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contact Idioms & Phrases

contact action

  • noun acceleration of a chemical reaction induced the presence of material that is chemically unchanged at the end of the reaction
    • of the top 50 commodity chemicals, 30 are created directly by catalysis and another 6 are made from raw materials that are catalytically produced

contact arm

  • noun contact consisting of a conducting arm that rotates over a series of fixed contacts and comes to rest on an outlet
    wiper arm; wiper.

contact dermatitis

  • noun a delayed type of allergic reaction of the skin resulting from skin contact with a specific allergen (such as poison ivy)

contact lens

  • noun a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication

Contact level

  • a delicate level so pivoted as to tilt when two parts of a measuring apparatus come into contact with each other; used in precise determinations of lengths and in the accurate graduation of instruments.
Webster 1913

contact print

  • noun a print made by exposing a photosensitive surface to direct contact with a photographic negative

contact sport

  • noun a sport that necessarily involves body contact between opposing players

electrical contact

  • noun contact that allows current to pass from one conductor to another

eye contact

  • noun a meeting of the eyes between two people that expresses meaningful nonverbal communication
    • it was a mere glance, but the eye contact was enough to tell her that he was desperate to leave
  • noun contact that occurs when two people look directly at each other
    • a teacher should make eye contact with the students

fly contact

  • verb fly a plane by using visible landmarks or points of reference

physical contact

  • noun the act of touching physically
    • her fingers came in contact with the light switch

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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