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founder

  • noun inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
    laminitis.
  • noun a person who founds or establishes some institution
    founding father; father; beginner.
    • George Washington is the father of his country

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foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

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soften

  • verb make (images or sounds) soft or softer
  • verb lessen in force or effect
    break; damp; weaken; dampen.
    • soften a shock
    • break a fall

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rusting

  • noun the formation of reddish-brown ferric oxides on iron by low-temperature oxidation in the presence of water
    rust.
  • verb become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
    rust; corrode.
    • The metal corroded
    • The pipes rusted

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commute

  • noun a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work
    • there is standing room only on the high-speed commute
  • verb exchange positions without a change in value
    transpose.
    • These operators commute with each other

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ionize

  • verb become converted into ions
    ionise.
  • verb convert into ions
    ionise.

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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integrity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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brown

  • noun an orange of low brightness and saturation
    brownness.
  • noun Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
    Robert Brown.

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oxidise

  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidate.
  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidate.
    • This metal oxidizes easily

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play_out

  • verb deplete
    exhaust; run down; sap; tire.
    • exhaust one's savings
    • We quickly played out our strength
  • verb perform or be performed to the end
    • How will the election drama be played out?

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corroding

  • noun erosion by chemical action
    corrosion; erosion.
  • verb cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
    eat; rust; corrode.
    • The acid corroded the metal
    • The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink

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ionise

  • verb become converted into ions
    ionize.
  • verb convert into ions
    ionize.

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promote

  • verb contribute to the progress or growth of
    advance; encourage; boost; further.
    • I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom
  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; elevate; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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weather

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; brave; endure.
    • She braved the elements

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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wilting

  • noun causing to become limp or drooping
    wilt.
  • verb lose strength
    wilt.
    • My opponent was wilting

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arrange

  • verb put into a proper or systematic order
    set up.
    • arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order
  • verb make arrangements for
    fix up.
    • Can you arrange a meeting with the President?

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stiffen

  • verb become stiff or stiffer
    • He stiffened when he saw his boss enter the room
  • verb make stiff or stiffer
    • Stiffen the cream by adding gelatine

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dim

  • verb switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    dip.
  • verb become dim or lusterless
    • the lights dimmed and the curtain rose

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indurate

  • verb become fixed or established
    • indurated customs
  • verb make hard or harder
    harden.
    • The cold hardened the butter

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curdle

  • verb turn into curds
    clot; clabber.
    • curdled milk
  • verb go bad or sour
    • The milk curdled

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gum

  • noun a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
    chewing gum.
  • noun the tissue (covered by mucous membrane) of the jaws that surrounds the bases of the teeth
    gingiva.

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leave

  • noun the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    leave of absence.
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • noun permission to do something
    • she was granted leave to speak

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adjust

  • verb alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    set; correct.
    • Adjust the clock, please
    • correct the alignment of the front wheels
  • verb place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
    line up; align; aline.
    • align the car with the curb
    • align the sheets of paper on the table

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salute

  • noun an act of honor or courteous recognition
    salutation.
    • a musical salute to the composer on his birthday
  • noun a formal military gesture of respect
    military greeting.

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biological

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biologic.
  • adjective of parents and children; related by blood
    • biological child

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eroding

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eating away; erosion; wearing away.
  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; gnaw; erode; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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stratify

  • verb divide society into social classes or castes
    • Income distribution often stratifies a society
  • verb form layers or strata
    • The rock stratifies

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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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pull_up_stakes

  • verb remove oneself from an association with or participation in
    leave; depart.
    • She wants to leave
    • The teenager left home
    • She left her position with the Red Cross
    • He left the Senate after two terms
    • after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes

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gray

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    grayness; greyness; grey.
  • noun clothing that is a grey color
    grey.
    • he was dressed in grey

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conk_out

  • verb stop operating or functioning
    die; give out; give way; break; go; go bad; fail; break down.
    • The engine finally went
    • The car died on the road
    • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
    • The coffee maker broke
    • The engine failed on the way to town
    • her eyesight went after the accident
  • verb use up all one's strength and energy and stop working
    run out; peter out; poop out; run down.
    • At the end of the march, I pooped out

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sensation

  • noun an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation
    sense impression; sense experience; esthesis; aesthesis; sense datum.
    • a sensation of touch
  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; virtuoso; maven; adept; whiz; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.

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jump

  • noun a sudden and decisive increase
    leap.
    • a jump in attendance
  • noun an abrupt transition
    leap; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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fold

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; crease; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    congregation; faithful.

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perception

  • noun the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept
    percept; perceptual experience.
  • noun a way of conceiving something
    • Luther had a new perception of the Bible

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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clotting

  • noun the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
    curdling; coagulation.
  • verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
    clot; coagulate.
    • coagulated blood

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professionalise

  • verb become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood
    professionalize.
  • verb make professional or give a professional character to
    professionalize.
    • Philosophy has not always been professionalized and used to be a subject pursued only by amateurs

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lighten_up

  • verb make more cheerful
    lighten; buoy up.
    • the conversation lightened me up a bit
  • verb become more cheerful
    lighten; buoy up.
    • after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit

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plasticise

  • verb become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added
    plasticize.
  • verb make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer
    plasticize.
    • plasticized PVC

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professionalize

  • verb become professional or proceed in a professional manner or in an activity for pay or as a means of livelihood
    professionalise.
  • verb make professional or give a professional character to
    professionalise.
    • Philosophy has not always been professionalized and used to be a subject pursued only by amateurs

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keratinise

  • verb convert into keratin
    keratinize.
  • verb become horny and impregnated with keratin
    keratinize.

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reforest

  • verb forest anew
    • After the fire, they reforested the mountain

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rot

  • noun a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
    putrefaction.
  • noun (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
    rotting; putrefaction; decomposition.

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whiff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    puff; puff of air.
  • noun a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

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microbiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

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melt

  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    melting; thaw; thawing.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • verb reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    melt down; run.
    • melt butter
    • melt down gold
    • The wax melted in the sun

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rotten

  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; stinky; crappy; lousy; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • adjective satellite damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
    rotted; decayed.
    • rotten floor boards
    • rotted beams
    • a decayed foundation

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alkalinize

  • verb become alkaline
    alkalinise.
  • verb make (a substance) alkaline
    alkalinise.
    • The oxide is alkalized

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hydrolyze

  • verb undergo hydrolysis; decompose by reacting with water
    hydrolyse.

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thin

  • verb lose thickness; become thin or thinner
  • verb make thin or thinner
    • Thin the solution

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scent_out

  • verb recognize or detect by or as if by smelling
    nose out; sniff out; smell out.
    • He can smell out trouble

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felt_up

  • verb change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
    mat up; mat; matte up; felt; matt-up; matte.
    • The fabric felted up after several washes

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go_to_pot

  • verb become ruined
    go to the dogs.
    • His business went to pot when economy soured

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hydrolyse

  • verb undergo hydrolysis; decompose by reacting with water
    hydrolyze.

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contaminative

  • adjective satellite making impure by contact or mixing

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modify

  • verb make less severe or harsh or extreme
    • please modify this letter to make it more polite
    • he modified his views on same-gender marriage
  • verb add a modifier to a constituent
    qualify.

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aromatise

  • verb fill or impregnate with an odor
    aromatize; perfume.
    • orange blossoms perfumed the air in the garden

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vesiculate

  • verb become vesicular or full of air cells
    • The organs vesiculated
  • verb cause to become vesicular or full of air cells
    • vesiculate an organ

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cool_off

  • verb become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
    calm; calm down; simmer down; cool it; chill out; settle down.
    • After the fight both men need to cool off.
    • It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again.
  • verb lose intensity
    cool down; cool.
    • His enthusiasm cooled considerably

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physiology

  • noun the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
  • noun processes and functions of an organism

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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convert

  • noun a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
  • verb change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
    change over.
    • We converted from 220 to 110 Volt

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receive

  • verb get something; come into possession of
    have.
    • receive payment
    • receive a gift
    • receive letters from the front
  • verb receive a specified treatment (abstract)
    incur; obtain; find; get.
    • These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
    • His movie received a good review
    • I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

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cause_to_be_perceived

  • verb have perceptible qualities

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deoxidize

  • verb to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons
    reduce; deoxidise.

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odour

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odor; smell; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses
  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; aroma; olfactory property; smell.

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experience

  • noun the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities
    • a man of experience
    • experience is the best teacher
  • noun the content of direct observation or participation in an event
    • he had a religious experience
    • he recalled the experience vividly

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modernise

  • verb become technologically advanced
    develop; modernize.
    • Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace
    • Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly
  • verb make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
    modernize; overhaul.
    • You should overhaul your car engine
    • overhaul the health care system

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solarize

  • verb reverse some of the tones of (a negative or print) and introduce pronounced outlines of highlights, by exposing it briefly to light, then washing and redeveloping it
    solarise.
  • verb become overexposed
    solarise.
    • The film solarized

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climb

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; raise; rise; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
    climbing; mounting.

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narrow

  • noun a narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
  • verb make or become more narrow or restricted
    contract.
    • The selection was narrowed
    • The road narrowed

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sweetness

  • noun the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
    sweet; sugariness.
  • noun the property of tasting as if it contains sugar
    sweet.

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putrefacient

  • adjective satellite causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction
    putrefactive.

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depart

  • verb move away from a place into another direction
    go; go away.
    • Go away before I start to cry
    • The train departs at noon
  • verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    vary; deviate; diverge.

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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limp

  • noun the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    hobble; hitch.
  • verb walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
    hobble; hitch; gimp.
    • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

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roll_up

  • verb form into a cylinder by rolling
    furl.
    • Roll up the cloth
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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wear_off

  • verb deteriorate through use or stress
    wear out; wear down; wear thin; wear.
    • The constant friction wore out the cloth
  • verb diminish, as by friction
    wear away.
    • Erosion wore away the surface

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morphology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
  • noun studies of the rules for forming admissible words

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destabilize

  • verb become unstable
    destabilise.
    • The economy destabilized rapidly
  • verb make unstable
    destabilise.
    • Terrorism destabilized the government

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desalinize

  • verb remove salt from
    desalinate; desalinise; desalt.
    • desalinate water

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reflate

  • verb economics: experience reflation
    • The economy reflated after the Fed took extreme measures
  • verb economics: raise demand, expand the money supply, or raise prices, after a period of deflation
    • These measures reflated the economy

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neurobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that deals with the anatomy and physiology and pathology of the nervous system

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reticulate

  • verb form a net or a network
  • verb distribute by a network, as of water or electricity

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fragrancy

  • noun a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
    bouquet; redolence; sweetness; fragrance.

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go_to_the_dogs

  • verb become ruined
    go to pot.
    • His business went to pot when economy soured

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by

  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    past.
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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take_up

  • verb pursue or resume
    • take up a matter for consideration
  • verb adopt
    fasten on; hook on; seize on; latch on.
    • take up new ideas

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plasticize

  • verb become plastic, as by having a plasticizer added
    plasticise.
  • verb make plastic, as by the addition of a plasticizer
    plasticise.
    • plasticized PVC

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fragrance

  • noun a distinctive odor that is pleasant
    perfume; scent; aroma.
  • noun a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
    bouquet; redolence; fragrancy; sweetness.

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noisome

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; sickening; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • adjective satellite offensively malodorous
    stinking; foul-smelling; foul; foetid; funky; smelly; fetid; ill-scented.
    • a foul odor
    • the kitchen smelled really funky

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pus

  • noun a fluid product of inflammation
    festering; sanies; suppuration; purulence; ichor.
  • noun the tenth month of the Hindu calendar
    Pansa.

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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vascularise

  • verb become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids
    vascularize.
    • The egg yolk vascularized
  • verb make vascular
    vascularize.
    • the yolk sac is gradually vascularized

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erode

  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; gnaw; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded
  • verb remove soil or rock
    eat away; fret.
    • Rain eroded the terraces

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decrepitate

  • verb undergo decrepitation and crackle
    • The salt decrepitated
  • verb to roast or calcine so as to cause to crackle or until crackling stops
    • decrepitate salts

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stink_up

  • verb cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell
    smell up; stink out.

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desalt

  • verb remove salt from
    desalinize; desalinate; desalinise.
    • desalinate water

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factor

  • noun anything that contributes causally to a result
    • a number of factors determined the outcome
  • noun an abstract part of something
    ingredient; constituent; component; element.
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

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infection

  • noun the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
  • noun (phonetics) the alteration of a speech sound under the influence of a neighboring sound

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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warm

  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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putrefy

  • verb become putrid; decay with an offensive smell
    • organic matter putrefies

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complexify

  • verb have or develop complicating consequences
    ramify.
    • These actions will ramify
  • verb make complex
    • he unnecessarily complexified every problem

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mellow

  • verb soften, make mellow
    • Age and experience mellowed him over the years
  • verb become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
    mellow out; melt.
    • With age, he mellowed

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disabling

  • adjective satellite that cripples or disables or incapacitates
    crippling; incapacitating.
    • a crippling injury
  • verb make unable to perform a certain action
    disenable; disable; incapacitate.
    • disable this command on your computer

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eat_at

  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    gnaw; erode; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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fly

  • noun two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    rainfly; tent flap; fly sheet; tent-fly.

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science

  • noun a particular branch of scientific knowledge
    scientific discipline.
    • the science of genetics
  • noun ability to produce solutions in some problem domain
    skill.
    • the skill of a well-trained boxer
    • the sweet science of pugilism

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sour

  • noun a cocktail made of a liquor (especially whiskey or gin) mixed with lemon or lime juice and sugar
  • noun the taste experience when vinegar or lemon juice is taken into the mouth
    tartness; sourness.

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dissimilate

  • verb become dissimilar by changing the sound qualities
    • These consonants dissimilate
  • verb make dissimilar; cause to become less similar

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matte_up

  • verb change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
    mat up; mat; felt; matt-up; matte; felt up.
    • The fabric felted up after several washes

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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growing

  • noun (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
    development; ontogenesis; maturation; ontogeny; growth.
    • he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children
  • noun (electronics) the production of (semiconductor) crystals by slow crystallization from the molten state

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zoological_science

  • noun the branch of biology that studies animals
    zoology.

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souring

  • noun the process of becoming sour
  • verb go sour or spoil
    ferment; turn; sour; work.
    • The milk has soured
    • The wine worked
    • The cream has turned--we have to throw it out

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loosen

  • verb make loose or looser
    loose.
    • loosen the tension on a rope
  • verb make less severe or strict
    relax.
    • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

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wear_thin

  • verb deteriorate through use or stress
    wear out; wear down; wear off; wear.
    • The constant friction wore out the cloth

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pollute

  • verb make impure
    foul; contaminate.
    • The industrial wastes polluted the lake

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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botanise

  • verb collect and study plants
    botanize.

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sense

  • noun a general conscious awareness
    • a sense of security
    • a sense of happiness
    • a sense of danger
    • a sense of self
  • noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
    signified.
    • the dictionary gave several senses for the word
    • in the best sense charity is really a duty
    • the signifier is linked to the signified

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freshen

  • verb make (to feel) fresh
    refresh.
    • The cool water refreshed us
  • verb become or make oneself fresh again
    refreshen; refresh; freshen up.
    • She freshened up after the tennis game

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dress

  • noun a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice
    frock.
  • noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
    garb; attire.
    • formal attire
    • battle dress

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come_around

  • verb change one's position or opinion
    come round.
    • He came around to our point of view
  • verb happen regularly
    roll around.
    • Christmas rolled around again

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saponify

  • verb become converted into soap by being hydrolized into an acid and alcohol as a result of being treated with an alkali
    • the oil saponified
  • verb convert into soap by hydrolizing an ester into an acid and alcohol as a result of treating it with an alkali
    • saponify oils and fats

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septic

  • adjective containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms
    infected.
    • a septic sore throat
    • a septic environment
    • septic sewage
  • adjective of or relating to or caused by putrefaction
    • the septic action occurs at the bottom of the septic tank

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paleobiology

  • noun a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
    palaeobiology.

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damage

  • noun the occurrence of a change for the worse
    harm; impairment.
  • noun loss of military equipment
    equipment casualty.

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stinkiness

  • noun the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
    rankness; foulness; malodorousness; fetidness.

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forest

  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    woods; wood.
  • noun land that is covered with trees and shrubs
    timberland; woodland; timber.

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reeking

  • adjective satellite wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears
    watery.
    • wiped his reeking neck
  • verb have an element suggestive (of something)
    smack; reek; smell.
    • his speeches smacked of racism
    • this passage smells of plagiarism

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deteriorate

  • verb become worse or disintegrate
    • His mind deteriorated
  • verb grow worse
    drop; devolve; degenerate.
    • Her condition deteriorated
    • Conditions in the slums degenerated
    • The discussion devolved into a shouting match

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deliquesce

  • verb melt away in the process of decay
    • The fungi eventually deliquesced
  • verb melt or become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air
    • this type of salt deliquesces easily

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normalize

  • verb become normal or return to its normal state
    normalise.
    • Let us hope that relations with this country will normalize soon
  • verb make normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard
    normalise; renormalise; renormalize.
    • normalize relations with China
    • normalize the temperature
    • normalize the spelling

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fall_for

  • verb fall in love with; become infatuated with
    • She fell for the man from Brazil
  • verb be deceived, duped, or entrapped by
    • He fell for her charms
    • He fell for the con man's story

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mat

  • noun a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
  • noun mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
    matting.

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peeling

  • noun loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
    shedding; desquamation.
  • verb strip the skin off
    pare; peel; skin.
    • pare apples

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swing

  • noun a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
    • the party went with a swing
    • it took time to get into the swing of things
  • noun mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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canker

  • noun a fungal disease of woody plants that causes localized damage to the bark
  • noun an ulceration (especially of the lips or lining of the mouth)
    canker sore.

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unsound

  • adjective not in good condition; damaged or decayed
    • an unsound foundation
  • adjective not sound financially
    • unsound banking practices

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produce

  • noun fresh fruits and vegetable grown for the market
    green goods; garden truck; green groceries.
  • verb bring forth or yield
    bring forth.
    • The tree would not produce fruit

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blood

  • noun the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
    • blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products
    • the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions
  • noun temperament or disposition
    • a person of hot blood

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grow

  • verb pass into a condition gradually, take on a specific property or attribute; become
    turn.
    • The weather turned nasty
    • She grew angry
  • verb become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain
    • The problem grew too large for me
    • Her business grew fast

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fray

  • noun a noisy fight
    affray; disturbance; ruffle.
  • verb wear away by rubbing
    frazzle.
    • The friction frayed the sleeve

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purify

  • verb remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    make pure; sublimate; distill.
    • purify the water
  • verb make pure or free from sin or guilt
    purge; sanctify.
    • he left the monastery purified

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crippling

  • adjective satellite that cripples or disables or incapacitates
    disabling; incapacitating.
    • a crippling injury
  • verb deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless
    stultify; cripple.
    • This measure crippled our efforts
    • Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work

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sickening

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; noisome; nauseating.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • verb cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of
    nauseate; sicken; revolt; churn up; disgust.
    • The pornographic pictures sickened us

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shade

  • noun relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
    shadowiness; shadiness.
    • it is much cooler in the shade
    • there's too much shadiness to take good photographs
  • noun a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
    tint; tone; tincture.
    • after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted

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stakes

  • noun the money risked on a gamble
    wager; stake; bet.
  • noun (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    stake; interest.
    • they have interests all over the world
    • a stake in the company's future

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americanise

  • verb make American in character
    Americanize.
    • The year in the US has completely Americanized him
  • verb become American in character
    Americanize.
    • After a year in Iowa, he has totally Americanized

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turn_on

  • verb cause to operate by flipping a switch
    switch on.
    • switch on the light
    • turn on the stereo
  • verb be contingent on
    hinge upon; depend on; devolve on; ride; hinge on; depend upon.
    • The outcomes rides on the results of the election
    • Your grade will depends on your homework

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rankness

  • noun the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth
    fertility; prolificacy; richness.
    • he praised the richness of the soil
    • weeds lovely in their rankness
  • noun the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
    foulness; malodorousness; fetidness; stinkiness.

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incandesce

  • verb cause to become incandescent or glow
    • the lamp was incandesced
  • verb become incandescent or glow with heat
    • an incandescing body

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acetylate

  • verb receive substitution of an acetyl group
    acetylise; acetylize.
    • the compounds acetylated
  • verb introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
    acetylise; acetylize.

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rottenness

  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    putrescence; corruption; putridness.
  • noun the quality of rotting and becoming putrid
    putrescence.

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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beak

  • noun beaklike mouth of animals other than birds (e.g., turtles)
  • noun horny projecting mouth of a bird
    nib; pecker; bill; neb.

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vary

  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    alter; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season
  • verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    depart; deviate; diverge.

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fold_up

  • verb bend or lay so that one part covers the other
    fold; turn up.
    • fold up the newspaper
    • turn up your collar
  • verb become folded or folded up
    fold.
    • The bed folds in a jiffy

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reorient

  • verb orient once again, after a disorientation
    reorientate.
  • verb cause to turn

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malodorousness

  • noun the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
    rankness; foulness; fetidness; stinkiness.

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ulcerate

  • verb undergo ulceration
    • Her stomach ulcerated
  • verb affect with an ulcer
    • Her stomach was ulcerated

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astrobiology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    exobiology; space biology.

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change_integrity

  • verb change in physical make-up

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digest

  • noun a periodical that summarizes the news
  • noun something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    compilation.

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dirtiness

  • noun the state of being unsanitary
    uncleanness.
  • noun the state of containing dirty impurities

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change_form

  • verb assume a different shape or form
    change shape; deform.

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decay

  • noun the process of gradually becoming inferior
  • noun a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
    decline.

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putrefy

  • verb become putrid; decay with an offensive smell
    • organic matter putrefies

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spoiling

  • noun the process of becoming spoiled
    spoilage.
  • noun the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
    spoilage; spoil.
    • her spoiling my dress was deliberate

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warm_up

  • verb run until the normal working temperature is reached
    • We warmed up the car for a few minutes
  • verb become more friendly or open
    • She warmed up after we had lunch together

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synthesize

  • verb combine so as to form a more complex, product
    synthesise.
    • his operas synthesize music and drama in perfect harmony
    • The liver synthesizes vitamins
  • verb combine and form a synthesis
    • Vitamin D only synthesizes when sunlight is available

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cool

  • noun the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature
    • the cool of early morning
  • noun great coolness and composure under strain
    sang-froid; aplomb; poise; assuredness.
    • keep your cool

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shear

  • noun (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves
    • the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram
  • noun a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it

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undercut

  • noun the material removed by a cut made underneath
  • noun the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
    tenderloin.

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crash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    wreck.
    • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

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odourise

  • verb cause to smell or be smelly
    odorize; scent.

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corroded

  • adjective satellite eaten away as by acid or oxidation
  • verb cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
    eat; rust; corrode.
    • The acid corroded the metal
    • The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink

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radiobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the effects of radiation on living organisms

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stabilise

  • verb support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    steady; brace; stabilize.
    • brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel
  • verb become stable or more stable
    stabilize.
    • The economy stabilized

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mat_up

  • verb change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
    mat; matte up; felt; matt-up; matte; felt up.
    • The fabric felted up after several washes

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occult

  • noun supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
    supernatural.
    • She doesn't believe in the supernatural
  • noun supernatural practices and techniques
    occult arts.
    • he is a student of the occult

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stinking

  • adjective satellite very bad
    shitty; stinky; crappy; lousy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • verb be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    stink.
    • This term paper stinks!

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sublimate

  • noun the product of vaporization of a solid
  • verb direct energy or urges into useful activities

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stabilize

  • verb make stable and keep from fluctuating or put into an equilibrium
    stabilise.
    • The drug stabilized her blood pressure
    • stabilize prices
  • verb support or hold steady and make steadfast, with or as if with a brace
    steady; brace; stabilise.
    • brace your elbows while working on the potter's wheel

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give_out

  • verb give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.
    emit; give off.
    • The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits
  • verb give to several people
    pass out; distribute; hand out.
    • The teacher handed out the exams

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reek

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; stink; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; stench.
  • verb have an element suggestive (of something)
    smack; smell.
    • his speeches smacked of racism
    • this passage smells of plagiarism

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become_flat

  • verb lose sparkle or bouquet
    die; pall.
    • wine and beer can pall

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dinge

  • noun discoloration due to dirtiness
    dinginess.
  • verb make a dent or impression in
    batter.
    • dinge a soft hat

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feminize

  • verb assume (more) feminine characteristics
    feminise.
    • feminized language
    • feminized frogs
  • verb to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
    effeminise; effeminize; womanize; feminise.
    • This hairdo feminizes the man

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refresh

  • verb refresh one's memory
    brush up; review.
    • I reviewed the material before the test
  • verb make (to feel) fresh
    freshen.
    • The cool water refreshed us

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magnitude

  • noun the property of relative size or extent (whether large or small)
    • they tried to predict the magnitude of the explosion
    • about the magnitude of a small pea
  • noun a number assigned to the ratio of two quantities; two quantities are of the same order of magnitude if one is less than 10 times as large as the other; the number of magnitudes that the quantities differ is specified to within a power of 10
    order of magnitude.

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die

  • noun a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers
    dice.
  • noun a device used for shaping metal

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mould

  • noun loose soil rich in organic matter
    mold.
  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    cast; mold; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region

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reduce

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb make less complex
    • reduce a problem to a single question

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olfaction

  • noun the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
    sense of smell; smell; olfactory modality.

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matt-up

  • verb change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
    mat up; mat; matte up; felt; matte; felt up.
    • The fabric felted up after several washes

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yield

  • noun production of a certain amount
    output.
  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; takings; take; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%

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dawn

  • noun the first light of day
    sunup; daybreak; break of day; dawning; aurora; morning; break of the day; first light; dayspring; cockcrow; sunrise.
    • we got up before dawn
    • they talked until morning
  • noun the earliest period
    morning.
    • the dawn of civilization
    • the morning of the world

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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matt

  • noun the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    mat; lusterlessness; matte; lustrelessness; flatness.
  • adjective satellite not reflecting light; not glossy
    flat; matte; mat; matted.
    • flat wall paint
    • a photograph with a matte finish

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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undulate

  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; ruffle; cockle.
  • verb occur in soft rounded shapes
    roll.
    • The hills rolled past

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repress

  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; quash; subjugate; keep down.
    • The government quashes any attempt of an uprising
    • China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently
    • The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land
  • verb conceal or hide
    muffle; strangle; stifle; smother.
    • smother a yawn
    • muffle one's anger
    • strangle a yawn

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re

  • noun a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum
    atomic number 75; rhenium.
  • noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen-Ra to become the king of the gods
    Ra.

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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adapt

  • verb make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
    accommodate.
    • Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country
  • verb adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
    conform; adjust.
    • We must adjust to the bad economic situation

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exobiology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    astrobiology; space biology.

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mellow_out

  • verb become more relaxed, easygoing, or genial
    mellow; melt.
    • With age, he mellowed

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stench

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; stink; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek.

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cause

  • noun events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
    • they are trying to determine the cause of the crash
  • noun a justification for something existing or happening
    reason; grounds.
    • he had no cause to complain
    • they had good reason to rejoice

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fetidness

  • noun the attribute of having a strong offensive smell
    rankness; foulness; malodorousness; stinkiness.

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putrescent

  • adjective satellite becoming putrid
    • a trail lined by putrescent carcasses

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grease

  • noun a thick fatty oil (especially one used to lubricate machinery)
    lubricating oil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    filth; dirt; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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resume

  • noun short descriptive summary (of events)
    sketch; survey.
  • noun a summary of your academic and work history
    curriculum vitae; CV.

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putrifacted

Putrefied. Obs.
What vermin bred of putrifacted slime. Marston.

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fret

  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; stew; lather.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams
  • noun a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
    worn spot.

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change_state

  • verb undergo a transformation or a change of position or action
    turn.
    • We turned from Socialism to Capitalism
    • The people turned against the President when he stole the election

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blossoming

  • noun the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
    efflorescence; florescence; anthesis; flowering; inflorescence.
  • verb produce or yield flowers
    blossom; flower; bloom.
    • The cherry tree bloomed

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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funky

  • adjective satellite offensively malodorous
    stinking; foul-smelling; foul; foetid; smelly; noisome; fetid; ill-scented.
    • a foul odor
    • the kitchen smelled really funky
  • adjective satellite (of jazz) having the soulful feeling of early blues
    low-down.

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change_shape

  • verb assume a different shape or form
    change form; deform.

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ice_up

  • verb become covered with a layer of ice; of a surface such as a window
    frost over; ice over.
    • When the wings iced up, the pilot was forced to land his plane

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brutalize

  • verb treat brutally
    brutalise.
  • verb make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman
    animalise; animalize; brutalise.
    • Life in the camps had brutalized him

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regress

  • noun the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
    reasoning backward.
  • noun returning to a former state
    reversion; retroversion; regression; retrogression.

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undergo

  • verb pass through
    • The chemical undergoes a sudden change
    • The fluid undergoes shear
    • undergo a strange sensation

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decompositional

  • adjective satellite causing organic decay

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botany

  • noun all the plant life in a particular region or period
    flora; vegetation.
    • Pleistocene vegetation
    • the flora of southern California
    • the botany of China
  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    phytology.

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pairing

  • noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    coupling; union; sexual union; conjugation; mating.
    • the casual couplings of adolescents
    • the mating of some species occurs only in the spring
  • noun the act of grouping things or people in pairs

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bouquet

  • noun an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present
    nosegay; posy; corsage.
  • noun a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
    redolence; fragrancy; sweetness; fragrance.

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putrefactive

  • adjective satellite causing or promoting bacterial putrefaction
    putrefacient.

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rank

  • noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another
    • the entrance was guarded by ranks of policemen
  • noun relative status
    • his salary was determined by his rank and seniority

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sequester

  • verb requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
    • the estate was sequestered
  • verb take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
    attach; seize; confiscate; impound.
    • The FBI seized the drugs
    • The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment
    • The police confiscated the stolen artwork

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maturate

  • verb develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
    mature; grow.
    • He matured fast
    • The child grew fast
  • verb grow old or older
    age; senesce; mature; get on.
    • She aged gracefully
    • we age every day--what a depressing thought!
    • Young men senesce

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shoal

  • noun a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide
  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shallow.

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radiate

  • verb send out rays or waves
    • The sun radiates heat
  • verb send out real or metaphoric rays
    • She radiates happiness

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scent

  • noun a distinctive odor that is pleasant
    perfume; fragrance; aroma.
  • noun an odor left in passing by which a person or animal can be traced

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frazzle

  • noun a state of extreme exhaustion
    • he was worn to a frazzle
  • verb wear away by rubbing
    fray.
    • The friction frayed the sleeve

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droop

  • noun a shape that sags
    sag.
    • there was a sag in the chair seat
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; sag.

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dilapidate

  • verb bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin by neglect or misuse
  • verb fall into decay or ruin
    crumble; decay.
    • The unoccupied house started to decay

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grime

  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    grease; filth; dirt; soil; grunge; stain.
  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    begrime; soil; bemire; dirty; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

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carbonate

  • noun a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
  • verb turn into a carbonate

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zoological

  • adjective concerning the study of animals and their classification and properties
    • zoological research
  • adjective of or relating to animals or animal groups
    • zoological garden

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molder

  • verb break down
    moulder; rot; decompose.
    • The bodies decomposed in the heat

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smoothen

  • verb make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
    smooth.
    • smooth the surface of the wood
  • verb make (a surface) shine
    shine; polish; smooth.
    • shine the silver, please
    • polish my shoes

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embryology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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boil

  • noun a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
    furuncle.
  • noun the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level
    boiling point.
    • they brought the water to a boil

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leafing

  • noun (botany) the process of forming leaves
    foliation.
  • verb look through a book or other written material
    flick; leaf; thumb; flip; riff; riffle.
    • He thumbed through the report
    • She leafed through the volume

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collapse

  • noun an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
    prostration.
    • the commander's prostration demoralized his men
  • noun a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
    • the roof is in danger of collapse
    • the collapse of the old star under its own gravity

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acquire

  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    get.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work
  • verb take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    assume; take on; take; adopt.
    • His voice took on a sad tone
    • The story took a new turn
    • he adopted an air of superiority
    • She assumed strange manners
    • The gods assume human or animal form in these fables

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environmental

  • adjective of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
    • environmental factors
  • adjective concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment
    • environmental pollution

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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incur

  • verb make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to
    • People who smoke incur a great danger to their health
  • verb receive a specified treatment (abstract)
    receive; obtain; find; get.
    • These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
    • His movie received a good review
    • I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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spoilt

  • adjective satellite having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention
    spoiled.
    • a spoiled child
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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gelatinize

  • verb coat with gelatin
  • verb become gelatinous or change into a jelly
    gelatinise.
    • the starch gelatinized when it was heated

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molecular

  • adjective relating to or produced by or consisting of molecules
    • molecular structure
    • molecular oxygen
    • molecular weight is the sum of all the atoms in a molecule
  • adjective relating to simple or elementary organization
    • proceed by more and more detailed analysis to the molecular facts of perception"--G.A. Miller

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culture

  • noun a particular society at a particular time and place
    civilization; civilisation.
    • early Mayan civilization
  • noun the tastes in art and manners that are favored by a social group

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foul-smelling

  • adjective satellite offensively malodorous
    stinking; foul; foetid; funky; smelly; noisome; fetid; ill-scented.
    • a foul odor
    • the kitchen smelled really funky

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infectious

  • adjective satellite caused by infection or capable of causing infection
    infective.
    • viruses and other infective agents
    • a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease
  • adjective easily spread; children catch it from their elders"- Bertrand Russell
    • fear is exceedingly infectious

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distill

  • verb remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    make pure; purify; sublimate.
    • purify the water
  • verb undergo the process of distillation
    distil.

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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discolor

  • verb lose color or turn colorless
    • The painting discolored
  • verb cause to lose or change color
    • The detergent discolored my shirts

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spoiled

  • adjective satellite having the character or disposition harmed by pampering or oversolicitous attention
    spoilt.
    • a spoiled child
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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poisoning

  • noun the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
    toxic condition; intoxication.
  • noun the act of giving poison to a person or animal with the intent to kill

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stale

  • verb urinate, of cattle and horses
  • adjective lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age
    • stale bread
    • the beer was stale

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give_way

  • verb move in order to make room for someone for something
    ease up; move over; yield; give.
    • The park gave way to a supermarket
    • `Move over,' he told the crowd
  • verb break down, literally or metaphorically
    collapse; founder; give; break; cave in; fall in.
    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

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septicemic

  • adjective satellite characteristic of septicemia
    • a septicemic temperature curve

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barbarize

  • verb become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language
    barbarise.
  • verb make crude or savage in behavior or speech
    barbarise.
    • his years in prison have barbarized the young man

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septicemia

  • noun invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
    blood poisoning; septicaemia.

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strengthen

  • verb make strong or stronger
    fortify; beef up.
    • This exercise will strengthen your upper body
    • strengthen the relations between the two countries
  • verb gain strength
    • His body strengthened

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get_dressed

  • verb put on clothes
    dress.
    • we had to dress quickly
    • dress the patient
    • Can the child dress by herself?

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sag

  • noun a shape that sags
    droop.
    • there was a sag in the chair seat
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; droop.

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fail

  • verb fail to do something; leave something undone
    neglect.
    • She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib
    • The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account
  • verb be unsuccessful
    miscarry; go wrong.
    • Where do today's public schools fail?
    • The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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conjugate

  • noun a mixture of two partially miscible liquids A and B produces two conjugate solutions: one of A in B and another of B in A
    conjugate solution.
  • verb unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds

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modality

  • noun a classification of propositions on the basis of whether they claim necessity or possibility or impossibility
    mode.
  • noun verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
    mood; mode.

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cave

  • noun a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
  • verb hollow out as if making a cave or opening
    undermine.
    • The river was caving the banks

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change_magnitude

  • verb change in size or magnitude

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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worsening

  • noun process of changing to an inferior state
    declension; decline in quality; deterioration.
  • noun changing something with the result that it becomes worse

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wilted

  • adjective satellite not firm
    limp.
    • wilted lettuce
  • verb lose strength
    wilt.
    • My opponent was wilting

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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shallow

  • noun a stretch of shallow water
    shoal.
  • verb make shallow
    shoal.
    • The silt shallowed the canal

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snuff

  • noun the charred portion of a candlewick
  • noun a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time

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evaporate

  • verb lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
    vaporise; vaporize.
    • evaporate milk
  • verb cause to change into a vapor
    vaporise.
    • The chemist evaporated the water

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foetid

  • adjective satellite offensively malodorous
    stinking; foul-smelling; foul; funky; smelly; noisome; fetid; ill-scented.
    • a foul odor
    • the kitchen smelled really funky

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barbarise

  • verb become crude or savage or barbaric in behavior or language
    barbarize.
  • verb make crude or savage in behavior or speech
    barbarize.
    • his years in prison have barbarized the young man

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biologic

  • adjective pertaining to biology or to life and living things
    biological.

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solarise

  • verb reverse some of the tones of (a negative or print) and introduce pronounced outlines of highlights, by exposing it briefly to light, then washing and redeveloping it
    solarize.
  • verb become overexposed
    solarize.
    • The film solarized

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odorous

  • adjective having odor or a characteristic odor
    • odorous jasmine flowers
    • odorous garbage
    • fresh odorous bread
  • adjective satellite emitting an odor
    odoriferous.
    • odorous salt pork and weevily hardtack

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snuffle

  • noun the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
    snivel; sniffle.
  • verb sniff or smell inquiringly
    snuff.

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recombine

  • verb undergo genetic recombination
    • The DNA can recombine
  • verb cause genetic recombination
    • should scientists recombine DNA?

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bug

  • noun general term for any insect or similar creeping or crawling invertebrate
  • noun a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
    glitch.

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adopt

  • verb choose and follow; as of theories, ideas, policies, strategies or plans
    follow; espouse.
    • She followed the feminist movement
    • The candidate espouses Republican ideals
  • verb take up and practice as one's own
    take over; take up; borrow.

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calcify

  • verb become impregnated with calcium salts
  • verb become inflexible and unchanging
    • Old folks can calcify

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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transpire

  • verb pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    transpirate.
  • verb exude water vapor
    • plants transpire

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assibilate

  • verb insert a sibilant sound before or after (another sound)
  • verb change into a sibilant
    • In the syllable /si/, the /s/ sibilates in Japanese

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mating

  • noun the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    coupling; union; sexual union; pairing; conjugation.
    • the casual couplings of adolescents
    • the mating of some species occurs only in the spring
  • verb engage in sexual intercourse
    pair; couple; mate; copulate.
    • Birds mate in the Spring

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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prim

  • verb assume a prim appearance
    • They mince and prim
  • verb contract one's lips
    • She primmed her lips after every bite of food

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industrialise

  • verb organize (the production of something) into an industry
    industrialize.
    • The Chinese industrialized textile production
  • verb develop industry; become industrial
    industrialize.
    • The nations of South East Asia will quickly industrialize and catch up with the West

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putrescence

  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    rottenness; corruption; putridness.
  • noun the quality of rotting and becoming putrid
    rottenness.

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biodegrade

  • verb break down naturally through the action of biological agents
    • Plastic bottles do not biodegrade

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alkalinise

  • verb become alkaline
    alkalinize.
  • verb make (a substance) alkaline
    alkalinize.
    • The oxide is alkalized

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thurify

  • verb perfume especially with a censer
    incense; cense.

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transaminate

  • verb change (an amino group) by transferring it from one compound to another
  • verb undergo transfer from one compound to another
    • amino groups can transaminate

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perfumed

  • adjective satellite filled or impregnated with perfume
    scented.
    • perfumed boudoir
    • perfumed stationery
    • scented soap
  • verb fill or impregnate with an odor
    aromatize; aromatise; perfume.
    • orange blossoms perfumed the air in the garden

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blood_poisoning

  • noun invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
    septicaemia; septicemia.

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find

  • noun a productive insight
    breakthrough; discovery.
  • noun the act of discovering something
    uncovering; discovery.

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deform

  • verb make formless
    • the heat deformed the plastic sculpture
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; contort.

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gnaw

  • verb bite or chew on with the teeth
    • gnaw an old cracker
  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; erode; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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phytology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies plants
    botany.

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ruin

  • noun an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
    ruination.
    • you have brought ruin on this entire family
  • noun a ruined building
    • they explored several Roman ruins

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industrialize

  • verb organize (the production of something) into an industry
    industrialise.
    • The Chinese industrialized textile production
  • verb develop industry; become industrial
    industrialise.
    • The nations of South East Asia will quickly industrialize and catch up with the West

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bust

  • noun a complete failure
    flop; fizzle.
    • the play was a dismal flop
  • noun the chest of a woman
    female chest.

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eat

  • verb take in solid food
    • She was eating a banana
    • What did you eat for dinner last night?
  • verb eat a meal; take a meal
    • We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls
    • I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation

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septicaemia

  • noun invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
    blood poisoning; septicemia.

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incapacitating

  • adjective satellite that cripples or disables or incapacitates
    disabling; crippling.
    • a crippling injury
  • verb make unable to perform a certain action
    disenable; disable; incapacitate.
    • disable this command on your computer

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wear_out

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    tire; wear down; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike
  • verb go to pieces
    break; fall apart; wear; bust.
    • The lawn mower finally broke
    • The gears wore out
    • The old chair finally fell apart completely

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stain

  • noun a soiled or discolored appearance
    discolouration; discoloration.
    • the wine left a dark stain
  • noun (microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible

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germy

  • adjective full of germs or pathological microorganisms
    • the water in New York harbor is oily and dirty and germy

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wearing

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    eating away; eroding; erosion; wearing away.
  • noun the act of having on your person as a covering or adornment
    wear.
    • she bought it for everyday wear

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fetor

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; stink; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek; stench.

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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sprouting

  • noun the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
    germination.
  • verb produce buds, branches, or germinate
    shoot; bourgeon; sprout; spud; pullulate; burgeon forth; germinate.
    • the potatoes sprouted

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lighten

  • verb make more cheerful
    lighten up; buoy up.
    • the conversation lightened me up a bit
  • verb reduce the weight on; make lighter
    • she lightened the load on the tired donkey

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smut

  • noun a black colloidal substance consisting wholly or principally of amorphous carbon and used to make pigments and ink
    soot; crock; lampblack; carbon black.
  • noun destructive diseases of plants (especially cereal grasses) caused by fungi that produce black powdery masses of spores

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rotted

  • adjective satellite damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
    decayed; rotten.
    • rotten floor boards
    • rotted beams
    • a decayed foundation
  • verb break down
    moulder; molder; rot; decompose.
    • The bodies decomposed in the heat

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reversal

  • noun a change from one state to the opposite state
    • there was a reversal of autonomic function
  • noun an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
    blow; setback; reverse; black eye.

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capacitate

  • verb make legally capable or qualify in law
  • verb cause (spermatozoa) to undergo the physical changes necessary to fertilize an egg

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deaden

  • verb make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible
    damp; dampen.
    • muffle the message
  • verb cut a girdle around so as to kill by interrupting the circulation of water and nutrients
    girdle.
    • girdle the plant

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gel

  • noun a colloid in a more solid form than a sol
    colloidal gel.
  • noun a thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects
    gelatin.

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anatomize

  • verb dissect in order to analyze
    anatomise.
    • anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease
  • verb analyze down to the smallest detail
    • This writer anatomized the depth of human behavior

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assimilate

  • verb take up mentally
    absorb; take in; ingest.
    • he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe
  • verb become similar to one's environment
    • Immigrants often want to assimilate quickly

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vascularize

  • verb become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids
    vascularise.
    • The egg yolk vascularized
  • verb make vascular
    vascularise.
    • the yolk sac is gradually vascularized

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obsolesce

  • verb become obsolete, fall into disuse
    • This word has not obsolesced, although it is rarely used

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perfume

  • noun a distinctive odor that is pleasant
    scent; fragrance; aroma.
  • noun a toiletry that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor
    essence.

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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biogeography

  • noun dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

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conform

  • verb be similar, be in line with
  • verb adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
    adjust; adapt.
    • We must adjust to the bad economic situation

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shedding

  • noun the process whereby something is shed
    sloughing.
  • noun loss of bits of outer skin by peeling or shedding or coming off in scales
    peeling; desquamation.

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habit

  • noun an established custom
    wont.
    • it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening
  • noun (psychology) an automatic pattern of behavior in reaction to a specific situation; may be inherited or acquired through frequent repetition
    use.
    • owls have nocturnal habits
    • she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair
    • long use had hardened him to it

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deoxidise

  • verb to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons
    deoxidize; reduce.

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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aromatize

  • verb fill or impregnate with an odor
    aromatise; perfume.
    • orange blossoms perfumed the air in the garden

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teething

  • noun the eruption through the gums of baby teeth
    odontiasis; dentition.
  • verb grow teeth; cut the baby teeth
    teethe.
    • The little one is teething now

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corrupt

  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
  • verb make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
    grease one's palms; buy; bribe.
    • This judge can be bought

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come_in

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; go into; enter; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb be received
    come.
    • News came in of the massacre in Rwanda

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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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desalinise

  • verb remove salt from
    desalinize; desalinate; desalt.
    • desalinate water

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introject

  • noun (psychoanalysis) parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child; the voice of conscience is usually a parent's voice internalized
  • verb incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one's personality unconsciously

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cave_in

  • noun the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
    subsidence.
  • verb break down, literally or metaphorically
    collapse; founder; give; give way; break; fall in.
    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

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cense

  • verb perfume especially with a censer
    thurify; incense.

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gnaw_at

  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    eat at; gnaw; erode; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded

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addled

  • adjective satellite (of eggs) no longer edible
    • an addled egg
  • verb mix up or confuse
    puddle; addle; muddle.
    • He muddled the issues

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environmental_science

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; ecology.

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glaze

  • noun any of various thin shiny (savory or sweet) coatings applied to foods
  • noun a glossy finish on a fabric

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diverge

  • verb move or draw apart
    • The two paths diverge here
  • verb have no limits as a mathematical series

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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tainted

  • adjective satellite touched by rot or decay
    corrupt.
    • tainted bacon
    • `corrupt' is archaic
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; defile; corrupt; taint; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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conditions

  • noun the prevailing context that influences the performance or the outcome of a process
    • there were wide variations in the conditions of observation
  • noun the set of circumstances that affect someone's welfare
    • hazardous working conditions
    • harsh living conditions

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corruption

  • noun lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain
    corruptness.
  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    putrescence; rottenness; putridness.

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oxidize

  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidise; oxidate.
    • This metal oxidizes easily
  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidise; oxidate.

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mildew

  • noun the process of becoming mildewed
    mould; mold.
  • noun a fungus that produces a superficial (usually white) growth on organic matter

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perceived

  • adjective satellite detected by instinct or inference rather than by recognized perceptual cues
    sensed.
    • the felt presence of an intruder
    • a sensed presence in the room raised goosebumps on her arms
    • a perceived threat
  • verb to become aware of through the senses
    perceive; comprehend.
    • I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon

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smell_up

  • verb cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell
    stink up; stink out.

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transpose

  • noun a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix
  • verb change the order or arrangement of
    commute; permute.
    • Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word

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metamorphose

  • verb change completely the nature or appearance of
    transfigure; transmogrify.
    • In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug
    • The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman
    • Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection
  • verb change in outward structure or looks
    transmute; transform.
    • He transformed into a monster
    • The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle

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sociobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that conducts comparative studies of the social organization of animals (including human beings) with regard to its evolutionary history

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flowering

  • noun the time and process of budding and unfolding of blossoms
    efflorescence; blossoming; florescence; anthesis; inflorescence.
  • noun a developmental process
    unfolding.
    • the flowering of antebellum culture

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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animalize

  • verb represent in the form of an animal
    animalise.
  • verb make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman
    animalise; brutalise; brutalize.
    • Life in the camps had brutalized him

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animalise

  • verb represent in the form of an animal
    animalize.
  • verb make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman
    animalize; brutalise; brutalize.
    • Life in the camps had brutalized him

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reverse

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    reverse gear.

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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contract

  • noun a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  • noun (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    declaration.

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re-afforest

  • verb reestablish a forest after clear-cutting or fire, etc.
    • re-afforest the area that was burned during the fighting

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decompose

  • verb separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
    break down; break up.
  • verb lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
    disintegrate; decay.
    • the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process

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muskiness

  • noun having the olfactory properties of musk

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pestiferous

  • adjective satellite contaminated with infecting organisms
    dirty.
    • dirty wounds
    • obliged to go into infected rooms"- Jane Austen
  • adjective satellite likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease
    pestilential; plaguey; pestilent.
    • a pestilential malignancy in the air"- Jonathan Swift
    • plaguey fevers

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senesce

  • verb grow old or older
    age; maturate; mature; get on.
    • She aged gracefully
    • we age every day--what a depressing thought!
    • Young men senesce

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wear

  • noun impairment resulting from long use
    • the tires showed uneven wear
  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
    habiliment; vesture; clothing; wearable; article of clothing.

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fester

  • noun a sore that has become inflamed and formed pus
    suppurating sore.
  • verb ripen and generate pus
    suppurate; maturate.
    • her wounds are festering

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spoil

  • noun (usually plural) valuables taken by violence (especially in war)
    • to the victor belong the spoils of the enemy
  • noun the act of spoiling something by causing damage to it
    spoilage; spoiling.
    • her spoiling my dress was deliberate

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acridity

  • noun having an acrid smell
  • noun extreme bitterness
    acridness.
    • the acridity of alkali

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color

  • noun a visual attribute of things that results from the light they emit or transmit or reflect
    colour; coloring; colouring.
    • a white color is made up of many different wavelengths of light
  • noun interest and variety and intensity
    vividness; colour.
    • the Puritan Period was lacking in color
    • the characters were delineated with exceptional vividness

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decarboxylate

  • verb lose a carboxyl group
    • the compound decarboxylated
  • verb remove a carboxyl group from (a chemical compound)

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pot

  • noun metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can.

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distil

  • verb undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
    condense; distill.
    • water condenses
    • The acid distills at a specific temperature
  • verb extract by the process of distillation
    extract; distill.
    • distill the essence of this compound

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matte

  • noun a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted
  • noun the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    matt; mat; lusterlessness; lustrelessness; flatness.

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olfactory_sensation

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; odor; smell; olfactory perception.
    • she loved the smell of roses

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vitrify

  • verb change into glass or a glass-like substance by applying heat
  • verb undergo vitrification; become glassy or glass-like

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isomerise

  • verb cause to change into an isomer
    isomerize.
  • verb change into an isomer
    isomerize.

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hydrate

  • noun any compound that contains water of crystallization
  • verb supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance
    • the bicyclists must be hydrated frequently

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purulency

  • noun symptom of being purulent (containing or forming pus)
    purulence.

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glass_over

  • verb become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance
    glaze over; glass; glaze.
    • Her eyes glaze over when she is bored

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disintegrate

  • verb break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
    • The material disintegrated
    • the group disintegrated after the leader died
  • verb cause to undergo fission or lose particles

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genetic

  • adjective satellite occurring among members of a family usually by heredity
    transmissible; familial; hereditary; transmitted; inherited.
    • an inherited disease
    • familial traits
    • genetically transmitted features
  • adjective of or relating to or produced by or being a gene
    genetical; genic.
    • genic combinations
    • genetic code

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smell_out

  • verb recognize or detect by or as if by smelling
    nose out; scent out; sniff out.
    • He can smell out trouble
  • verb become aware of not through the senses but instinctively
    smell; sense.
    • I sense his hostility
    • i smell trouble
    • smell out corruption

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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molecular_biology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)

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keratinize

  • verb convert into keratin
    keratinise.
  • verb become horny and impregnated with keratin
    keratinise.

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infect

  • verb communicate a disease to
    • Your children have infected you with this head cold
  • verb contaminate with a disease or microorganism
    taint.

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democratise

  • verb become (more) democratic; of nations
    democratize.
  • verb introduce democratic reforms; of nations
    democratize.

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catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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deepen

  • verb make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    heighten; intensify; compound.
    • The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    • This event only deepened my convictions
  • verb become more intense
    intensify.
    • The debate intensified
    • His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan

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sniff

  • noun sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
    snuff.
  • verb perceive by inhaling through the nose
    whiff.
    • sniff the perfume

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sound

  • noun the particular auditory effect produced by a given cause
    • the sound of rain on the roof
    • the beautiful sound of music
  • noun the subjective sensation of hearing something
    auditory sensation.
    • he strained to hear the faint sounds

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bile

  • noun a digestive juice secreted by the liver and stored in the gallbladder; aids in the digestion of fats
    gall.

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soiled

  • adjective soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
    dirty; unclean.
    • dirty unswept sidewalks
    • a child in dirty overalls
    • dirty slums
    • piles of dirty dishes
    • put his dirty feet on the clean sheet
    • wore an unclean shirt
    • mining is a dirty job
    • Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves
  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    begrime; soil; grime; bemire; dirty; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

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afforest

  • verb establish a forest on previously unforested land
    forest.
    • afforest the mountains

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wilt

  • noun any plant disease characterized by drooping and shriveling; usually caused by parasites attacking the roots
    wilt disease.
  • noun causing to become limp or drooping
    wilting.

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corrode

  • verb cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
    eat; rust.
    • The acid corroded the metal
    • The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink
  • verb become destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
    rust.
    • The metal corroded
    • The pipes rusted

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harden

  • verb become hard or harder
    indurate.
    • The wax hardened
  • verb make hard or harder
    indurate.
    • The cold hardened the butter

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malodour

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; stink; fetor; malodor; mephitis; reek; stench.

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putrefy

  • verb become putrid; decay with an offensive smell
    • organic matter putrefies

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superannuate

  • verb retire and pension (someone) because of age or physical inability
  • verb declare to be obsolete

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get_a_noseful

  • verb smell strongly and intensely
    get a whiff.

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property

  • noun something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone;
    belongings; holding.
    • that hat is my property
    • he is a man of property
  • noun a basic or essential attribute shared by all members of a class
    • a study of the physical properties of atomic particles

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space_biology

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
    exobiology; astrobiology.

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sniff_out

  • verb recognize or detect by or as if by smelling
    nose out; scent out; smell out.
    • He can smell out trouble

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discolour

  • verb change color, often in an undesired manner
    color; discolor; colour.
    • The shirts discolored

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stink

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek; stench.
  • verb be extremely bad in quality or in one's performance
    • This term paper stinks!

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americanize

  • verb make American in character
    Americanise.
    • The year in the US has completely Americanized him
  • verb become American in character
    Americanise.
    • After a year in Iowa, he has totally Americanized

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vulcanize

  • verb undergo vulcanization
    vulcanise.
    • vulcanize rubber
  • verb subject to vulcanization
    vulcanise.
    • vulcanized rubber

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soil

  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    grease; filth; dirt; grime; grunge; stain.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
    dirt.

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surface

  • noun the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
    • there is a special cleaner for these surfaces
    • the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface
  • noun the extended two-dimensional outer boundary of a three-dimensional object
    • they skimmed over the surface of the water
    • a brush small enough to clean every dental surface
    • the sun has no distinct surface

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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incense

  • noun a substance that produces a fragrant odor when burned
  • noun the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned
    • incense filled the room

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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conk

  • noun informal term for the nose
  • verb come to a stop
    stall.
    • The car stalled in the driveway

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develop

  • verb make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation
    • Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather
    • They developed a new technique
  • verb work out
    evolve; germinate.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution

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rooting

  • noun the process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
  • verb take root and begin to grow
    root.
    • this plant roots quickly

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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contaminate

  • verb make impure
    foul; pollute.
    • The industrial wastes polluted the lake
  • verb make radioactive by adding radioactive material
    • Don't drink the water--it's contaminated

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clinker

  • noun a fragment of incombustible matter left after a wood or coal or charcoal fire
    cinder.
  • noun a hard brick used as a paving stone
    clinker brick.

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nuzzle

  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nest; nestle; cuddle; draw close; snuggle.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags
  • verb rub noses
    nose.

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evolve

  • verb work out
    germinate; develop.
    • We have developed a new theory of evolution
  • verb undergo development or evolution
    • Modern man evolved a long time ago

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tighten

  • verb make tight or tighter
    fasten.
    • Tighten the wire
  • verb become tight or tighter
    • The rope tightened

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unhealthful

  • adjective not sanitary or healthful
    unsanitary; insanitary.
    • unsanitary open sewers
    • grim and unsanitary conditions
  • adjective detrimental to good health
    • unhealthful air pollution
    • unhealthful conditions in old apartments with peeling lead-based paint

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itch

  • noun a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation
    scabies.
    • he has a bad case of the itch
  • noun a strong restless desire
    urge.
    • why this urge to travel?

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get_a_whiff

  • verb smell strongly and intensely
    get a noseful.

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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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change_posture

  • verb undergo a change in bodily posture

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mephitis

  • noun a poisonous or foul smelling gas emitted from the earth
  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; stink; fetor; malodor; malodour; reek; stench.

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banks

  • noun English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)
    Sir Joseph Banks.
  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    bank.
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents

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wear_down

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; jade; fag out; weary; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike
  • verb deteriorate through use or stress
    wear out; wear off; wear thin; wear.
    • The constant friction wore out the cloth

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olfactory_modality

  • noun the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
    sense of smell; smell; olfaction.

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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olfactory_perception

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; odor; smell; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses

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desalinate

  • verb remove salt from
    desalinize; desalinise; desalt.
    • desalinate water

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colour

  • noun any material used for its color
    color; coloring material; colouring material.
    • she used a different color for the trim
  • noun a race with skin pigmentation different from the white race (especially Blacks)
    color; people of color; people of colour.

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taint

  • noun the state of being contaminated
    contamination.
  • verb place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    sully; defile; corrupt; cloud.
    • sully someone's reputation

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glaze_over

  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    film over; blur.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep
  • verb become glassy or take on a glass-like appearance
    glass; glass over; glaze.
    • Her eyes glaze over when she is bored

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obtain

  • verb come into possession of
    • How did you obtain the visa?
  • verb receive a specified treatment (abstract)
    receive; incur; find; get.
    • These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
    • His movie received a good review
    • I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

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aroma

  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; odour; olfactory property; smell.
  • noun a distinctive odor that is pleasant
    perfume; scent; fragrance.

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shape

  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    configuration; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes
  • noun the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    form.
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape

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suburbanise

  • verb take on suburban character
    suburbanize.
    • the city suburbanized
  • verb make suburban in character
    suburbanize.
    • highly suburbanized cities

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biologist

  • noun (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
    life scientist.

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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acetylize

  • verb receive substitution of an acetyl group
    acetylise; acetylate.
    • the compounds acetylated
  • verb introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
    acetylise; acetylate.

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sublime

  • verb vaporize and then condense right back again
    sublimate.
  • verb change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting
    sublimate.
    • sublime iodine
    • some salts sublime when heated

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frost_over

  • verb become covered with a layer of ice; of a surface such as a window
    ice up; ice over.
    • When the wings iced up, the pilot was forced to land his plane

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decayed

  • adjective satellite damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
    rotted; rotten.
    • rotten floor boards
    • rotted beams
    • a decayed foundation
  • verb lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
    disintegrate; decompose; decay.
    • the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process

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brutalise

  • verb treat brutally
    brutalize.
  • verb make brutal, unfeeling, or inhuman
    animalise; animalize; brutalize.
    • Life in the camps had brutalized him

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biological_science

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biology.

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olfactory_property

  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; odour; aroma; smell.

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putrefiable

  • adjective satellite liable to decay or spoil or become putrid
    putrescible; spoilable; decayable.

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decalcify

  • verb lose calcium or calcium compounds
  • verb remove calcium or lime from
    • decalcify the rock

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feminise

  • verb assume (more) feminine characteristics
    feminize.
    • feminized language
    • feminized frogs
  • verb to give a (more) feminine, effeminate, or womanly quality or appearance to
    effeminise; effeminize; womanize; feminize.
    • This hairdo feminizes the man

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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nose_out

  • verb recognize or detect by or as if by smelling
    scent out; sniff out; smell out.
    • He can smell out trouble

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curdling

  • noun the process of forming semisolid lumps in a liquid
    clotting; coagulation.
  • verb turn into curds
    clot; curdle; clabber.
    • curdled milk

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odorize

  • verb cause to smell or be smelly
    odourise; scent.

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dehisce

  • verb burst or split open
    • flowers dehisce when they release pollen

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smart

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smartness; smarting.
  • verb be the source of pain
    ache; hurt.

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around

  • adverb in the area or vicinity
    about.
    • a few spectators standing about
    • hanging around
    • waited around for the next flight
  • adverb by a circular or circuitous route
    • He came all the way around the base
    • the road goes around the pond

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format

  • noun the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
    data formatting; formatting; data format.
  • noun the general appearance of a publication

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acetylise

  • verb receive substitution of an acetyl group
    acetylize; acetylate.
    • the compounds acetylated
  • verb introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
    acetylize; acetylate.

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freshen_up

  • verb make brighter and prettier
    renovate; refurbish.
    • we refurbished the guest wing
    • My wife wants us to renovate
  • verb become or make oneself fresh again
    freshen; refreshen; refresh.
    • She freshened up after the tennis game

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normalise

  • verb become normal or return to its normal state
    normalize.
    • Let us hope that relations with this country will normalize soon
  • verb make normal or cause to conform to a norm or standard
    normalize; renormalise; renormalize.
    • normalize relations with China
    • normalize the temperature
    • normalize the spelling

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botanize

  • verb collect and study plants
    botanise.

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flip_out

  • verb react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way
    flip.
    • he flipped when he heard that he was accepted into Princeton University
  • verb go mad, go crazy
    flip.
    • He flipped when he heard that he was being laid off

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purulence

  • noun symptom of being purulent (containing or forming pus)
    purulency.
  • noun a fluid product of inflammation
    festering; sanies; suppuration; ichor; pus.

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redolence

  • noun a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
    bouquet; fragrancy; sweetness; fragrance.

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change_by_reversal

  • verb change to the contrary
    turn; reverse.
    • The trend was reversed
    • the tides turned against him
    • public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern

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apart

  • adjective satellite remote and separate physically or socially
    obscure; isolated.
    • existed over the centuries as a world apart
    • preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
    • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    • an obscure village
  • adjective satellite having characteristics not shared by others
    • scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

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abscessed

  • adjective satellite infected and filled with pus
    • an abscessed tooth

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stagnate

  • verb stand still
    • Industry will stagnate if we do not stimulate our economy
  • verb cause to stagnate
    • There are marshes that stagnate the waters

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foetor

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    stink; fetor; malodor; mephitis; malodour; reek; stench.

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isomerize

  • verb cause to change into an isomer
    isomerise.
  • verb change into an isomer
    isomerise.

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nose

  • noun the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals
    olfactory organ.
    • he has a cold in the nose
  • noun a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)
    • the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry

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become

  • verb enter or assume a certain state or condition
    go; get.
    • He became annoyed when he heard the bad news
    • It must be getting more serious
    • her face went red with anger
    • She went into ecstasy
    • Get going!
  • verb undergo a change or development
    turn.
    • The water turned into ice
    • Her former friend became her worst enemy
    • He turned traitor

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come_round

  • verb change one's position or opinion
    come around.
    • He came around to our point of view

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go_out

  • verb move out of or depart from
    leave; exit; get out.
    • leave the room
    • the fugitive has left the country
  • verb leave the house to go somewhere
    • We never went out when our children were small

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vulcanise

  • verb undergo vulcanization
    vulcanize.
    • vulcanize rubber
  • verb subject to vulcanization
    vulcanize.
    • vulcanized rubber

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transmute

  • verb change in outward structure or looks
    transform; metamorphose.
    • He transformed into a monster
    • The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle
  • verb change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
    transform; transubstantiate.
    • This experience transformed her completely
    • She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture
    • transubstantiate one element into another

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fall_apart

  • verb lose one's emotional or mental composure
    go to pieces.
    • She fell apart when her only child died
  • verb go to pieces
    break; wear out; wear; bust.
    • The lawn mower finally broke
    • The gears wore out
    • The old chair finally fell apart completely

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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putrefaction

  • noun a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor
    rot.
  • noun (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
    rotting; rot; decomposition.

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ascend

  • verb travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
    go up.
    • go up a ladder
    • The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope
  • verb go back in order of genealogical succession
    • Inheritance may not ascend linearly

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sapremia

  • noun blood poisoning caused by putrefactive bacteria; results from eating putrefied matter
    sapraemia.

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hush

  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    stillness; still.
    • the still of the night
  • verb become quiet or still; fall silent
    • hush my baby!

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refreshen

  • verb become or make oneself fresh again
    freshen; refresh; freshen up.
    • She freshened up after the tennis game
  • verb make fresh again
    freshen; refresh.

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pall

  • noun a sudden numbing dread
    chill.
  • noun burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
    shroud; winding-sheet; winding-clothes; cerement.

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malodor

  • noun a distinctive odor that is offensively unpleasant
    foetor; stink; fetor; mephitis; malodour; reek; stench.

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modernize

  • verb make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
    overhaul; modernise.
    • You should overhaul your car engine
    • overhaul the health care system
  • verb become technologically advanced
    develop; modernise.
    • Many countries in Asia are now developing at a very fast pace
    • Viet Nam is modernizing rapidly

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nauseating

  • adjective satellite causing or able to cause nausea
    queasy; vile; nauseous; offensive; loathsome; sickening; noisome.
    • a nauseating smell
    • nauseous offal
    • a sickening stench
  • verb upset and make nauseated
    nauseate; sicken; turn one's stomach.
    • The smell of the food turned the pregnant woman's stomach
    • The mold on the food sickened the diners

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genetics

  • noun the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
    genetic science.

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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get_on

  • verb have smooth relations
    get along; get on with; get along with.
    • My boss and I get along very well
  • verb get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
    board.

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ice

  • noun water frozen in the solid state
    water ice.
    • Americans like ice in their drinks
  • noun the frozen part of a body of water

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decomposition

  • noun the analysis of a vector field
    vector decomposition.
  • noun in a decomposed state
    disintegration.

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genetic_science

  • noun the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
    genetics.

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gelatinise

  • verb become gelatinous or change into a jelly
    gelatinize.
    • the starch gelatinized when it was heated
  • verb convert into gelatinous form or jelly
    gelatinize.
    • hot water will gelatinize starch

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sepsis

  • noun the presence of pus-forming bacteria or their toxins in the blood or tissues

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be

  • noun a light strong brittle grey toxic bivalent metallic element
    atomic number 4; glucinium; beryllium.
  • verb have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)
    • John is rich
    • This is not a good answer

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biology

  • noun the science that studies living organisms
    biological science.
  • noun characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms
    • the biology of viruses

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break_into

  • verb express or utter spontaneously
    • break into a yodel
    • break into a song
    • break into tears
  • verb change pace
    • The dancers broke into a cha-cha
    • The horse broke into a gallop

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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life_scientist

  • noun (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
    biologist.

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dry_out

  • verb become dry or drier
    dry.
    • The laundry dries in the sun
  • verb become empty of water
    run dry.
    • The river runs dry in the summer

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odor

  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odour; aroma; olfactory property; smell.
  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; smell; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses

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suburbanize

  • verb take on suburban character
    suburbanise.
    • the city suburbanized
  • verb make suburban in character
    suburbanise.
    • highly suburbanized cities

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fall_in

  • verb break down, literally or metaphorically
    collapse; founder; give; give way; break; cave in.
    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice
  • verb to take one's place in a military formation or line
    • Troops fall in!

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ache

  • noun a dull persistent (usually moderately intense) pain
    aching.
  • verb feel physical pain
    suffer; hurt.
    • Were you hurting after the accident?

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caseate

  • verb turn into cheese
    • The milk caseated
  • verb become cheeselike
    • necrotic tissue caseates

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cool_down

  • verb make cool or cooler
    chill; cool.
    • Chill the food
  • verb lose intensity
    cool off; cool.
    • His enthusiasm cooled considerably

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ice_over

  • verb become covered with a layer of ice; of a surface such as a window
    ice up; frost over.
    • When the wings iced up, the pilot was forced to land his plane

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climb_up

  • verb go upward with gradual or continuous progress
    climb; mount; go up.
    • Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?
  • verb appear to be moving upward, as by means of tendrils
    ascend.
    • the vine climbed up the side of the house

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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go_bad

  • verb stop operating or functioning
    die; give out; give way; break; go; conk out; fail; break down.
    • The engine finally went
    • The car died on the road
    • The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town
    • The coffee maker broke
    • The engine failed on the way to town
    • her eyesight went after the accident
  • verb become unfit for consumption or use
    spoil.
    • the meat must be eaten before it spoils

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posture

  • noun the arrangement of the body and its limbs
    position; attitude.
    • he assumed an attitude of surrender
  • noun characteristic way of bearing one's body
    bearing; carriage.
    • stood with good posture

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greening

  • noun the phenomenon of vitality and freshness being restored
    rejuvenation.
    • the annual rejuvenation of the landscape
  • verb turn or become green
    green.
    • The trees are greening

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regenerate

  • verb reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    renew.
    • We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years
    • They renewed their membership
  • verb amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit

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scented

  • adjective having the sense of smell
    • keen-scented hounds
  • verb cause to smell or be smelly
    odourise; odorize; scent.

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eat_away

  • verb remove soil or rock
    erode; fret.
    • Rain eroded the terraces
  • verb wear away or erode
    fret.

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best

  • noun the supreme effort one can make
    • they did their best
  • noun the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
    topper.
    • he could beat the best of them

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foulness

  • noun disgusting wickedness and immorality
    • he understood the foulness of sin
    • his display of foulness deserved severe punishment
    • mouths which speak such foulness must be cleansed
  • noun a state characterized by foul or disgusting dirt and refuse
    nastiness; filth; filthiness.

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concretize

  • verb make something concrete
  • verb become specific
    concretise.
    • the idea concretized in her mind

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superinfect

  • verb infect (an infected cell) further or infect a cell already containing similar organisms

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move_up

  • verb move to a better position in life or to a better job
    rise; ascend.
    • She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great
  • verb move upward
    come up; rise; uprise; lift; go up; arise.
    • The fog lifted
    • The smoke arose from the forest fire
    • The mist uprose from the meadows

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pussy

  • noun obscene terms for female genitals
    puss; snatch; twat; slit; cunt.
  • noun informal terms referring to a domestic cat
    pussycat; kitty-cat; kitty; puss.

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into

To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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ecology

  • noun the environment as it relates to living organisms
    • it changed the ecology of the island
  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    bionomics; environmental science.

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smelly

  • adjective satellite offensively malodorous
    stinking; foul-smelling; foul; foetid; funky; noisome; fetid; ill-scented.
    • a foul odor
    • the kitchen smelled really funky

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break_down

  • verb make ineffective
    crush.
    • Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination
  • verb make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
    take apart; dissect; analyze; analyse.
    • analyze a specimen
    • analyze a sentence
    • analyze a chemical compound

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opacify

  • verb make opaque
    • The glass was opacified more greater privacy
  • verb become opaque
    • the tissue in the eye's cornea may opacify and the patient may go blind

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zoology

  • noun all the animal life in a particular region or period
    fauna.
    • the fauna of China
    • the zoology of the Pliocene epoch
  • noun the branch of biology that studies animals
    zoological science.

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uncleanness

  • noun the state of being unsanitary
    dirtiness.

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gradate

  • verb arrange according to grades
    • These lines are gradated
  • verb pass imperceptibly from one degree, shade, or tone into another
    • The paint on these walls gradates but you don't see it

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ill-scented

  • adjective satellite offensively malodorous
    stinking; foul-smelling; foul; foetid; funky; smelly; noisome; fetid.
    • a foul odor
    • the kitchen smelled really funky

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wear_away

  • verb cut away in small pieces
    whittle away; whittle down.
  • verb diminish, as by friction
    wear off.
    • Erosion wore away the surface

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concretise

  • verb become specific
    concretize.
    • the idea concretized in her mind

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transform

  • verb subject to a mathematical transformation
  • verb change or alter in form, appearance, or nature
    transmute; transubstantiate.
    • This experience transformed her completely
    • She transformed the clay into a beautiful sculpture
    • transubstantiate one element into another

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infected

  • adjective containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms
    septic.
    • a septic sore throat
    • a septic environment
    • septic sewage
  • verb communicate a disease to
    infect.
    • Your children have infected you with this head cold

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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putridness

  • noun in a state of progressive putrefaction
    putrescence; rottenness; corruption.

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catch_on

  • verb understand, usually after some initial difficulty
    get it; latch on; tumble; get wise; get onto; twig; cotton on.
    • She didn't know what her classmates were plotting but finally caught on
  • verb become popular
    • This fashion caught on in Paris

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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sapraemia

  • noun blood poisoning caused by putrefactive bacteria; results from eating putrefied matter
    sapremia.

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frost

  • noun ice crystals forming a white deposit (especially on objects outside)
    hoarfrost; hoar; rime.
  • noun weather cold enough to cause freezing
    freeze.

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change_surface

  • verb undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface

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stink_out

  • verb cause to smell bad; fill with a bad smell
    stink up; smell up.

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pasteurize

  • verb heat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms
    pasteurise.
    • pasteurize milk

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pasteurise

  • verb heat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms
    pasteurize.
    • pasteurize milk

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dull

  • verb make dull in appearance
    • Age had dulled the surface
  • verb become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
    • the varnished table top dulled with time

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oxidate

  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidise.
    • This metal oxidizes easily
  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidise.

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pull

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pulling.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • noun the force used in pulling
    • the pull of the moon
    • the pull of the current

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darken

  • verb become dark or darker
    • The sky darkened
  • verb tarnish or stain
    • a scandal that darkened the family's good name

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cytology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells

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streaming

  • noun the circulation of cytoplasm within a cell
    cyclosis.
  • verb to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
    stream.
    • their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind

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recede

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; pull back; move back; withdraw; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
  • verb retreat
    drop off; fall back; fall behind; lose.

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flip

  • noun an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
    summersault; somersault; summerset; somerset; somersaulting.
  • noun hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

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rotting

  • noun (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
    rot; putrefaction; decomposition.
  • verb break down
    moulder; molder; rot; decompose.
    • The bodies decomposed in the heat

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vaporise

  • verb cause to change into a vapor
    evaporate.
    • The chemist evaporated the water
  • verb change into a vapor
    evaporate.
    • The water evaporated in front of our eyes

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dirty

  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    begrime; soil; grime; bemire; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!
  • adjective soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
    soiled; unclean.
    • dirty unswept sidewalks
    • a child in dirty overalls
    • dirty slums
    • piles of dirty dishes
    • put his dirty feet on the clean sheet
    • wore an unclean shirt
    • mining is a dirty job
    • Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves

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mature

  • verb develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation
    maturate; grow.
    • He matured fast
    • The child grew fast
  • verb develop and work out fully in one's mind
    • I need to mature my thoughts

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rust

  • noun a red or brown oxide coating on iron or steel caused by the action of oxygen and moisture
  • noun a plant disease that produces a reddish-brown discoloration of leaves and stems; caused by various rust fungi

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rejuvenate

  • verb cause (a stream or river) to erode, as by an uplift of the land
  • verb develop youthful topographical features
    • the land rejuvenated

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steepen

  • verb become steeper
    • The mountain side has steepened
  • verb make steeper
    • The landslides have steepened the mountain sides

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freak

  • noun a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed
    monstrosity; lusus naturae; monster.
  • noun someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    nut; addict; junkie; junky.
    • a golf addict
    • a car nut
    • a bodybuilding freak
    • a news junkie

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destabilise

  • verb become unstable
    destabilize.
    • The economy destabilized rapidly
  • verb make unstable
    destabilize.
    • Terrorism destabilized the government

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bionomics

  • noun the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
    ecology; environmental science.

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take_on

  • verb take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
    assume; acquire; take; adopt.
    • His voice took on a sad tone
    • The story took a new turn
    • he adopted an air of superiority
    • She assumed strange manners
    • The gods assume human or animal form in these fables
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    assume; take over; adopt.
    • When will the new President assume office?

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infective

  • adjective satellite able to cause disease
    pathogenic; morbific.
    • infective agents
    • pathogenic bacteria
  • adjective satellite caused by infection or capable of causing infection
    infectious.
    • viruses and other infective agents
    • a carrier remains infective without himself showing signs of the disease

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crumble

  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; crumple; break down.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down
  • verb break or fall apart into fragments
    fall apart.
    • The cookies crumbled
    • The Sphinx is crumbling

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cure

  • noun a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
    curative; remedy; therapeutic.
  • verb provide a cure for, make healthy again
    heal; bring around.
    • The treatment cured the boy's acne
    • The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to

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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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liberalise

  • verb become more liberal
    liberalize.
    • The laws liberalized after Prohibition
  • verb make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules
    liberalize.

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sense_of_smell

  • noun the faculty that enables us to distinguish scents
    smell; olfaction; olfactory modality.

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mold

  • noun the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    mould; cast; stamp.
    • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; cast.

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addle

  • verb mix up or confuse
    puddle; muddle.
    • He muddled the issues
  • verb become rotten
    • addled eggs

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liberalize

  • verb make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules
    liberalise.
  • verb become more liberal
    liberalise.
    • The laws liberalized after Prohibition

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palaeobiology

  • noun a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
    paleobiology.

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suffuse

  • verb cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    perfuse.
    • The sky was suffused with a warm pink color
  • verb to become overspread as with a fluid, a colour, a gleam of light
    • His whole frame suffused with a cold dew

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dressed

  • adjective satellite dressed or clothed especially in fine attire; often used in combination
    garmented; habilimented; appareled; attired; garbed; robed.
    • the elegantly attired gentleman
    • neatly dressed workers
    • monks garbed in hooded robes
    • went about oddly garmented
    • professors robed in crimson
    • tuxedo-attired gentlemen
    • crimson-robed Harvard professors
  • verb put on clothes
    get dressed; dress.
    • we had to dress quickly
    • dress the patient
    • Can the child dress by herself?

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relax

  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    unwind; unbend; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work
  • verb make less taut
    unbend.
    • relax the tension on the rope

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aromatic

  • adjective (chemistry) of or relating to or containing one or more benzene rings
    • an aromatic organic compound
  • adjective satellite having a strong pleasant odor
    redolent.
    • the pine woods were more redolent"- Jean Stafford

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forestry

  • noun the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber

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smell

  • noun the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form
    odour; odor; olfactory perception; olfactory sensation.
    • she loved the smell of roses
  • noun any property detected by the olfactory system
    scent; odor; odour; aroma; olfactory property.

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deviate

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    pervert; deviant; degenerate.
  • verb turn aside; turn away from
    divert.

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moulder

  • verb break down
    molder; rot; decompose.
    • The bodies decomposed in the heat

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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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felt

  • noun a fabric made of compressed matted animal fibers
  • verb mat together and make felt-like
    • felt the wool

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drift

  • noun a force that moves something along
    impetus; impulsion.
  • noun the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)

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putrid

  • adjective of or relating to or attended by putrefaction
    • putrid decomposition
  • adjective satellite in an advanced state of decomposition and having a foul odor
    • horrible like raw and putrid flesh"- Somerset Maugham

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flocculate

  • verb form into an aggregated lumpy or fluffy mass
    • the protoplasms flocculated
  • verb cause to become a fluffy or lumpy aggregate
    • The chemist flocculated the suspended material

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fetid

  • adjective satellite offensively malodorous
    stinking; foul-smelling; foul; foetid; funky; smelly; noisome; ill-scented.
    • a foul odor
    • the kitchen smelled really funky

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democratize

  • verb become (more) democratic; of nations
    democratise.
  • verb introduce democratic reforms; of nations
    democratise.

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smelling

  • noun the act of perceiving the odor of something
    smell.
  • verb inhale the odor of; perceive by the olfactory sense
    smell.

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shift

  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    displacement.
  • noun a qualitative change
    transformation; transmutation.

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anatomise

  • verb dissect in order to analyze
    anatomize.
    • anatomize the bodies of the victims of this strange disease

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cryobiology

  • noun the branch of biology that studies the effects of low temperatures on living tissues or organs or organisms

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ramify

  • verb have or develop complicating consequences
    complexify.
    • These actions will ramify
  • verb grow and send out branches or branch-like structures
    branch.
    • these plants ramify early and get to be very large

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coupling

  • noun a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
    yoke.
  • noun a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
    coupler.

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assume

  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    take for granted; presume.
    • I assume his train was late
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    take on; take over; adopt.
    • When will the new President assume office?

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age

  • noun how long something has existed
    • it was replaced because of its age
  • noun an era of history having some distinctive feature
    historic period.
    • we live in a litigious age

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gangrenous

  • adjective satellite suffering from tissue death
    mortified.

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go_off

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; make off; absquatulate; decamp; bolt; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe
  • verb be discharged or activated
    • the explosive devices went off

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