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  • noun the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
    • he owns a controlling share of the company's stock
  • noun the merchandise that a shop has on hand
    • they carried a vast inventory of hardware
    • they stopped selling in exact sizes in order to reduce inventory

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  • verb bolster or strengthen
    build up; build; work up.
    • We worked up courage
    • build up confidence
    • ramp up security in the airports

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  • verb make a subtraction
    deduct; take off.
    • subtract this amount from my paycheck
  • verb take off or away
    • this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French

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  • noun rate of revolution of a motor
    revolutions per minute; rpm.
    • the engine was doing 6000 revs
  • verb increase the number of rotations per minute
    rev up.
    • rev up an engine

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

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  • noun a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
  • adjective of or relating to or designating narcotics
    • narcotic addicts
    • narcotic stupor

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  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    cost; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection
  • noun the amount of money needed to purchase something
    terms; damage.
    • the price of gasoline
    • he got his new car on excellent terms
    • how much is the damage?

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  • verb depart suddenly
    • He plumped out of the house
  • verb make fat or plump
    fatten up; fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep

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  • adverb away from the right path or direction
    • he was led astray
  • adverb far from the intended target
    • the arrow went wide of the mark
    • a bullet went astray and killed a bystander

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  • noun (electronics) a nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform)
    • a limiter introduces amplitude distortion

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  • verb give life to
    • The eggs are vitalized
  • verb make more lively or vigorous
    • The treatment at the spa vitalized the old man

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  • verb decrease the pressure of
    depressurize; decompress.
    • depressurize the cabin in the air plane

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  • noun the open circular discharging end of a gun
    gun muzzle.
  • noun forward projecting part of the head of certain animals; includes the jaws and nose

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  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    vent; air out; air.
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
  • verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
    • Wheat should be well ventilated

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  • 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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  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.
  • verb judge to be probable
    figure; reckon; forecast; estimate; count on.

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  • noun tight or narrow compression
  • noun (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta

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  • noun a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things
    • his brilliance raised him above the ruck
    • the children resembled a fairy herd
  • noun an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)

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  • verb become active
    • He finally bestirred himself
  • verb force or drive out
    force out; rout out; drive out.
    • The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

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  • verb turn into an automaton
  • verb make automatic or control or operate automatically
    automatise; automate.
    • automatize the production
    • automate the movement of the robot

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  • verb come off
    • This button had fallen off
  • verb fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
    slump; sink.
    • The real estate market fell off

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  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)

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  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape

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  • verb make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to
    • The god was sexualized and married to another god
    • Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender

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  • verb put under private control or ownership
    • The steel industry was denationalized

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  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; enticement.
  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.

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  • verb give a masculine appearance or character to
    • Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s
  • verb produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy
    masculinise; virilise; virilize.
    • the drugs masculinized the teenage girl

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  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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  • 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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  • verb discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization

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To give life to; to animate; to revive; to vivify. R.
God vivificates and actuates the whole world. Dr. H. More.

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  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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  • noun the ideal falling motion of something subject only to a gravitational field
  • noun a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity
    drop; dip; fall.
    • a drop of 57 points on the Dow Jones index
    • there was a drop in pressure in the pulmonary artery
    • a dip in prices
    • when that became known the price of their stock went into free fall

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  • noun a branch of algebra dealing with quadratic equations
  • noun an equation in which the highest power of an unknown quantity is a square
    quadratic equation; quadratic.

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  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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  • noun the branch of chemistry that studies processes occurring at interfaces between phases (especially those between liquid and gas)

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  • verb make slick or smooth
  • adjective satellite well-groomed and neatly tailored; especially too well-groomed
    • sleek figures in expensive clothes

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  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete

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  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    survive; pull round; make it; come through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds
  • verb bring into safety
    bring through; save; carry through.
    • We pulled through most of the victims of the bomb attack

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  • noun a deficiency of red blood cells
  • noun a lack of vitality

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  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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  • noun making bread or cake or pastry etc.
  • noun cooking by dry heat in an oven

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  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceptualize; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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  • noun an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct' phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics

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  • adjective turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold
    • the frozen North
    • frozen pipes
    • children skating on a frozen brook
  • verb stop moving or become immobilized
    stop dead; freeze.
    • When he saw the police car he froze

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  • noun a variable quantity that can be resolved into components
  • noun a straight line segment whose length is magnitude and whose orientation in space is direction

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  • noun a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
    maths; mathematics.

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  • verb adopt to another place
    • The stories had become naturalized into an American setting
  • verb make more natural or lifelike

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  • verb increase
    heighten; raise.
    • This will enhance your enjoyment
    • heighten the tension
  • verb make better or more attractive
    • This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat

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  • verb weight down with a load
    burthen; weight; burden.

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  • noun air at a pressure greater than that of the atmosphere
    • compressed air is often used to power machines

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  • noun a harness strap that connects the nose piece to the girth; prevents the horse from throwing back its head
  • noun spar under the bowsprit of a sailboat
    dolphin striker.

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  • noun clothing in general
    apparel; dress; wearing apparel.
    • she was refined in her choice of apparel
    • he always bought his clothes at the same store
    • fastidious about his dress
  • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
    enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
    • Parents must feed and dress their child

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  • verb clean by means of steaming
    • steam-clean the upholstered sofa

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  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space

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  • noun (mathematics) the branch of mathematics that studies algorithms for approximating solutions to problems in the infinitesimal calculus

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  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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  • verb be elated
    • He was flying high during the summer months
  • verb make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
    prosper; flourish; thrive.
    • The new student is thriving

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  • noun bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together
    comforter; puff; comfort.
  • verb stitch or sew together
    • quilt the skirt

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  • verb thin out buds to improve the quality of the remaining flowers
  • verb destroy undeveloped horn buds (of cattle)

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  • noun the branch of physics that makes theoretical predictions about the behavior of macroscopic systems on the basis of statistical laws governing its component particles

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  • 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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  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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  • verb become louder
    • The room loudened considerably
  • verb cause to become loud

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  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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(Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of marine annelids of the family Polynoidæ, and allies, which have two rows of scales, or elytra, along the back. See Illust. under Chætopoda.

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

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  • noun a linguist who studies the social and cultural factors that influence linguistic communication

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  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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

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  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
  • noun body covering of a living animal
    pelt; skin.

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  • noun traditional Chinese cuisine; a variety of foods (including several kinds of steamed or fried dumplings) are served successively in small portions

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  • 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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  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    preparation; cookery.
    • cooking can be a great art
    • people are needed who have experience in cookery
    • he left the preparation of meals to his wife
  • verb prepare a hot meal
    • My husband doesn't cook

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  • verb change radically
    overturn; revolutionise.
    • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe
  • verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

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  • verb change from a liquid to a solid when cold
    freeze out; freeze.
    • Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit

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  • verb lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example
    pass out; black out.
  • verb fall asleep fast, as when one is extremely tired
    • after the long drive, we zonked out and slept for 10 hours

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  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

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  • verb wear out completely
    wash up; exhaust; tucker; beat.
    • This kind of work exhausts me
    • I'm beat
    • He was all washed up after the exam

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  • noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality
  • verb remove something that has been rejected
    • cull the sick members of the herd

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  • verb return in time
    flash back.
    • the film cut back to an earlier event in the story
  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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  • noun (chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance
    chemical decomposition reaction; decomposition.

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  • 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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  • verb make sour or more sour
    sour; acetify; acidulate.
  • verb turn acidic
    • the solution acetified

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  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops
  • verb put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    scupper; expose; peril; queer.

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  • noun the activity of protecting someone or something
    • the witnesses demanded police protection
  • noun a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury
    protective covering; protective cover.
    • they had no protection from the fallout
    • wax provided protection for the floors

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  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; repress; quash; 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 make subservient; force to submit or subdue

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  • 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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  • noun a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline
    • the stock took a nosedive
  • noun a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
    dive; nose dive.

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  • noun a school of French cooking that uses light sauces and tries to bring out the natural flavors of foods instead of making heavy use of butter and cream

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  • verb pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life
    decease; give-up the ghost; pop off; perish; die; buy the farm; snuff it; choke; drop dead; expire; exit; croak; pass; go; kick the bucket; conk; cash in one's chips.
    • She died from cancer
    • The children perished in the fire
    • The patient went peacefully
    • The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102
  • verb go out of existence
    • She hoped that the problem would eventually pass away

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  • noun (physiology) a shortening or tensing of a part or organ (especially of a muscle or muscle fiber)
    muscular contraction; muscle contraction.
  • noun the process or result of becoming smaller or pressed together
    condensation; compression.
    • the contraction of a gas on cooling

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

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  • adjective satellite moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
    lenitive; mitigative; mitigatory; alleviatory; palliative.

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  • noun (chemistry) a chemical decomposition reaction produced by passing an electric current through a solution containing ions
  • noun removing superfluous or unwanted hair by passing an electric current through the hair root

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  • noun a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

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  • 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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  • noun approval
    • give her recognition for trying
    • he was given credit for his work
    • give her credit for trying
  • noun money available for a client to borrow

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  • verb give up or retire from a position
    quit; leave office; resign.
    • The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month
    • The chairman resigned over the financial scandal
  • verb reduce the level or intensity or size or scope of
    de-escalate; weaken.
    • de-escalate a crisis

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  • verb organize as a territory
  • verb place on a territorial basis
    • The railways were territorialized

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  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
    line of Saturn; line of destiny.

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  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy

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  • noun a person who changes something
    • an inveterate changer of the menu
  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; record changer.

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  • 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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  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; set up; tack; assemble; piece.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee