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smother (Also smothering, smotherings, smothers, smothered) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to smother

ramp_up

  • 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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ejaculate

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; seminal fluid; seed; cum; come.
  • verb utter impulsively
    blurt; blurt out; blunder out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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sweetening

  • noun something added to foods to make them taste sweeter
    sweetener.
  • noun an improvement that makes something more agreeable
    enhancement.

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rev

  • 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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commercialisation

  • noun the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce
    commercialization.
    • my father considered the commercialization of Christmas to be a sacrilege
    • the government tried to accelerate the commercialization of this development
    • both companies will retain control over the commercialization of their own products

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foul

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

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sleek

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

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price

  • 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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neutralization_reaction

  • noun a chemical reaction in which an acid and a base interact with the formation of a salt; with strong acids and bases the essential reaction is the combination of hydrogen ions with hydroxyl ions to form water
    neutralization; neutralisation; neutralisation reaction.

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sleep

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

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tar-and-feather

  • verb smear the body of (someone) with tar and feathers; done in some societies as punishment
    • The thief was tarred and feathered

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hanging

  • noun decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    wall hanging.
    • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
  • noun a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

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garter

  • noun a band (usually elastic) worn around the leg to hold up a stocking (or around the arm to hold up a sleeve)
    supporter.
  • verb fasten with or as if with a garter

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intermingle

  • verb combine into one
    immingle; intermix; blend.
    • blend the nuts and raisins together
    • he blends in with the crowd
    • We don't intermingle much

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muzzle

  • 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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ventilate

  • 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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hyssop

  • noun a European mint with aromatic and pungent leaves used in perfumery and as a seasoning in cookery; often cultivated as a remedy for bruises; yields hyssop oil
    Hyssopus officinalis.
  • noun bitter leaves used sparingly in salads; dried flowers used in soups and tisanes

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violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

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swab

  • noun implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    swob; mop.

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refinish

  • verb give a new surface
    • refinish the dining room furniture

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automatize

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

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daze

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    shock; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    haze; fog.

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under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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sputter

  • 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)
    splutter.

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angulate

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

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shellac

  • noun lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white
  • noun a thin varnish made by dissolving lac in ethanol; used to finish wood
    shellac varnish.

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sexualise

  • verb make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to
    sexualize.
    • 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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denationalise

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

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lure

  • 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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blistering

  • noun the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
    vesiculation; vesication.
  • verb get blistered
    blister; vesicate.
    • Her feet blistered during the long hike

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masculinize

  • 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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blanket

  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    cover.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep
  • noun anything that covers
    mantle.
    • there was a blanket of snow

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distort

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; garble.
  • verb form into a spiral shape
    twist; twine.
    • The cord is all twisted

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pigment

  • noun dry coloring material (especially a powder to be mixed with a liquid to produce paint, etc.)
  • noun any substance whose presence in plant or animal tissues produces a characteristic color

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redact

  • 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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washboard

  • noun device consisting of a corrugated surface to scrub clothes on
  • noun protective covering consisting of a broad plank along a gunwale to keep water from splashing over the side
    splashboard.

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confetti

  • noun small pieces or streamers of colored paper that are thrown around on festive occasions (as at a wedding)

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affect

  • 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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spike_oil

  • noun pale yellow essential oil obtained from spike lavender used in scenting soaps and cosmetics
    spike lavender oil.

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cut_down

  • 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
    slash.

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pull_through

  • 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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embroider

  • verb decorate with needlework
    broider.
  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.

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rebind

  • verb provide with a new binding
    • The tattered old book is valuable and we need to rebind it

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disturb

  • 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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redaction

  • noun putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
    editing.
  • noun the act of putting something in writing

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tallgrass

  • noun any of various grasses that are tall and that flourish with abundant moisture
    tall-grass.

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stun

  • verb make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
    stupefy.
    • stun fish
  • verb hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag
    sandbag.

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acetylation

  • noun the process of introducing an acetyl group into a compound
    • the acetylation of cyclooxygenase-2 by aspirin

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intensification

  • noun action that makes something stronger or more extreme
  • noun the act of increasing the contrast of (a photographic film)

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naturalise

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

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enclosing

  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; inclosure; enclosure.
  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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enhance

  • 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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weight_down

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

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clothes

  • 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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steam_clean

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

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ornamental

  • noun any plant grown for its beauty or ornamental value
  • adjective satellite serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
    decorative; cosmetic.
    • cosmetic fenders on cars
    • the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative

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trump

  • noun a playing card in the suit that has been declared trumps
    trump card.
    • the ace of trumps is a sure winner
  • noun (card games) the suit that has been declared to rank above all other suits for the duration of the hand
    • clubs were declared trumps
    • a trump can take a trick even when a card of a different suit is led

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speck

  • noun a very small spot
    pinpoint.
    • the plane was just a speck in the sky
  • noun (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything
    particle; atom; molecule; corpuscle; mote.

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prang_up

  • verb make pregnant
    knock up; impregnate; bang up.
    • He impregnated his wife again

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lavender

  • noun any of various Old World aromatic shrubs or subshrubs with usually mauve or blue flowers; widely cultivated
  • noun a pale purple color

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desiccant

  • noun a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
    siccative; drying agent; drier.

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nail

  • 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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heat_energy

  • noun a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
    heat.

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surge_suppressor

  • noun electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current
    spike arrester; surge protector; spike suppressor; lightning arrester.

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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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paperhanging

  • noun the application of wallpaper
    papering.

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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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militarization

  • noun act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
    mobilisation; militarisation; mobilization.

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quill

  • noun pen made from a bird's feather
    quill pen.
  • noun a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog

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blue

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

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vitalise

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

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hide

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

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piece_of_paper

  • noun paper used for writing or printing
    sheet; sheet of paper.

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worsen

  • verb grow worse
    decline.
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
  • verb make worse
    aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

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revolutionize

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

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poison

  • 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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obnubilate

  • verb make less visible or unclear
    befog; haze over; fog; becloud; obscure; mist; cloud.
    • The stars are obscured by the clouds
    • the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley
  • verb make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
    obscure; confuse; blur.
    • Her remarks confused the debate
    • Their words obnubilate their intentions

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blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • 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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jaundice

  • noun yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia
    icterus.
  • noun a rough and bitter manner
    acrimony; tartness; bitterness; acerbity; thorniness.

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cut_back

  • 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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brown_bread

  • noun bread made with whole wheat flour
    dark bread; whole meal bread; whole wheat bread.
  • noun dark steamed bread made of cornmeal wheat and flour with molasses and soda and milk or water
    Boston brown bread.

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calcimine

  • noun a water-base paint containing zinc oxide and glue and coloring; used as a wash for walls and ceilings
  • verb cover with calcimine
    • calcimine the walls

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wrapping

  • noun the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
    wrap; wrapper.
  • noun an enveloping bandage
    swathe.

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acidify

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

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immaterialize

  • verb render immaterial or incorporeal
    unsubstantialise; immaterialise; unsubstantialize.

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preserver

  • noun a skilled worker who is employed to restore or refinish buildings or antique furniture
    restorer; refinisher; renovator.
  • noun a cook who preserves fruits or meat

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paraffin

  • noun from crude petroleum; used for candles and for preservative or waterproof coatings
    paraffin wax.
  • noun a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
    alkane; paraffin series; alkane series; methane series.

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verbify

  • verb make into a verb
    • 'mouse' has been verbified by computer users

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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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shortness

  • noun the property of being of short spatial extent
    • the shortness of the Channel crossing
  • noun the condition of being short of something
    • there was no shortness of money
    • can cause shortness of breath

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cardboard

  • noun a stiff moderately thick paper
    composition board.
  • adjective satellite without substance
    unlifelike.
    • cardboard caricatures of historical figures

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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contraction

  • 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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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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prostrate

  • verb get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    bow down.
  • verb render helpless or defenseless
    • They prostrated the enemy

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mist_over

  • verb become covered with mist
    mist.
    • The windshield misted over

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deodorize

  • verb eliminate the odor from
    deodorise; deodourise.
    • This stick will deodorize your armpits

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elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

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culminate

  • verb end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
    climax.
    • The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace
  • verb bring to a head or to the highest point
    • Seurat culminated pointillism

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step_down

  • 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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lemon_grass

  • noun an aromatic oil that smells like lemon and is widely used in Asian cooking and in perfumes and medicines
    lemongrass oil; lemongrass.
  • noun a tropical grass native to India and Sri Lanka
    lemongrass.

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smoke

  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    fume.
  • noun a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
    smoking.
    • the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

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alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

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arcus

  • noun a whitish deposit in the shape of an arc that is sometimes seen in the cornea
    arcus senilis.

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changer

  • noun a person who changes something
    modifier.
    • 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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straw

  • noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.

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put_together

  • 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

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dehumanize

  • verb deprive of human qualities
    dehumanise.
    • Life in poverty has dehumanized them
  • verb make mechanical or routine
    dehumanise.

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lengthen

  • verb make longer
    • Lengthen this skirt, please
  • verb become long or longer
    • In Spring, the days lengthen

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insulate

  • verb protect from heat, cold, or noise by surrounding with insulating material
    • We had his bedroom insulated before winter came
  • verb place or set apart
    isolate.
    • They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates

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draw_and_quarter

  • verb pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
    draw; quarter.
    • in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes

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clear_out

  • verb move out and leave nothing behind
  • verb clear out the chest and lungs
    expectorate; drive out.
    • This drug expectorates quickly

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calx

  • noun a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
    quicklime; fluxing lime; unslaked lime; lime; burnt lime; calcined lime; calcium oxide.

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make_pure

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

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draw_a_line

  • verb reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)
    draw the line.
    • I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!

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depersonalisation_neurosis

  • noun emotional dissociative disorder in which there is loss of contact with your own personal reality accompanied by feelings of unreality and strangeness
    depersonalization disorder; depersonalization; depersonalisation disorder; depersonalization neurosis; depersonalisation.

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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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dissonate

  • verb be dissonant or harsh
    • The violins in this piece dissonated disturbingly
  • verb cause to sound harsh and unpleasant
    disharmonize.

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gloss

  • noun an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text
    rubric.
  • noun an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge; usually published as an appendix to a text on that field
    glossary.

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rape

  • noun Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
    colza; Brassica napus.
  • noun the act of despoiling a country in warfare
    rapine.

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lessening

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; decrease.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper

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rationalise

  • verb structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
    rationalize.
    • We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits
  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; apologise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success

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muck_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    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
  • verb soil with mud, muck, or mire
    muck; mire; mud.
    • The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden

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denationalization

  • noun changing something from state to private ownership or control
    privatization; privatisation; denationalisation.

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calm

  • noun steadiness of mind under stress
    equanimity; calmness; composure.
    • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    calm air.

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recommend

  • verb push for something
    urge; advocate.
    • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
  • verb express a good opinion of
    commend.

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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survive

  • verb continue to live through hardship or adversity
    live on; last; hold up; live; endure; hold out; go.
    • We went without water and food for 3 days
    • These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
    • The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
    • how long can a person last without food and water?
  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    pull round; make it; come through; pull through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds

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beeswax

  • noun a yellow to brown wax secreted by honeybees to build honeycombs
  • verb cover with beeswax
    • Chris beeswaxed the kitchen table

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gilding

  • noun a coating of gold or of something that looks like gold
    gilt.
  • verb decorate with, or as if with, gold leaf or liquid gold
    gild; engild; begild.

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tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

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breathe

  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring
  • verb be alive
    • Every creature that breathes

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quash

  • verb put down by force or intimidation
    subdue; reduce; repress; 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 declare invalid
    invalidate; annul; void; nullify; avoid.
    • The contract was annulled
    • void a plea

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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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saber

  • noun a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
    sabre.
  • noun a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
    cavalry sword; sabre.

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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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binding

  • noun the capacity to attract and hold something
  • noun strip sewn over or along an edge for reinforcement or decoration

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expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

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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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coat_of_paint

  • noun a layer of paint covering something else

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reversible

  • noun a garment (especially a coat) that can be worn inside out (with either side of the cloth showing)
  • adjective capable of reversing or being reversed
    • reversible hypertension

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choke_off

  • verb suppress
    choke back; choke down.
    • He choked down his rage
  • verb become or cause to become obstructed
    clog; congest; choke; foul; clog up; back up.
    • The leaves clog our drains in the Fall
    • The water pipe is backed up

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undergird

  • verb lend moral support to
  • verb make secure underneath
    brace up.
    • undergird the ship

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muss

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    mess; messiness; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun type genus of the Muridae: common house mice; the tips of the upper incisors have a square notch
    genus Mus; Mus.

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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