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sparge (Also sparges, sparged, sparging) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to sparge

irrigation

  • noun supplying dry land with water by means of ditches etc
  • noun (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution

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humidness

  • noun wetness in the atmosphere
    humidity.

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splashing

  • noun the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
    splattering; splash; spatter; spattering.
  • noun the act of scattering water about haphazardly
    splash.

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aerosolize

  • verb disperse as an aerosol
    aerosolise.
    • The bacteria suspension was aerosolized
  • verb become dispersed as an aerosol
    aerosolise.
    • the bacteria quickly aerosolised

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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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strew

  • verb spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)
    straw.
    • strew toys all over the carpet
  • verb cover; be dispersed over
    • Dead bodies strewed the ground

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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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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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tunker

  • noun an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion)
    Dunkard; Dunker.

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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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splutter

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

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squirter

  • noun plaything consisting of a toy pistol that squirts water
    squirt gun; water pistol; water gun.

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vibrator

  • noun a mechanical device that vibrates
    • a reed is the vibrator that produces the sound
  • noun mechanical device that produces vibratory motion; used for massage

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fan

  • noun a device for creating a current of air by movement of a surface or surfaces
  • noun an enthusiastic devotee of sports
    sports fan; rooter.

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rattling

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rattle; rale.
    • the death rattle
  • verb make short successive sounds
    rattle.

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splattering

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputter; sputtering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
    splashing; splash; spatter; spattering.

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rale

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rattle; rattling.
    • the death rattle

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dampen

  • verb smother or suppress
    stifle.
    • Stifle your curiosity
  • verb make moist
    wash; moisten.
    • The dew moistened the meadows

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dispel

  • verb force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
    turn back; drive out; drive away; chase away; drive off; run off.
    • Drive away potential burglars
    • drive away bad thoughts
    • dispel doubts
    • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers
  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    scatter; break up; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

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gun

  • noun a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; artillery.

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moistening

  • noun the act of making something slightly wet
    dampening.
  • verb make moist
    wash; moisten; dampen.
    • The dew moistened the meadows

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waterer

  • noun someone who waters plants or crops
  • noun an assistant who supplies drinking water
    water boy.

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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dunk

  • noun a basketball shot in which the basketball is propelled downward into the basket
    dunk shot; stuff shot.
  • verb immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
    souse; plunge; dip; douse.
    • dip the garment into the cleaning solution
    • dip the brush into the paint

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simple_machine

  • noun a device for overcoming resistance at one point by applying force at some other point
    machine.

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angleworm

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    earthworm; dew worm; fishworm; wiggler; nightwalker; fishing worm; red worm; nightcrawler; crawler.

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diffuseness

  • noun the spatial property of being spread out over a wide area or through a large volume

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quaker

  • noun one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear
    trembler.
  • noun a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
    Friend.

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agitate

  • verb try to stir up public opinion
    stir up; foment.
  • verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    commove; turn on; excite; charge up; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

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noise

  • noun sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
    • he enjoyed the street noises
    • they heard indistinct noises of people talking
    • during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels
  • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    racket; dissonance.
    • modern music is just noise to me

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winder

  • noun a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
  • noun mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
    key.

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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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convulse

  • verb make someone convulse with laughter
    • The comedian convulsed the crowd
  • verb be overcome with laughter

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diffusing

  • adjective satellite spreading by diffusion
    diffusive; dispersive; disseminative.
  • verb move outward
    fan out; spread; diffuse; spread out.
    • The soldiers fanned out

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atomise

  • verb spray very finely
    atomize.
    • atomize perfume
  • verb strike at with firepower or bombs
    nuke; atomize; zap.
    • zap the enemy

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wiggler

  • noun one who can't stay still (especially a child)
    squirmer; wriggler.
    • the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips
  • noun larva of a mosquito
    wriggler.

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spirt

  • noun the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
    spurt; squirt; jet.
  • verb gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
    spurt; spout; gush.
    • water gushed forth

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aerosolise

  • verb become dispersed as an aerosol
    aerosolize.
    • the bacteria quickly aerosolised
  • verb disperse as an aerosol
    aerosolize.
    • The bacteria suspension was aerosolized

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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spattering

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; sputter; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
    splattering; splashing; splash; spatter.

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tremor

  • noun an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
    shudder.
  • noun a small earthquake
    earth tremor; microseism.

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slush_around

  • verb spill or splash copiously or clumsily
    slush; slosh around; slosh.
    • slosh paint all over the walls

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earthquake

  • noun shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
    seism; temblor; quake.
  • noun a disturbance that is extremely disruptive
    • selling the company caused an earthquake among the employees

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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gearstick

  • noun a mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears
    gearshift; shifter; gear lever.
    • in Britain they call a gearshift a gear lever

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nebuliser

  • noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
    atomizer; spray; sprayer; atomiser; nebulizer.

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succuss

  • verb shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body)
    shake up.
  • noun any of several liquids of the body
    succus; juice.
    • digestive juices

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atomize

  • verb spray very finely
    atomise.
    • atomize perfume
  • verb strike at with firepower or bombs
    nuke; atomise; zap.
    • zap the enemy

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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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wiper_blade

  • noun a mechanical device that cleans the windshield
    wiper; windshield wiper; windscreen wiper.

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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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duck

  • noun small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
  • noun (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
    duck's egg.

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submerse

  • verb sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
    submerge.
  • verb put under water
    submerge.
    • submerge your head completely

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imbue

  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; interpenetrate; pervade; penetrate; diffuse.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks
  • verb fill, soak, or imbue totally
    soak.
    • soak the bandage with disinfectant

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auto-changer

  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    changer; record changer.

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watering

  • noun shedding tears
    lacrimation; tearing; lachrymation.
  • noun wetting with water
    • the lawn needs a great deal of watering

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red_worm

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    earthworm; angleworm; dew worm; fishworm; wiggler; nightwalker; fishing worm; nightcrawler; crawler.

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splash

  • noun the sound like water splashing
    plash.
  • noun a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    stir.
    • he made a great splash and then disappeared

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spread_out

  • verb move outward
    fan out; spread; diffuse.
    • The soldiers fanned out
  • verb set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
    string out.
    • the houses were strung out in a long row

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dowse

  • noun searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
    dowsing; rhabdomancy.
  • verb wet thoroughly
    douse.

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wiper

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

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moistener

  • noun a device that dampens or moistens something
    dampener.
    • he used a dampener to moisten the shirts before he ironed them

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immersion

  • noun sinking until covered completely with water
    submersion; submergence; submerging.
  • noun (astronomy) the disappearance of a celestial body prior to an eclipse
    ingress.

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splosh

  • verb make a splashing sound
    slush; splash; slosh.
    • water was splashing on the floor
  • verb walk through mud or mire
    slosh; squish; splash; squelch; slop.
    • We had to splosh across the wet meadow

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interpenetrate

  • verb penetrate mutually or be interlocked
    permeate.
    • The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot
  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; pervade; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

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sparge

  • noun the act of sprinkling or splashing water
    sprinkling; sprinkle.
    • baptized with a sprinkling of holy water
    • a sparge of warm water over the malt
  • verb agitate by introducing air or compressed gas
    • sparge the water

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squirmer

  • noun one who can't stay still (especially a child)
    wiggler; wriggler.
    • the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips

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squish

  • noun the noise of soft mud being walked on
  • verb walk through mud or mire
    slosh; splosh; splash; squelch; slop.
    • We had to splosh across the wet meadow

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coupler

  • noun a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
    coupling.

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ride

  • noun a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
    drive.
    • he took the family for a drive in his new car
  • noun a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

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blade

  • noun especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
    leaf blade.
  • noun a dashing young man
    • gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures

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worm

  • noun any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; louse.

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dousing

  • noun the act of wetting something by submerging it
    immersion; ducking; submersion.
  • verb put out, as of a candle or a light
    douse; put out.
    • Douse the lights

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dew

  • noun water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air
    • in the morning the grass was wet with dew

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palpitating

  • adjective satellite having a slight and rapid trembling motion
    palpitant.
    • palpitant movements rather than violent eruptions
    • my palpitating heart
  • verb cause to throb or beat rapidly
    palpitate.
    • Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart

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plunger

  • noun someone who risks losses for the possibility of considerable gains
    speculator.
  • noun someone who dives (into water)
    diver.

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swash

  • noun the movement or sound of water
    • the swash of waves on the beach
  • verb make violent, noisy movements

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scatter

  • noun a haphazard distribution in all directions
    spread.
  • noun the act of scattering
    scattering; strewing.

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overspread

  • verb spread across or over
    spread.
    • A big oil spot spread across the water

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quiver

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a shaky motion
    quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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quivering

  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe
  • noun the act of vibrating
    quiver; vibration.

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weathervane

  • noun mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
    wind vane; weather vane; vane.

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slosh_around

  • verb spill or splash copiously or clumsily
    slush; slosh; slush around.
    • slosh paint all over the walls

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irrigate

  • verb supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams
    water.
    • Water the fields
  • verb supply with a constant flow or sprinkling of some liquid, for the purpose of cooling, cleansing, or disinfecting
    • irrigate the wound

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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tone_arm

  • noun mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge
    pickup arm; pickup.

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sprinkle

  • noun a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
    sprinkling; scattering.
  • noun the act of sprinkling or splashing water
    sprinkling; sparge.
    • baptized with a sprinkling of holy water
    • a sparge of warm water over the malt

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cocktail

  • noun a short mixed drink
  • noun an appetizer served as a first course at a meal

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fishing_worm

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    earthworm; angleworm; dew worm; fishworm; wiggler; nightwalker; red worm; nightcrawler; crawler.

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slush

  • noun partially melted snow
  • verb make a splashing sound
    splosh; splash; slosh.
    • water was splashing on the floor

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bumper

  • noun a glass filled to the brim (especially as a toast)
    • we quaffed a bumper of ale
  • noun a mechanical device consisting of bars at either end of a vehicle to absorb shock and prevent serious damage

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dampener

  • noun a device that dampens or moistens something
    moistener.
    • he used a dampener to moisten the shirts before he ironed them

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palpitate

  • verb cause to throb or beat rapidly
    • Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart
  • verb shake with fast, tremulous movements
    quiver; quake.
    • His nostrils palpitated

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deluge

  • noun an overwhelming number or amount
    flood; torrent; inundation.
    • a flood of requests
    • a torrent of abuse
  • noun a heavy rain
    downpour; cloudburst; soaker; pelter; waterspout; torrent.

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salt_shaker

  • noun a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling salt
    saltshaker.

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trembling

  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; palpitation; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe
  • verb move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
    tremble.
    • His hands were trembling when he signed the document

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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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moisturise

  • verb make (more) humid
    humidify; moisturize.
    • We have a machine that humidifies the air in the house

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earthworm

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    angleworm; dew worm; fishworm; wiggler; nightwalker; fishing worm; red worm; nightcrawler; crawler.

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pepper_shaker

  • noun a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling ground pepper
    pepper box; pepper pot.

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quake

  • noun shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
    seism; temblor; earthquake.
  • verb shake with fast, tremulous movements
    palpitate; quiver.
    • His nostrils palpitated

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shake

  • noun building material used as siding or roofing
    shingle.
  • noun frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    milk shake; milkshake.

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caster

  • noun a worker who casts molten metal into finished products
  • noun a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
    castor.

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windshield

  • noun transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle
    windscreen.

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soaking

  • noun the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    soakage; soak.
    • a good soak put life back in the wagon
  • noun the act of making something completely wet
    souse; drenching; sousing.
    • he gave it a good drenching

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circularise

  • verb canvass by distributing letters
    circularize.
  • verb distribute circulars to
    circularize.

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shudder

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
    tremor.

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pervade

  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; interpenetrate; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

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waggle

  • noun causing to move repeatedly from side to side
    wag; shake.
  • verb move from side to side
    wag.
    • The happy dog wagged his tail

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dab

  • noun a light touch or stroke
    pat; tap.
  • noun a small quantity of something moist or liquid
    splatter; splash.
    • a dab of paint
    • a splatter of mud
    • just a splash of whiskey

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auto

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; car; motorcar; automobile.
    • he needs a car to get to work

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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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rattler

  • noun pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
    rattlesnake.
  • noun a railroad train consisting of freight cars
    freight train.

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moisturize

  • verb make (more) humid
    moisturise; humidify.
    • We have a machine that humidifies the air in the house

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thrill

  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; boot; charge; bang; flush; kick.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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wash

  • noun a thin coat of water-base paint
  • noun the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
    lavation; washing.

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flyswat

  • noun an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects
    swatter; flyswatter.

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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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circularize

  • verb canvass by distributing letters
    circularise.
  • verb canvass by using a questionnaire

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trap

  • noun a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
  • noun drain consisting of a U-shaped section of drainpipe that holds liquid and so prevents a return flow of sewer gas

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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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ducking

  • noun hunting ducks
    duck hunting.
  • noun the act of wetting something by submerging it
    immersion; submersion; dousing.

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shaking

  • noun the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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winnow

  • noun the act of separating grain from chaff
    sifting; winnowing.
    • the winnowing was done by women
  • verb separate the chaff from by using air currents
    fan.
    • She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field

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moisten

  • verb make moist
    wash; dampen.
    • The dew moistened the meadows
  • verb moisten with fine drops
    drizzle.
    • drizzle the meat with melted butter

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gearshift

  • noun a mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears
    shifter; gearstick; gear lever.
    • in Britain they call a gearshift a gear lever

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whip

  • noun an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    party whip.

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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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splashy

  • adjective characterized by water flying about haphazardly
  • adjective satellite marked by ostentation but often tasteless
    flamboyant; showy.
    • a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet
    • a splashy half-page ad

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besprinkle

  • verb scatter with liquid; wet lightly
    sprinkle; sparge.
    • Sprinkle the lawn

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go_around

  • verb be sufficient
    • There's not enough to go around
  • verb become widely known and passed on
    spread; circulate.
    • the rumor spread
    • the story went around in the office

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ret

  • verb place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue

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mechanical_device

  • noun mechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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windscreen_wiper

  • noun a mechanical device that cleans the windshield
    wiper blade; wiper; windshield wiper.

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pickup_arm

  • noun mechanical device consisting of a light balanced arm that carries the cartridge
    pickup; tone arm.

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swob

  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    mop; swab.
  • verb wash with a swab or a mop
    swab.
    • swab the ship's decks

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earth_tremor

  • noun a small earthquake
    tremor; microseism.

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saltshaker

  • noun a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling salt
    salt shaker.

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lever

  • noun a rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum
  • noun a simple machine that gives a mechanical advantage when given a fulcrum

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drench

  • verb drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
    swamp.
    • The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor
  • verb force to drink

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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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shaker

  • noun a person who wields power and influence
    mover and shaker.
    • a shaker of traditional beliefs
    • movers and shakers in the business world
  • noun a member of Christian group practicing celibacy and communal living and common possession of property and separation from the world

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wind_vane

  • noun mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
    weather vane; vane; weathervane.

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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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rachet

  • noun mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
    ratchet; ratch.

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weather_vane

  • noun mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
    wind vane; vane; weathervane.

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waterspout

  • noun a tornado passing over water and picking up a column of water and mist
  • noun a heavy rain
    downpour; deluge; cloudburst; soaker; pelter; torrent.

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mist

  • noun a thin fog with condensation near the ground
  • verb become covered with mist
    mist over.
    • The windshield misted over

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dunkard

  • noun an adherent of Baptistic doctrines (who practice baptism by immersion)
    Tunker; Dunker.

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shake_up

  • verb shock physically
    bump around; jar.
    • Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game
  • verb organize anew
    reorganize; reorganise.
    • We must reorganize the company if we don't want to go under

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jet

  • noun an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
    jet-propelled plane; jet plane.
  • noun the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
    spurt; squirt; spirt.

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concussion

  • noun injury to the brain caused by a blow; usually resulting in loss of consciousness
  • noun any violent blow

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dunker

  • noun an eater who dips food into a liquid before eating it
    • he was a dunker--he couldn't eat a doughnut without a cup of coffee to dunk it in
  • noun a basketball player who is able to make dunk shots

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palpitation

  • noun a rapid and irregular heart beat
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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shiver

  • noun a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
    tremble; shake.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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dissipate

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; break up; disperse.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb move away from each other;
    scatter; disperse; spread out.
    • The crowds dispersed
    • The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached

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moisture

  • noun wetness caused by water
    wet.
    • drops of wet gleamed on the window

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submersion

  • noun sinking until covered completely with water
    immersion; submergence; submerging.
  • noun the act of wetting something by submerging it
    immersion; ducking; dousing.

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circulate

  • verb become widely known and passed on
    spread; go around.
    • the rumor spread
    • the story went around in the office
  • verb cause to become widely known
    circularise; disseminate; distribute; broadcast; spread; circularize; disperse; pass around; propagate; diffuse.
    • spread information
    • circulate a rumor
    • broadcast the news

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break_up

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    break; separate; split up; part; split.
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up

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pantograph

  • noun mechanical device used to copy a figure or plan on a different scale

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gear

  • noun a toothed wheel that engages another toothed mechanism in order to change the speed or direction of transmitted motion
    cogwheel; gear wheel; geared wheel.
  • noun wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed
    gearing; geartrain; train; power train.
    • the fool got his tie caught in the geartrain

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windshield_wiper

  • noun a mechanical device that cleans the windshield
    wiper blade; wiper; windscreen wiper.

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broadcast

  • noun message that is transmitted by radio or television
  • noun a radio or television show
    program; programme.
    • did you see his program last night?

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thresh

  • verb move or stir about violently
    thresh about; thrash about; convulse; jactitate; slash; toss; thrash.
    • The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed
  • verb move like a flail; thresh about
    flail.
    • Her arms were flailing

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shifter

  • noun a stagehand responsible for moving scenery
    sceneshifter.
  • noun a mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears
    gearshift; gearstick; gear lever.
    • in Britain they call a gearshift a gear lever

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shower

  • noun a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you
    • they installed a shower in the bathroom
  • noun washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle
    shower bath.
    • he took a shower after the game

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h2o

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    water.

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submergence

  • noun sinking until covered completely with water
    immersion; submersion; submerging.

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spurt

  • noun the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
    squirt; spirt; jet.
  • verb gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
    spout; spirt; gush.
    • water gushed forth

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torrent

  • noun a heavy rain
    downpour; deluge; cloudburst; soaker; pelter; waterspout.
  • noun a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid)
    violent stream.
    • the houses were swept away in the torrent

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carburettor

  • noun mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion
    carburetor.

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rattle

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rale; rattling.
    • the death rattle
  • noun a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken

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splatter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    spatter; spattering; sputter; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun a small quantity of something moist or liquid
    splash; dab.
    • a dab of paint
    • a splatter of mud
    • just a splash of whiskey

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gear_lever

  • noun a mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears
    gearshift; shifter; gearstick.
    • in Britain they call a gearshift a gear lever

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slosh

  • verb make a splashing sound
    splosh; slush; splash.
    • water was splashing on the floor
  • verb walk through mud or mire
    squish; splosh; splash; squelch; slop.
    • We had to splosh across the wet meadow

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nightcrawler

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    earthworm; angleworm; dew worm; fishworm; wiggler; nightwalker; fishing worm; red worm; crawler.

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hose_down

  • verb water with a hose
    hose.
    • hose the lawn

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castor

  • noun a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
    caster.
  • noun a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux
    Alpha Geminorum.

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sprinkler

  • noun mechanical device that attaches to a garden hose for watering lawn or garden

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soak

  • noun the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    soaking; soakage.
    • a good soak put life back in the wagon
  • noun washing something by allowing it to soak
    soaking.

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water_pistol

  • noun plaything consisting of a toy pistol that squirts water
    squirt gun; squirter; water gun.

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soaker

  • noun a heavy rain
    downpour; deluge; cloudburst; pelter; waterspout; torrent.
  • noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    souse; alcoholic; lush; alky; boozer; dipsomaniac.

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copyholder

  • noun mechanical device used in printing; holds the copy for the compositor

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jactitate

  • verb move or stir about violently
    thresh about; thrash about; convulse; thresh; slash; toss; thrash.
    • The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

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propagate

  • verb transmit from one generation to the next
    • propagate these characteristics
  • verb travel through the air
    • sound and light propagate in this medium

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device

  • noun an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
    • the device is small enough to wear on your wrist
    • a device intended to conserve water
  • noun something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect

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coil

  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    volute; spiral; helix; whorl.
    • a coil of rope
  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; curl; curlicue; roll.

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splat

  • noun a single splash
    • he heard a splat as it hit the floor
  • noun a slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair

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trembler

  • noun one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear
    quaker.

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aerosol

  • noun a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas
  • noun a dispenser that holds a substance under pressure and that can release it as a fine spray (usually by means of a propellant gas)
    aerosol container; aerosol can; spray can; aerosol bomb.

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mechanical

  • adjective using (or as if using) mechanisms or tools or devices
    • a mechanical process
    • his smile was very mechanical
    • a mechanical toy
  • adjective relating to or concerned with machinery or tools
    mechanically skillful.
    • mechanical arts
    • mechanical design
    • mechanical skills

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voting

  • noun a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
    vote; ballot; balloting.
    • there were only 17 votes in favor of the motion
    • they allowed just one vote per person
  • verb express one's preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote
    vote.
    • He voted for the motion
    • None of the Democrats voted last night

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salt

  • noun a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal (or a radical that acts like a metal)
  • noun white crystalline form of especially sodium chloride used to season and preserve food
    common salt; table salt.

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dot

  • noun a very small circular shape
    point.
    • a row of points
    • draw lines between the dots
  • noun the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
    Department of Transportation; Transportation.

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curler

  • noun a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it
    crimper; roller; hair curler.
    • a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight

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jactitation

  • noun speaking of yourself in superlatives
    self-praise; boasting; boast.
  • noun (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law)

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brine

  • noun water containing salts
    seawater; saltwater.
    • the water in the ocean is all saltwater
  • noun a strong solution of salt and water used for pickling

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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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wriggle

  • noun the act of wiggling
    wiggle; squirm.
  • verb to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
    twist; wrestle; writhe; worm; squirm.
    • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
    • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

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dampening

  • noun the act of making something slightly wet
    moistening.
  • verb smother or suppress
    stifle; dampen.
    • Stifle your curiosity

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plump_up

  • verb make fuller by shaking
    fluff up; shake up.
    • fluff up the pillows

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pickup

  • noun a light truck with an open body and low sides and a tailboard
    pickup truck.
  • noun a warrant to take someone into custody
    • put out a pickup on that man

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crimper

  • noun someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
    crimp.
  • noun a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it
    curler; roller; hair curler.
    • a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight

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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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downpour

  • noun a heavy rain
    deluge; cloudburst; soaker; pelter; waterspout; torrent.

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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spraying

  • noun the dispersion of fungicides or insecticides or fertilizer on growing crops (often from a low-flying aircraft)
    crop-dusting.
  • noun a quantity of small objects flying through the air
    spray.
    • a spray of bullets

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submerge

  • verb sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
    submerse.
  • verb cover completely or make imperceptible
    overwhelm; drown.
    • I was drowned in work
    • The noise drowned out her speech

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penetrate

  • verb pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
    perforate.
    • The bullet penetrated her chest
  • verb come to understand
    fathom; bottom.

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fluff

  • noun any light downy material
  • noun something of little value or significance
    frippery; bagatelle; frivolity.

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immerse

  • verb thrust or throw into
    plunge.
    • Immerse yourself in hot water
  • verb devote (oneself) fully to
    plunge; absorb; soak up; engross; engulf; steep.
    • He immersed himself into his studies

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record_changer

  • noun an automatic mechanical device on a record player that causes new records to be played without manual intervention
    auto-changer; changer.

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grab

  • noun a mechanical device for gripping an object
  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; snap; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion

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sprayer

  • noun a worker who applies spray to a surface
  • noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
    nebuliser; atomizer; spray; atomiser; nebulizer.

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puddle

  • noun a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry
  • noun a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
    pool.
    • there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain
    • the body lay in a pool of blood

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sousing

  • noun the act of making something completely wet
    soaking; souse; drenching.
    • he gave it a good drenching
  • verb cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
    drench; souse; soak; sop; douse; dowse.
    • souse water on his hot face

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drenching

  • noun the act of making something completely wet
    soaking; souse; sousing.
    • he gave it a good drenching
  • verb drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged
    drench; swamp.
    • The tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor

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arm

  • noun a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
  • noun any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
    limb; branch.
    • the arm of the record player
    • an arm of the sea
    • a branch of the sewer

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thresh_about

  • verb move or stir about violently
    thrash about; convulse; jactitate; thresh; slash; toss; thrash.
    • The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

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pump

  • noun a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    heart; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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wetting

  • noun the act of making something wet
  • noun a euphemism for urination
    passing water; leak; making water.
    • he had to take a leak

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piston

  • noun mechanical device that has a plunging or thrusting motion
    plunger.
  • noun United States neoclassical composer (1894-1976)
    Walter Piston.

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propellor

  • noun a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water
    propeller.

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pistol

  • noun a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
    shooting iron; side arm; handgun.

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cocktail_shaker

  • noun a shaker for mixing cocktails

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spray

  • noun a pesticide in suspension or solution; intended for spraying
  • noun a quantity of small objects flying through the air
    spraying.
    • a spray of bullets

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seeder

  • noun a person who seeds clouds
    cloud seeder.
  • noun a mechanical device that sows grass seed or grain evenly over the ground

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key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

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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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roller

  • noun a grounder that rolls along the infield
  • noun a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    rolling wave; roll.

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vibration

  • noun the act of vibrating
    quivering; quiver.
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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spatter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spattering; sputter; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
    splattering; splashing; splash; spattering.

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nebulizer

  • noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
    nebuliser; atomizer; spray; sprayer; atomiser.

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joggle

  • noun a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together
    dowel pin; dowel.
  • noun a slight irregular shaking motion
    jiggle.

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riddle

  • noun a difficult problem
    conundrum; enigma; brain-teaser.
  • noun a coarse sieve (as for gravel)

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stretcher

  • noun a wooden framework on which canvas is stretched and fixed for oil painting
  • noun a mechanical device used to make something larger (as shoes or gloves) by stretching it

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tone

  • noun the quality of a person's voice
    tone of voice.
    • he began in a conversational tone
    • he spoke in a nervous tone of voice
  • noun (linguistics) a pitch or change in pitch of the voice that serves to distinguish words in tonal languages
    • the Beijing dialect uses four tones

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supply

  • noun an amount of something available for use
  • noun offering goods and services for sale

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simple

  • noun any herbaceous plant having medicinal properties
  • noun a person lacking intelligence or common sense
    simpleton.

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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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plumber's_helper

  • noun hand tool consisting of a stick with a rubber suction cup at one end; used to clean clogged drains
    plunger.

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submerging

  • noun sinking until covered completely with water
    immersion; submersion; submergence.
  • verb sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
    submerse; submerge.

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flyswatter

  • noun an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects
    swatter; flyswat.

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dew_worm

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    earthworm; angleworm; fishworm; wiggler; nightwalker; fishing worm; red worm; nightcrawler; crawler.

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wet

  • noun wetness caused by water
    moisture.
    • drops of wet gleamed on the window
  • verb cause to become wet
    • Wet your face

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cloudburst

  • noun a heavy rain
    downpour; deluge; soaker; pelter; waterspout; torrent.

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vane

  • noun mechanical device attached to an elevated structure; rotates freely to show the direction of the wind
    wind vane; weather vane; weathervane.
  • noun a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it

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pass_around

  • verb cause be distributed
    distribute; pass on; circulate.
    • This letter is being circulated among the faculty
  • verb cause to become widely known
    circularise; disseminate; distribute; broadcast; spread; circularize; disperse; propagate; diffuse; circulate.
    • spread information
    • circulate a rumor
    • broadcast the news

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fishing

  • noun the act of someone who fishes as a diversion
    sportfishing.
  • noun the occupation of catching fish for a living

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diffuse

  • verb move outward
    fan out; spread; spread out.
    • The soldiers fanned out
  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; permeate; interpenetrate; pervade; penetrate; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks

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carburetor

  • noun mixes air with gasoline vapor prior to explosion
    carburettor.

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pepper_box

  • noun a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling ground pepper
    pepper pot; pepper shaker.

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bespangle

  • verb decorate with spangles
    spangle.
    • the star-spangled banner
  • verb dot or sprinkle with sparkling or glittering objects

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ratchet

  • noun mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
    rachet; ratch.
  • verb move by degrees in one direction only
    ratchet down; rachet up.
    • a ratcheting lopping tool

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thrash

  • noun a swimming kick used while treading water
  • verb give a thrashing to; beat hard
    lam; thresh; flail.

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atomiser

  • noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
    nebuliser; atomizer; spray; sprayer; nebulizer.

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permeate

  • verb spread or diffuse through
    riddle; interpenetrate; pervade; penetrate; diffuse; imbue.
    • An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration
    • music penetrated the entire building
    • His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks
  • verb pass through
    filter; sink in; percolate.
    • Water permeates sand easily

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souse

  • noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    alcoholic; lush; alky; boozer; dipsomaniac; soaker.
  • noun pork trimmings chopped and pickled and jelled

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helper

  • noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistant; help; supporter.
    • my invaluable assistant
    • they hired additional help to finish the work
  • noun a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
    benefactor.

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diaphragm

  • noun a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
    stop.
    • the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically
  • noun (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration
    midriff.

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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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sluice

  • noun conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
    sluiceway; penstock.
  • verb pour as if from a sluice
    sluice down.
    • An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef

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wriggler

  • noun one who can't stay still (especially a child)
    wiggler; squirmer.
    • the toddler was a real wiggler on plane trips
  • noun larva of a mosquito
    wiggler.

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succussion

  • noun shaking a person to determine whether a large amount of liquid is present in a body cavity

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baste

  • noun a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
    basting stitch; basting; tacking.
  • verb cover with liquid before cooking
    • baste a roast

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voting_machine

  • noun a mechanical device for recording and counting votes mechanically

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dust

  • noun fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen that can be blown about in the air
    • the furniture was covered with dust
  • noun the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
    detritus; junk; debris; rubble.

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ratch

  • noun mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
    rachet; ratchet.

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shakiness

  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe
  • noun the quality of being unstable and insecure
    • the shakiness of the present regime

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splicer

  • noun a woodworker who joins pieces of wood with a splice
  • noun a worker who splices ropes together by interweaving strands

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plash

  • noun the sound like water splashing
    splash.
  • verb interlace the shoots of
    pleach.
    • pleach a hedge

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distribute

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; dispense; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks
  • verb distribute or disperse widely
    spread.
    • The invaders spread their language all over the country

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disperse

  • verb distribute loosely
    dust; sprinkle; scatter; dot.
    • He scattered gun powder under the wagon
  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; break up; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

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sputtering

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputter; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • verb make an explosive sound
    sputter.
    • sputtering engines

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scattering

  • noun a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
    sprinkling.
    • the first scatterings of green
    • a sprinkling of grey at his temples
  • noun the physical process in which particles are deflected haphazardly as a result of collisions

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electromechanical_device

  • noun a mechanical device that is operated by electricity

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temblor

  • noun shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
    seism; earthquake; quake.

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disseminate

  • verb cause to become widely known
    circularise; distribute; broadcast; spread; circularize; disperse; pass around; propagate; diffuse; circulate.
    • spread information
    • circulate a rumor
    • broadcast the news

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dipper

  • noun a ladle that has a cup with a long handle
  • noun a cluster of seven stars in Ursa Minor; at the end of the dipper's handle is Polaris
    Little Dipper.

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spread

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spreading.
  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    gap.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs

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stator_coil

  • noun mechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves
    stator.

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nightwalker

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    earthworm; angleworm; dew worm; fishworm; wiggler; fishing worm; red worm; nightcrawler; crawler.

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ski

  • noun narrow wood or metal or plastic runners used in pairs for gliding over snow
  • verb move along on skis
    • We love to ski the Rockies
    • My children don't ski

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thrash_about

  • verb move or stir about violently
    thresh about; convulse; jactitate; thresh; slash; toss; thrash.
    • The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

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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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supply_chamber

  • noun a mechanical device for holding something and supplying it as needed

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propeller

  • noun a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water
    propellor.

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wiggle

  • noun the act of wiggling
    wriggle; squirm.
  • verb move to and fro
    joggle; jiggle.
    • Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!

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fishworm

  • noun terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
    earthworm; angleworm; dew worm; wiggler; nightwalker; fishing worm; red worm; nightcrawler; crawler.

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fan_out

  • verb move outward
    spread; diffuse; spread out.
    • The soldiers fanned out

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shutter

  • noun a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure
  • noun a hinged blind for a window

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chamber

  • noun a natural or artificial enclosed space
  • noun an enclosed volume in the body
    • the chambers of his heart were healthy

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broadcaster

  • noun someone who broadcasts on radio or television
  • noun a mechanical device for scattering something (seed or fertilizer or sand etc.) in all directions
    spreader.

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water_gun

  • noun plaything consisting of a toy pistol that squirts water
    squirt gun; water pistol; squirter.

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claw

  • noun sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
  • noun a mechanical device that is curved or bent to suspend or hold or pull something
    hook.

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crawler

  • noun a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
    sycophant; toady; lackey; ass-kisser.
  • noun a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
    creeper.

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hair

  • noun a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss
    • he combed his hair
    • each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells
  • noun a very small distance or space
    hair's-breadth; whisker; hairsbreadth.
    • they escaped by a hair's-breadth
    • they lost the election by a whisker

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flush

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; bloom; heyday.
  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    rosiness; blush; bloom.

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drizzle

  • noun very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower
    mizzle.
  • verb rain lightly
    mizzle.
    • When it drizzles in summer, hiking can be pleasant

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jactation

  • noun (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness
    jactitation.

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squirm

  • noun the act of wiggling
    wriggle; wiggle.
  • verb to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
    twist; wrestle; writhe; worm; wriggle.
    • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
    • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

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bumper_guard

  • noun vertical bars attached to a bumper to prevent locking bumpers with another vehicle

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rattlesnake

  • noun pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
    rattler.

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jiggle

  • noun a slight irregular shaking motion
    joggle.
  • verb move to and fro
    wiggle; joggle.
    • Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!

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slash

  • noun a wound made by cutting
    gash; cut; slice.
    • he put a bandage over the cut
  • noun an open tract of land in a forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)

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squirt

  • noun someone who is small and insignificant
    pip-squeak; small fry.
  • noun the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
    spurt; spirt; jet.

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pepper

  • noun climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
    common pepper; Piper nigrum; black pepper; Madagascar pepper; white pepper.
  • noun any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
    capsicum; capsicum pepper plant.

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hose

  • noun socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)
    hosiery.
  • noun man's close-fitting garment of the 16th and 17th centuries covering the legs and reaching up to the waist; worn with a doublet

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throb

  • noun a deep pulsating type of pain
  • noun an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    throbbing; pounding.
    • he felt a throbbing in his head

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concuss

  • verb shake violently
  • verb injure the brain; sustain a concussion

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stoker

  • noun a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
    fireman.
  • noun Irish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912)
    Bram Stoker; Abraham Stoker.

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about

  • adjective satellite on the move
    astir.
    • up and about
    • the whole town was astir over the incident
  • adverb (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    around; some; roughly; approximately; just about; or so; more or less; close to.
    • lasted approximately an hour
    • in just about a minute
    • he's about 30 years old
    • I've had about all I can stand
    • we meet about once a month
    • some forty people came
    • weighs around a hundred pounds
    • roughly $3,000
    • holds 3 gallons, more or less
    • 20 or so people were at the party

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basting

  • noun a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
    basting stitch; baste; tacking.
  • noun moistening a roast as it is cooking

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bate

  • verb moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
    • He bated his breath when talking about this affair
    • capable of bating his enthusiasm
  • verb flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons

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stator

  • noun mechanical device consisting of the stationary part of a motor or generator in or around which the rotor revolves
    stator coil.

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splint

  • noun a thin sliver of wood
    • he lit the fire with a burning splint
  • noun an orthopedic mechanical device used to immobilize and protect a part of the body (as a broken leg)

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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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sop

  • noun piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid
    sops.
  • noun a concession given to mollify or placate
    • the offer was a sop to my feelings

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guard

  • noun a person who keeps watch over something or someone
  • noun the person who plays that position on a football team
    • the left guard was injured on the play

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ski_binding

  • noun one of a pair of mechanical devices that are attached to a ski and that will grip a ski boot; the bindings should release in case of a fall
    binding.

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syringe

  • noun a medical instrument used to inject or withdraw fluids
  • verb spray or irrigate (a body part) with a syringe

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wag

  • noun a witty amusing person who makes jokes
    wit; card.
  • noun causing to move repeatedly from side to side
    waggle; shake.

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douse

  • verb put out, as of a candle or a light
    put out.
    • Douse the lights
  • verb wet thoroughly
    dowse.

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seism

  • noun shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
    temblor; earthquake; quake.

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bespatter

  • verb spot, splash, or soil
    spatter.
    • The baby spattered the bib with food

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striker

  • noun a forward on a soccer team
  • noun someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating

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wheelwork

  • noun mechanical device including an arrangement of wheel in a machine (especially a train of gears)

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sprinkling

  • noun a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly
    scattering.
    • the first scatterings of green
    • a sprinkling of grey at his temples
  • noun a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
    sprinkle; scattering.

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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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hair_curler

  • noun a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it
    curler; crimper; roller.
    • a woman with her head full of curlers is not a pretty sight

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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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record

  • noun anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
    • the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques
  • noun sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove
    phonograph recording; platter; phonograph record; disc; disk.

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squirt_gun

  • noun plaything consisting of a toy pistol that squirts water
    water pistol; squirter; water gun.

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toss

  • noun the act of flipping a coin
    flip.
  • noun (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    flip; pass.
    • the pass was fumbled

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pelter

  • noun a heavy rain
    downpour; deluge; cloudburst; soaker; waterspout; torrent.
  • noun a thrower of missiles
    • the police were too busy to chase the pelters

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swatter

  • noun an implement with a flat part (of mesh or plastic) and a long handle; used to kill insects
    flyswat; flyswatter.
  • verb splash and flutter about in or as if in water
    • She swattered about in the pool

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tremble

  • noun a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
    shiver; shake.
  • verb move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
    • His hands were trembling when he signed the document

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submersible

  • noun an apparatus intended for use under water
  • noun a warship designed to operate under water
    submersible warship.

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fluff_up

  • verb make fuller by shaking
    plump up; shake up.
    • fluff up the pillows

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strewing

  • noun the act of scattering
    scattering; scatter.
  • verb spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic)
    straw; strew.
    • strew toys all over the carpet

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humidify

  • verb make (more) humid
    moisturise; moisturize.
    • We have a machine that humidifies the air in the house

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interplanetary_dust

  • noun microscopic particles in the interplanetary medium

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atomizer

  • noun a dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
    nebuliser; spray; sprayer; atomiser; nebulizer.

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wetter

  • noun a chemical agent capable of reducing the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved
    surfactant; surface-active agent; wetting agent.
  • noun a workman who wets the work in a manufacturing process

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spreader

  • noun a hand tool for spreading something
    • he used his knife as a spreader
  • noun a mechanical device for scattering something (seed or fertilizer or sand etc.) in all directions
    broadcaster.

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windscreen

  • noun transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle
    windshield.

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pool

  • noun an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
  • noun a small lake
    pond.
    • the pond was too small for sailing

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dabble

  • verb dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid
  • verb play in or as if in water, as of small children
    splash around; paddle.

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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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pepper_pot

  • noun a soup made with vegetables and tripe and seasoned with peppercorns; often contains dumplings
    Philadelphia pepper pot.
  • noun a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling ground pepper
    pepper box; pepper shaker.

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painting

  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    picture.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre
  • noun creating a picture with paints
    • he studied painting and sculpture for many years

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wamble

  • verb move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion
    waggle.

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