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1. carbuncle n.

59 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) A precious stone, any of the gems called carbuncles; esp., that carbuncle which shines in the dark; (b) a decorative material made of (or resembling) carbuncles; (c) something excellent or…

2. cūre n.(1)

158 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) Attention, heed; nimen cure, to pay attention; taken cure, pay attention (to sth.), be interested (in sth.); I do no cure, I do not care, I am indifferent; (b) fondness, liking, partiality…

3. declināciǒun n.

14 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A hanging downward; (b) deterioration, degeneration.

4. dēfens(e n.

Additional spellings: defense
122 quotations in 9 senses
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(a) Act of defending oneself (or sb. else) by fighting, defense; comen to defens, to come to someone's defense; don defens, maken defens, stonden at defens, to defend oneself; also, to fight; for (in)

5. dē̆fensī̆f n.

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(a) Med. & surg. A medicine or ointment that prevents the growth or spread of disease, venom, humors, etc. [cp. defensif medecine]; (b) an ointment that preserves corpses.

6. entenciǒun n.

66 quotations in 7 senses
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(a) Purpose, intention, or design; aim or object; final entencioun, ultimate purpose or goal; (b) of entencioun, on purpose, intentionally; of on entencioun, with fixed purpose; unanimously.

7. ǧenerāciǒun n.

88 quotations in 5 senses
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(a) The act or process of procreation; procreating or being procreated; reproduction; also, sexual intercourse; bastard generacioun, crossbreeding; fleshli generacioun, physical begetting; dede (werk)

8. hūmectāciǒun n.

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Med. & surg. (a) Watering of the eyes; (b) the moistening of bodily tissues, production of moisture in tissues.

9. hūmiditẹ̄ n.

22 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) Moistness, dampness; (b) anat. & med. the primary quality of moistness.

10. incarnāciǒun n.

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(a) Theol. The Christian doctrine that God became man, Christ's incarnation; cristes incarnacioun, incarnacioun of the lord, etc.; taken incarnacioun of, to assume human form from (the Blessed…

11. inscī̆siǒun n.

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Surg. (a) The act of cutting into a bodily part; (b) a surgical operation; (c) a slash, cut; also, a cut made in surgery; (d) that which is cut off in circumcision, the prepuce.

12. levain n.

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(a) A raising agent in the making of bread; leaven, sourdough; also, bread dough; levain bred, leavened bread; (b) med. & surg. a fermenting substance used in applications to encourage suppuration…

13. menstrūe n.

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(a) Med. & surg. The menstrual flow, menstruation; -- also used in pl.; time of menstrue, a menstrual period; (b) alch. one of three subtle substances used in various alchemical processes.

14. mī̆tigātī̆f adj. & n.

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Med. & surg. (a) Soothing, lenitive; (b) as noun: a soothing preparation, palliative.

15. mordicāciǒun n.

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Med. & surg. (a) Stinging, irritation, distress; (b) corrosiveness, causticity.

16. mortificāciǒun n.

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(a) Death; (b) renunciation of self and the world; mortificacioun of the flesh (bodi), mortificacioun of sinne, penitential asceticism.

17. mundificātī̆f n.

22 quotations in 1 sense
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Med. & surg. (a) A cleansing substance used internally or externally; (b) an ointment, plaster, powder, or liquid for cleansing a wound or ulcer; mundificatif de apio, mundificatif of smal ache,

18. operāciǒun n.

71 quotations in 3 senses
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(a) Work, deed(s, action(s; a military operation; also fig.; don operacioun(es, to perform (one's) deed(s, conduct (oneself), behave; (b) spiritual labor(s; (c) a scientific, alchemical, or magical…

19. opīlāciǒun n.

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Med. and surg. Obstruction or blockage in a wound, the gall bladder, etc.; an obstruction or obstructed condition of a nerve, etc.; opilacioun superficiale, an external obstruction.

20. pointe n.(1)

436 quotations in 15 senses
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(a) A small dot marked on a surface; also, a punctuation mark, period; (b) a small hole; prick, puncture; the pointes of peines, ?the marks of Christ's wounds; (c) a spot of dirt; med. a round spot or…

21. pointel n.

29 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) A writing implement; stylus; ?pen or pencil; (b) a punch; (c) surg. and med. a sharp pointed instrument used for administering medicines, scraping, probing, etc.; (d) a pointed implement for…

22. prē̆cept(e n.

Additional spellings: precepte
43 quotations in 2 senses
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(a) A commandment regulating human conduct, precept; esp. a divine command or injunction; one of the Ten Commandments; a precept as distinguished from a counsel [cp. counseil 5. (e)]; a rule of…

23. prēparāciǒun n.

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(a) A preliminary act or operation, a previous setting in order; also, a precautionary measure; (b) med. & surg. the action or process of preparing a wound, an injury, etc., for treatment; the action…

24. prō̆vocāciǒun n.

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(a) Incitement, urging; (b) prayer for forgiveness, supplication; (c) med. & surg. the inducing of a bodily function; stimulation of the hemorrhoidal veins; (d) law an appeal, esp. to a higher court…

25. remedī(e n.

Additional spellings: remedie
98 quotations in 6 senses
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(a) Relief from distress, trouble, pain, etc., help, alleviation; a remedy for a situation, means of relief; means of evading a difficulty, solution, recourse; alternative; bi remedi of, by means of…

26. reule n.

251 quotations in 10 senses
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(a) A general principle governing morals and conduct; also, fig. of Christ: a model or norm for morality; (b) a particular rule of conduct, a moral precept; reule of largesse (prudence); (c) a set of…

27. ruptūre n.

24 quotations in 3 senses
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Med. & surg.: (a) The breaking of a bodily swelling or bliser; (b) rupture of a vein, the cornea, etc.; (c) hernia, rupture; rupturedindimal (inguinale), hernia in the groin region; (d) a bone…

28. sē̆parāciǒun n.

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(a) A severing, cutting apart, detaching; the act of cutting apart [2nd quot.]; avoidance [quot.: c1460]; also, physical circumcision [1st quot.]; maken separacioun, to make a separation; (b) med. a…

29. significāciǒun n.

61 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) A symbol; in significacioun, as a symbol, symbolizing; (b) symbolic meaning; also, interpretation [quots.: Lydg.Pilgr.]; (c) symbolization, representation; a gret significacioun, an important…

30. solūciǒun n.

25 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) An explanation, answer; also, a reason [quot.: ?a1425]; also, the act of answering a question [last quot.]; (b) an interpretation of a dream.

31. tent(e n.(3)

Additional spellings: tente
22 quotations in 1 sense
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(a) Med. A roll of some soft material, usu. linen or wax, sometimes medicated, placed in or near a wound to keep it open while it heals; a similar roll used as a suppository [quot. a1475]; also, a…