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1. abstersiǒun n.

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Surg. (a) The act or process of cleansing a wound or sore, the removal of pus or other impurities by means of cleansing medicines; (b) a detergent or cleansing property.

2. actūā̆l, -ē̆l adj.

Additional spellings: actuel
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(a) Of things, conditions, emotions, qualities: existing in fact, real; of actions: really done; (b) surg. real (as opposed to potential); actual cauterie, a cauterizing operation involving the…

3. adustiǒun n.

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(a) Treatment with heat or burning, calcination of a substance; (b) surg. cauterization; (c) phys. the corruption of bodily humors, ulcers, etc., by heat; the process by which humors, etc., become adu

4. astēl, astelle n.

Additional spellings: astelle
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(a) A billet or shingle; astel shid; (b) firewood; (c) surg. a splint.

5. bē̆nd(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: bende
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(a) A fetter, shackle, chain; also fig.; (b) a band or strap of metal, a hoop, clamp, fastening; (c) a circlet or fillet to confine the hair; (d) a cord for tying or fastening; a bandage, rope, withy…

6. callō̆sitē n.

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Surg. Pathologically hardened tissue.

7. callǒus adj.

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Surg. Of flesh, skin, etc.: hardened, pathologically hard.

8. canūle n.

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Surg. (a) A hollow sheath or tube through which a suturing needle or a cauterizing instrument is passed; fenestred canule, a tube with a hole, or window, in the side; (b) a tube inserted in the body…

9. carbuncle n.

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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…

10. cā̆se n.(1)

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(a) A box, chest, casket, case; as a case, like a chest, as big as a chest; corporal case, corporas case, a case or container for a corporal cloth; (b) a quiver for arrows; a case for bows or bows and…

11. chanel n.

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(a) The bed of a river or of the sea; (b) a navigable channel in the estuary of a river.

12. cultellāre n.

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Surg. A knife-shaped cauterizing instrument.

13. cūre n.(1)

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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…

14. declināciǒun n.

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(a) A hanging downward; (b) deterioration, degeneration.

15. decorāciǒun n.

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Surg. Covering blemishes with cosmetics, beautification.

16. decorātī̆f adj.

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Med. & surg. Designed to remove or cover up blemishes, beautifying.

17. dēfens(e n.

Additional spellings: defense
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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)

18. 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.

19. dē̆fensī̆f adj.

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(a) Of weapons, armor: defensive; (b) med. & surg. of a bandage: preventing the spread of pus or other fluids; of a medicine or ointments: preventing the growth or spread of disease, preventive…

20. dēfensiǒun n.

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(a) Defense against physical attack; (b) reply, refutation; (c) fig. help; protection against temptation, sorrow, etc.; (d) punishment; (e) surg. a preventive measure or medicine.

21. dē̆fensōrie n.

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(a) That which defends, defense; (b) surg. a covering, protection.

22. entenciǒun n.

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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.

23. fervent adj.

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(a) Hot, burning, fiery; fervent hete, burning heat; (b) fervent oil, hot oil; fervent water, scalding water; (c) fervent ground (lond).

24. fissūre n.

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Surg. (a) A cut or crack; lesion, rupture; (b) an incision.

25. flẹ̄me n.(2)

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Surg. A lancet used for letting blood.

26. follicūle n.

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Surg. (a) A membranous husk sloughed off after a bone operation; (b) the sac surrounding an encysted abscess.

27. garsen v.

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Surg. To make cuts or incisions in (sb., the skin, a wound, etc.) in order to drain off venom or let blood; scarify.

28. ǧenerāciǒun n.

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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)

29. gleuen v.(2)

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(a) To stick (things) together with some mucilaginous substance; gleuen togeder(es; stick or fasten (sth. to a place), stick (sth.) to a surface; gleuen with, cover (a surface) with parchment by…

30. grōs adj.

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(a) Large; gros glot (spiking), a kind of large nail or spike; (b) anat. of bodily parts, organs, structures: large, thick.

31. hūmectāciǒun n.

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

32. hūmectā̆tī̆f adj.

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(a) Med. Of food: increasing moisture in the body, diluent; (b) surg. of medicines: moistening, increasing moisture.

33. hūmiditẹ̄ n.

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(a) Moistness, dampness; (b) anat. & med. the primary quality of moistness.

34. hūmorā̆l adj.

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Med. & surg. Consisting of humors or of pus; filled with humors or with pus.

35. imā̆ǧinātī̆f adj. & n.

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Phil. (a) Employing mental images; vertu imaginatif, the ability to form and retain images formed from data supplied from the senses or the communis sensus; also, the faculty of combining images into…

36. imbeuen v.

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(a) To initiate (sb. in the Christian faith), teach; imbeuen with; (b) med. & surg. to keep (sores) wet with humors or pus; ppl. imbeued, of a substance: soaked, saturated; of a liquid: having soaked…

37. impediment n.

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(a) That which hinders or prevents; an obstacle, a difficulty, hindrance; also coll. obstacles; sauns impediment, without hindrance; withouten impediment of, unhindered by (sth.); don impediment unto

38. impellencie n.

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Surg. A blunt, concave instrument for driving an arrow or the like out of the body.

39. imposiciǒun n.

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(a) A tax, charge, duty, tribute; (b) the levying of a tax, charge, duty, or tribute.

40. incarcerāciǒun n.

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Surg. Retention of pus, gathering.

41. 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…

42. 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.

43. involven v.

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(a) To cloud (writing with obscurities), envelop (sb., the soul, in darkness, vice, etc.); encumber (sb. with care, adverse fortune, church censure); surround (sb. with goods); refl. concern oneself…

44. 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…

45. levǒur n.

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(a) A lever, crowbar; (b) a bar used as a weapon; (c) a carrying pole; (d) a straightedge, an instrument for smoothing or levelling a surface; (e) surg. = levatorie;(f) ?a stout post.

46. macillence n.

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Surg. A morbid smallness or shrinking.

47. magnificāciǒun n.

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(a) Surg. Enlargement; (b) enhancement of fame, glory.

48. malīgne adj.

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(a) Wicked, sinful; (b) of a planet: having a harmful influence; (c) surg. infected, ?gangrenous.

49. malīgnen v.

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(a) To attack (sb. or sth.), injure, wrong; -- also intrans.; malignen ayen(es, attack (sb. or sth.), injure, wrong; ppl. maligninge, harmful; (b) malignen ayen, to rail at maliciously (sb. or sth.)…

50. mal(le n.

Additional spellings: malle
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(a) A hammer; usually, a heavy iron hammer used for driving posts, breaking rocks, etc.; a sledge hammer, a maul; (b) a kind of mace, a hammerlike club made of (or tipped with) iron or lead; (c) surg.

51. māsē̆r n.

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(a) The common maple (Acer campestre); maser tre; (b) the wood of the maple, maple; other highly-grained hardwood; (c) surg. a piece of maple wood inserted in the skull to replace shattered bone; pece

52. mecche n.

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(a) The wick of a candle or lamp; (b) surg. = lichine.

53. mē̆chanī̆c adj.

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(a) Of a craft or skill: having do with tools, mechanical; also, manual; craftes mechanic; (b) surg. instrument mechanic, a manually devised instrument.

54. 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.

55. metallīne adj. & n.

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(a) Metallic; (b) surg. of medicines: containing metal or a metal compound; as noun: metalline medicines.

56. minishen v.

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(a) To reduce (sth.); make less or fewer; lessen; (b) to demolish (sth.); break down, shatter; minishen into gobettes (poudre); (c) minishen of, to deprive (sth.) of (sth.).

57. mirtīne n.(1)

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Surg. An instrument used for cauterizing, a cautery.

58. mī̆tigātī̆f adj. & n.

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

59. mordicāciǒun n.

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

60. mordificātī̆ve adj.

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Med. & surg. (a) Distressing, tormenting; (b) corrosive; as noun: a caustic or corrosive medicine.

61. 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.

62. mortifīen v.

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(a) To kill (sb.); mortifien and quikenen, of God: take and give life; also fig. destroy (sth.); (b) of courage: to die out;(c) ?fig.; ?meaning influenced by mortisen, q.v.

63. mundificāciǒun n.

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Surg. (a) The process of cleansing a wound or sore, esp. by removing pus; (b) the cleansing property of a medicinal substance.

64. mundificātī̆f n.

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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,

65. mundificātī̆f adj.

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Med. & surg. Cleansing.

66. mundifīen v.

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Med. & surg. (a) To cleanse a wound or infection; (b) to cleanse the body internally; (c) to purify blood, medicine, or grease.

67. occāsiǒun n.

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(a) An opportunity for an action, sin, virtue, debate, etc.; an apportunity for trouble [quot.: (a1420)]; (b) opportunity personified; balled occasioun.

68. operāciǒun n.

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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…

69. 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.

70. ō̆rifice n. singular & plural

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Anat. & surg. (a) The opening of a wound; (b) the aperture or cavity of an ulcer, fistula, or festering sore; (c) aperture(s(s in an organ, vein, or duct of the body; orifice of the emoroides, the…

71. parbrāken v.(1)

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(a) To break into or through (a fortification); (b) to dash oneself to pieces; (c) med. and surg. to fracture (limbs or other parts of the body); break open (a wound).

72. pẹ̄rcen v.

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(a) To thrust a weapon, a horn, a needle, etc., through or into (sb. or sth., part of the body, armor, etc.); cut into (skin or flesh); shoot missiles into (sth.); percen of, pierce (sth.); percen

73. percer(e n.

Additional spellings: percere
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(a) A pointed tool, used for piercing or boring; an awl, a gimlet, an auger; also, a spike on a horse's armor; also personified; percer iren, ?part of the ironwork of a window; (b) an invader; (c) sur

74. perche n.(2)

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(a) A rod, pole, staff; a fixed horizontal rod for hanging cloth, clothing, armor, cord, etc.; a fuller's rod; a pole supporting vines; a rod supporting the body of a cart above the axletree [quot…

75. pī̆lē̆r(e n.

Additional spellings: pilere
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(a) A pillar or column, either weight-bearing or free-standing; a pedestal; tre piler, piler of tre, a wooden pillar or post; (b) fig. a source of support, a supporter; the beam in the eye as referred…

76. pit n.

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(a) A natural or man-made depression in the ground, hole, pit, ditch; cave; also fig.; also, an open excavation from which some mineral product is obtained or in which some industrial process is…

77. plain(e adj.

Additional spellings: plaine
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(a) Flat, level, even; of geographic areas: low in elevation, lowland; broad, flat; also, of an engraving: worked in low relief; plain contre (ground, place, thing), a plain, plateau, or lowland…

78. plūmāciol n.

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Surg. A soft pad of wool, hards, cotton, etc., used on wounds; a compress, pledget.

79. pointe n.(1)

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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…

80. pointel n.

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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…

81. posiciǒun n.

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(a) A statement of belief; proposition; bi grace of posicioun, for the sake of argument; (b) location; anat. and surg. with reference to a part of the body: location, positioning.

82. potenciāl(e adj. Also plural (as noun)

Additional spellings: potenciale
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(a) Latent, potential; (b) surg. of a cautery or cauterizing agent: being a caustic or escharotic medicine used as an alternative to a hot iron; potencial cauterie, cauterie potencial.

83. prē̆cept(e n.

Additional spellings: precepte
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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…

84. 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…

85. prēservātī̆f adj.

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(a) Med. & surg. Of a treatment, regimen, etc.: serving to prevent or protect against a disease or morbid condition; preventive, prophylactic; also fig.; preservatif of; (b) of a treatment: tending to…

86. prēserven v.

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(a) To protect or preserve (sb. or sth.) from harm, damage, error, etc.; (b) preserven from, to preserve or protect (sb. or sth.) from (harm, difficulty, error, the Devil, etc.); (c) to save (sb…

87. prē̆sse n.

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(a) A crowd, throng, company, an assembly; also, the assembling or gathering of a crowd; also, a group of things; (b) amid (among(es, in, in middes) presse, among or in a crowd; into presse, in among…

88. pressūr(e n.(1)

Additional spellings: pressure
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(a) Exertion of pressure, an act of pressing; -- used fig.; also, pressure felt in an area of the body; (b) the pressing of wine; (c) suffering, distress, anguish; an affliction; an ailment [quot…

89. prẹ̄ven v.

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(a) To test (sb.), put to the test, try, tempt; test (sb.) by attacking; -- also refl.; (b) to test (someone's heart, virtue, or other qualities); match (one's strength against God); (c) to test…

90. prī̆mitī̆f adj.

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In phrases: (a) primitif chirche, chirche primitif, the early Christian church; primitif chirche of engelond; (b) med. & surg. cause primitif, a non-corporeal cause of a disease.

91. prǒud adj.

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(a) Guilty of the sin of Pride; haughty, arrogant; also, obstinate, rebellious; (b) proudest of pride, supremely proud; proud as lucifer; proud herte, proud heart; -- also as surname or epithet; maken

92. 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…

93. prō̆vō̆ken v.

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(a) To seek forgiveness of (God), supplicate; ppl. provoking, seeking or eliciting forgiveness; (b) law to appeal (a case to a higher authority).

94. redūcen v.

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(a) To lead (sb., the mind) back to virtue or correctness; restore (sb., the soul) to God; (b) to bring (a part of the body) back to health; restore (a quality); reinstate (sb.) in the possession of a…

95. reiteren v.

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Surg. To repeat (a course of treatment).

96. relẹ̄ven v.

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(a) To alleviate (wretchedness, pain, etc.), ease, mitigate; releven awei; (b) to give relief; afford (sb., oneself) comfort, recreation, relief, etc.; allow respite to (sb.); invigorate (a bodily…

97. remedī(e n.

Additional spellings: remedie
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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…

98. remollen v.

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Surg. To soften; soften(sth.), soak.

99. remolliciǒun n.

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Surg. Softening of a bodily part.

100. remollī̆tī̆f adj.

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Surg. Of a medicine: softening.