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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
22 quotations in 2 senses
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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
83 quotations in 4 senses
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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)

39 quotations in 3 senses
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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
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)

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.