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abacinate

abacinate
(v. t.) To blind by a red-hot metal plate held before the eyes.

abominate

abominate
(v. t.) To turn from as ill-omened; to hate in the highest degree, as if with religious dread; loathe; as, to abominate all impiety.

acclimate

acclimate
(v. t.) To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize.

acetylate

acetylate
introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound)
receive substitution of an acetyl group; "the compounds acetylated"

acidulate

acidulate
(v. t.) To make sour or acid in a moderate degree; to sour somewhat.

acuminate

acuminate
(a.) Tapering to a point; pointed; as, acuminate leaves, teeth, etc.
(v. i.) To end in, or come to, a sharp point.
(v. t.) To render sharp or keen.

addlepate

addle-pate
(n.) A foolish or dull-witted fellow.

adsorbate

adsorbate
a material that has been or is capable of being adsorbed
capable of being adsorbed or accumulated on a surface of a solid

adumbrate

adumbrate
(v. t.) To give a faint shadow or slight representation of; to outline; to shadow forth.
(v. t.) To overshadow; to shade.

aestivate

aestivate
(v. i.) To spend the summer.
(v. i.) To pass the summer in a state of torpor.

affiliate

affiliate
(v. i.) To connect or associate one's self; -- followed by with; as, they affiliate with no party.
(v. t.) To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally.
(v. t.) To fix the paternity of; -- said of an illegitimate child; as, to affiliate the child to (or on or upon) one man rather than another.
(v. t.) To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to.
(v. t.) To attach (to) or unite (with); to receive into a society as a member, and initiate into its mysteries, plans, etc.; -- followed by to or with.

affricate

affricate
a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `joy')

aftermath

aftermath
(n.) A second moving; the grass which grows after the first crop of hay in the same season; rowen.

aggravate

aggravate
(v. t.) To make heavy or heavier; to add to; to increase.
(v. t.) To make worse, or more severe; to render less tolerable or less excusable; to make more offensive; to enhance; to intensify.
(v. t.) To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances.
(v. t.) To exasperate; to provoke; to irritate.

aggregate

aggregate
(a.) Formed by a collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; collective.
(a.) Formed into clusters or groups of lobules; as, aggregate glands.
(a.) Composed of several florets within a common involucre, as in the daisy; or of several carpels formed from one flower, as in the raspberry.
(a.) Having the several component parts adherent to each other only to such a degree as to be separable by mechanical means.
(a.) United into a common organized mass; -- said of certain compound animals.
(n.) A mass, assemblage, or sum of particulars; as, a house is an aggregate of stone, brick, timber, etc.
(n.) A mass formed by the union of homogeneous particles; -- in distinction from a compound, formed by the union of heterogeneous particles.
(v. t.) To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. "The aggregated soil."
(v. t.) To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
(v. t.) To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels.

alleviate

alleviate
(v. t.) To lighten or lessen the force or weight of.
(v. t.) To lighten or lessen (physical or mental troubles); to mitigate, or make easier to be endured; as, to alleviate sorrow, pain, care, etc. ; -- opposed to aggravate.
(v. t.) To extenuate; to palliate.

altercate

altercate
(v. i.) To contend in words; to dispute with zeal, heat, or anger; to wrangle.

alternate

alternate
(a.) Being or succeeding by turns; one following the other in succession of time or place; by turns first one and then the other; hence, reciprocal.
(a.) Designating the members in a series, which regularly intervene between the members of another series, as the odd or even numbers of the numerals; every other; every second; as, the alternate members 1, 3, 5, 7, etc. ; read every alternate line.
(a.) Distributed, as leaves, singly at different heights of the stem, and at equal intervals as respects angular divergence.
(n.) That which alternates with something else; vicissitude.
(n.) A substitute; one designated to take the place of another, if necessary, in performing some duty.
(n.) A proportion derived from another proportion by interchanging the means.
(v. i.) To happen, succeed, or act by turns; to follow reciprocally in place or time; -- followed by with; as, the flood and ebb tides alternate with each other.
(v. i.) To vary by turns; as, the land alternates between rocky hills and sandy plains.
(v. t.) To perform by turns, or in succession; to cause to succeed by turns; to interchange regularly.

aluminate

aluminate
(n.) A compound formed from the hydrate of aluminium by the substitution of a metal for the hydrogen.
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