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female circumcision Tweet Definition of female circumcision Like Definition of female circumcision on Facebook
noun
  1. removal of the labia and clitoris of a young woman; regarded as mutilation in most societies
fistula Tweet Definition of fistula Like Definition of fistula on Facebook
noun (pluralfistulas or fistulae)
  1. (medicine) An abnormal connection or passageway between organs or vessels that normally do not connect.
flap Tweet Definition of flap Like Definition of flap on Facebook
noun
  1. Anything broad and limber that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved; as, the flap of a garment.
  2. A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter.
  3. a stir, scandal or controversy
The comment caused quite a in the newspapers.
  1. The motion of anything broad and loose, or a stroke or sound made with it; as, the flap of a sail or the flap of a wing
  2. A disease in the lips of horses.
fleam Tweet Definition of fleam Like Definition of fleam on Facebook
noun
  1. A sharp instrument used to open a vein for bleeding (Usually for bleeding horses).
  2. A lancet.
forceps Tweet Definition of forceps Like Definition of forceps on Facebook
noun (plural: )
  1. An instrument used in surgery or medical procedures for grasping and holding objects, similar to tongs or pincers.
freeze Tweet Definition of freeze Like Definition of freeze on Facebook
noun
  1. A period of intensely cold weather.
  2. (curling) A precise draw weight shot where a delivered stone comes to a stand-still against a stationary stone, making it nearly impossible to knock out.
  3. (finance) A block on pay rises
verb (freezes, freezing, froze or rarely frore, frozen or rarely froren)
  1. (intransitive) To drop to a temperature below zero degrees celsius, where water turns to ice.
    • It didn't this winter, but last winter was very harsh.
      1. (context, intransitive, informal) To be very cold.
    • It's freezing in here!
      1. (intransitive) Especially of a liquid, to become solid due to low temperature.
    • The pond has frozen over.
    • Vodka won't in there, but beer will.
      1. (transitive) To lower something's temperature to the point that it freezes or becomes hard.
    • Don't meat twice.
      1. (intransitive) To become motionless.
    • The squirrel froze when it saw the hawk overhead.

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