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veneer Tweet Definition of veneer Like Definition of veneer on Facebook
noun
  1. A thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to coarser wood or other material.
  2. An attractive appearance that covers or disguises true nature or feelings.
vent Tweet Definition of vent Like Definition of vent on Facebook
noun
  1. An opening through which gases, especially air, can pass.
  2. The opening of a volcano from which lava flows.
  3. A verbalized frustration.
  4. The excretory opening of lower orders of vertebrates.
  5. A slit in the seam of a garment.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To allow gases to escape.
The stove vents to the outside.
  1. (transitive) To allow to escape through a vent.
Exhaust is vented to the outside.
  1. (context, transitive, intransitive) To express.
He vents his anger violently.
ventilate Tweet Definition of ventilate Like Definition of ventilate on Facebook
verb (ventilat, ing)
  1. To replace stale or noxious air with fresh.
  2. To circulate air through a building, etc.
  3. To provide with a vent.
  4. To expose something to the circulation of fresh air.
  5. To expose something to public examination or discussion.
  6. (medicine) To provide manual or mechanical breathing to a patient.
ventilation Tweet Definition of ventilation Like Definition of ventilation on Facebook
noun
  1. The replacement of stale or noxious air with fresh
  2. The mechanical system used to circulate and replace air
  3. An exchange of views during a discussion
  4. The bodily process of breathing; the inhalation of air to provide oxygen, and the exhalation of spent air to remove carbon dioxide
vise Tweet Definition of vise Like Definition of vise on Facebook
noun (pluralvises)
  1. An instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing.
<!--from Webster: Vise (Page: 1613) Vise (?), n. F. vis a screw, winding stairs, OF. vis, viz, fr. L. vitis a vine; probably akin to E. withy. An instrument consisting of two jaws, closing by a screw, lever, cam, or the like, for holding work, as in filing. Written also vice. -->      
volute Tweet Definition of volute Like Definition of volute on Facebook
noun
  1. (architecture) The spiral curve on an Ionic capital.
  2. (zoology) The spirls or whorls on a gastropod's shell.
  3. (zoology) Any marine gastropod of the (super)family Volutidae.

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