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D and C Tweet Definition of D and C Like Definition of D and C on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. dilation and curettage
decubitus Tweet Definition of decubitus Like Definition of decubitus on Facebook
noun
  1. A bedsore
  2. The posture of someone in bed, or reclining
defibrillate Tweet Definition of defibrillate Like Definition of defibrillate on Facebook
verb (defibrillat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To stop the fibrillation of the heart in order to restore normal contractions, especially by the use of an electric shock.
defibrillator Tweet Definition of defibrillator Like Definition of defibrillator on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) An electronic device used internally or externally to correct ventricular fibrillation, a lack of coordination of the contraction of muscle tissue of the large chambers of the heart.
deliver Tweet Definition of deliver Like Definition of deliver on Facebook
verb (deliver, ing)
  1. to set free: deliver a captive from the prison
  2. to give birth: she delivered a baby boy yesterday
  1. to assist in the birth of: the doctor delivered the baby
    1. to convey or hand over something
  2. to bring or transport something to its destination: deliver a package, deliver the mail
  3. to hand over or surrender (someone or something) to another: deliver the thief to the police
  4. to express in words, declare, or utter: deliver a speech
depressant Tweet Definition of depressant Like Definition of depressant on Facebook
noun
  1. A pharmacological substance which decreases neuronal or physiological activity.
adjective
  1. Acting as a depressant.
category:Drugs      
dermatologist Tweet Definition of dermatologist Like Definition of dermatologist on Facebook
noun
  1. A person; one who is skilled, professes or practices dermatology.
dermatology Tweet Definition of dermatology Like Definition of dermatology on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) The study of the skin and its diseases
detoxify Tweet Definition of detoxify Like Definition of detoxify on Facebook
verb (detoxifies, detoxifying, detoxified)
  1. To remove foreign and harmful substances from something.
detumescence Tweet Definition of detumescence Like Definition of detumescence on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of subsiding from a swollen state, especially the relaxation of an erect penis.
diagnose Tweet Definition of diagnose Like Definition of diagnose on Facebook
verb (diagnos, ing)
  1. (context, transitive, medicine) To determine the root cause of (a disease).
diagnostic Tweet Definition of diagnostic Like Definition of diagnostic on Facebook
noun
  1. a technique etc. used in medical diagnosis
adjective
  1. of, or relating to diagnosis
  2. characteristic of a particular disease
diagnostics Tweet Definition of diagnostics Like Definition of diagnostics on Facebook
noun
  1. (plural of, diagnostic)
  2. The process of determining the state of or capability of a component to perform its function(s).
dialysis Tweet Definition of dialysis Like Definition of dialysis on Facebook
noun (dialyses)
  1. (chemistry) a method of separating molecules or particles of different sizes by differential diffusion through a semipermeable membrane
  2. (medicine) hemodialysis
diaphragm Tweet Definition of diaphragm Like Definition of diaphragm on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) In mammals, a sheet of muscle separating the thorax from the abdomen, contracted and relaxed in respiration to draw air into and expel air from the lungs.
  2. (mechanics) A flexible membrane separating two chambers and fixed around its periphery that distends into one or other chamber depending on the as the difference in the pressure in the chambers varies.
  3. A contraceptive device consisting of a flexible cup, used to cover the cervix during intercourse.
diastasis Tweet Definition of diastasis Like Definition of diastasis on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) a separation between two parts of a bone, without fracture
diathermy Tweet Definition of diathermy Like Definition of diathermy on Facebook
noun
  1. (physics),(medicine) The generation of heat using high-frequency electromagnetic currents; especially the therapeutic production of heat in tissues
Dick test Tweet Definition of Dick test Like Definition of Dick test on Facebook
noun (plural: Dick tests)
  1. a test to check whether someone is immune or not to scarlet fever
dispensary Tweet Definition of dispensary Like Definition of dispensary on Facebook
noun (dispensaries)
  1. A place or room where something is dispensed.
  2. A room specifically designed for the dispensing of drugs; a pharmacy.
  3. An institution that dispenses medical supplies and advice.
DNR Tweet Definition of DNR Like Definition of DNR on Facebook
initialism (wikipedia, Do not resuscitate)
(
wikipedia, Department of Natural Resources)
  1. (medicine) Do not resuscitate
  2. Department of Natural Resources
douche Tweet Definition of douche Like Definition of douche on Facebook
noun (douche)
  1. A jet or current of water or vapour directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally (especially when used as a "too-late" contraceptive method.)
  2. A syringe used for that process.
  3. (rfv-sense) A shower.
draw Tweet Definition of draw Like Definition of draw on Facebook
verb (draws, drawing, drew, drawn, )
  1. to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.
She likes to draw the ocean.
  1. to pull out (a gun, a tooth)
  2. (upon): to rely on
She had to upon her experience to solve the problem
  1. to determine the result of a lottery
  2. to end a game with neither side winning
The result will be a if nobody scores soon. <!---Noun?
dress Tweet Definition of dress Like Definition of dress on Facebook
noun (es, -)
  1. (countable) A garment; an item of clothing (usually worn by a woman or young girl) which covers the upper part of the body as well as below the waist.
Amy and Mary looked very pretty in their dresses'.''
  1. (uncountable) apparel, Apparel, clothing.
verb (dress, es)
  1. (transitive) To clothe something; to put clothes on something.
  2. (intransitive) To clothe oneself; to put on clothes.
  3. (transitive) To prepare the surface of a material (usually stone or lumber).
  4. To bandage a wound.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : ...he was deadly pale, and the blood-stained bandage round his head told that he had recently been wounded, and still more recently dressed.
      1. (transitive) To prepare food for cooking, especially by seasoning it.
drip Tweet Definition of drip Like Definition of drip on Facebook
noun
  1. a drop of a liquid
I put a of vanilla extract in my hot cocoa
  1. an apparatus that slowly releases a liquid, especially one that releases drugs into a patient's bloodstream (an intravenous drip)
He's not doing so well. The doctors have put him on a .
  1. (colloquial) a limp, ineffectual, boring or otherwise uninteresting person
He couldn't even summon up the courage to ask her name... what a !
  1. dividend, Dividend Reinvestment Program; a type of financial investing
verb (drip, p, ed)
  1. to leak slowly
Does the sink ?
  1. to put a small amount of a liquid on something, drop by drop
After putting oil on the side of the salad, the chef should a little vinegar in the oil.
dyspareunia Tweet Definition of dyspareunia Like Definition of dyspareunia on Facebook
noun
  1. painful, Painful or difficult sexual intercourse, especially in women.
D and C Tweet Definition of D and C Like Definition of D and C on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. dilation and curettage
decubitus Tweet Definition of decubitus Like Definition of decubitus on Facebook
noun
  1. A bedsore
  2. The posture of someone in bed, or reclining
defibrillate Tweet Definition of defibrillate Like Definition of defibrillate on Facebook
verb (defibrillat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To stop the fibrillation of the heart in order to restore normal contractions, especially by the use of an electric shock.
defibrillator Tweet Definition of defibrillator Like Definition of defibrillator on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) An electronic device used internally or externally to correct ventricular fibrillation, a lack of coordination of the contraction of muscle tissue of the large chambers of the heart.
deliver Tweet Definition of deliver Like Definition of deliver on Facebook
verb (deliver, ing)
  1. to set free: deliver a captive from the prison
  2. to give birth: she delivered a baby boy yesterday
  1. to assist in the birth of: the doctor delivered the baby
    1. to convey or hand over something
  2. to bring or transport something to its destination: deliver a package, deliver the mail
  3. to hand over or surrender (someone or something) to another: deliver the thief to the police
  4. to express in words, declare, or utter: deliver a speech
depressant Tweet Definition of depressant Like Definition of depressant on Facebook
noun
  1. A pharmacological substance which decreases neuronal or physiological activity.
adjective
  1. Acting as a depressant.
category:Drugs      
dermatologist Tweet Definition of dermatologist Like Definition of dermatologist on Facebook
noun
  1. A person; one who is skilled, professes or practices dermatology.
dermatology Tweet Definition of dermatology Like Definition of dermatology on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) The study of the skin and its diseases
detoxify Tweet Definition of detoxify Like Definition of detoxify on Facebook
verb (detoxifies, detoxifying, detoxified)
  1. To remove foreign and harmful substances from something.
detumescence Tweet Definition of detumescence Like Definition of detumescence on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of subsiding from a swollen state, especially the relaxation of an erect penis.
diagnose Tweet Definition of diagnose Like Definition of diagnose on Facebook
verb (diagnos, ing)
  1. (context, transitive, medicine) To determine the root cause of (a disease).
diagnostic Tweet Definition of diagnostic Like Definition of diagnostic on Facebook
noun
  1. a technique etc. used in medical diagnosis
adjective
  1. of, or relating to diagnosis
  2. characteristic of a particular disease
diagnostics Tweet Definition of diagnostics Like Definition of diagnostics on Facebook
noun
  1. (plural of, diagnostic)
  2. The process of determining the state of or capability of a component to perform its function(s).
dialysis Tweet Definition of dialysis Like Definition of dialysis on Facebook
noun (dialyses)
  1. (chemistry) a method of separating molecules or particles of different sizes by differential diffusion through a semipermeable membrane
  2. (medicine) hemodialysis
diaphragm Tweet Definition of diaphragm Like Definition of diaphragm on Facebook
noun
  1. (anatomy) In mammals, a sheet of muscle separating the thorax from the abdomen, contracted and relaxed in respiration to draw air into and expel air from the lungs.
  2. (mechanics) A flexible membrane separating two chambers and fixed around its periphery that distends into one or other chamber depending on the as the difference in the pressure in the chambers varies.
  3. A contraceptive device consisting of a flexible cup, used to cover the cervix during intercourse.
diastasis Tweet Definition of diastasis Like Definition of diastasis on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) a separation between two parts of a bone, without fracture
diathermy Tweet Definition of diathermy Like Definition of diathermy on Facebook
noun
  1. (physics),(medicine) The generation of heat using high-frequency electromagnetic currents; especially the therapeutic production of heat in tissues
Dick test Tweet Definition of Dick test Like Definition of Dick test on Facebook
noun (plural: Dick tests)
  1. a test to check whether someone is immune or not to scarlet fever
dispensary Tweet Definition of dispensary Like Definition of dispensary on Facebook
noun (dispensaries)
  1. A place or room where something is dispensed.
  2. A room specifically designed for the dispensing of drugs; a pharmacy.
  3. An institution that dispenses medical supplies and advice.
DNR Tweet Definition of DNR Like Definition of DNR on Facebook
initialism (wikipedia, Do not resuscitate)
(
wikipedia, Department of Natural Resources)
  1. (medicine) Do not resuscitate
  2. Department of Natural Resources
douche Tweet Definition of douche Like Definition of douche on Facebook
noun (douche)
  1. A jet or current of water or vapour directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally (especially when used as a "too-late" contraceptive method.)
  2. A syringe used for that process.
  3. (rfv-sense) A shower.
draw Tweet Definition of draw Like Definition of draw on Facebook
verb (draws, drawing, drew, drawn, )
  1. to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.
She likes to draw the ocean.
  1. to pull out (a gun, a tooth)
  2. (upon): to rely on
She had to upon her experience to solve the problem
  1. to determine the result of a lottery
  2. to end a game with neither side winning
The result will be a if nobody scores soon. <!---Noun?
dress Tweet Definition of dress Like Definition of dress on Facebook
noun (es, -)
  1. (countable) A garment; an item of clothing (usually worn by a woman or young girl) which covers the upper part of the body as well as below the waist.
Amy and Mary looked very pretty in their dresses'.''
  1. (uncountable) apparel, Apparel, clothing.
verb (dress, es)
  1. (transitive) To clothe something; to put clothes on something.
  2. (intransitive) To clothe oneself; to put on clothes.
  3. (transitive) To prepare the surface of a material (usually stone or lumber).
  4. To bandage a wound.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : ...he was deadly pale, and the blood-stained bandage round his head told that he had recently been wounded, and still more recently dressed.
      1. (transitive) To prepare food for cooking, especially by seasoning it.
drip Tweet Definition of drip Like Definition of drip on Facebook
noun
  1. a drop of a liquid
I put a of vanilla extract in my hot cocoa
  1. an apparatus that slowly releases a liquid, especially one that releases drugs into a patient's bloodstream (an intravenous drip)
He's not doing so well. The doctors have put him on a .
  1. (colloquial) a limp, ineffectual, boring or otherwise uninteresting person
He couldn't even summon up the courage to ask her name... what a !
  1. dividend, Dividend Reinvestment Program; a type of financial investing
verb (drip, p, ed)
  1. to leak slowly
Does the sink ?
  1. to put a small amount of a liquid on something, drop by drop
After putting oil on the side of the salad, the chef should a little vinegar in the oil.
dyspareunia Tweet Definition of dyspareunia Like Definition of dyspareunia on Facebook
noun
  1. painful, Painful or difficult sexual intercourse, especially in women.

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