(pathology) (nautical) the painful condition in which bubbles of nitrogen form in body tissues after a person makes too-rapid a transition from high atmospheric pressure to lower atmospheric pressure.
noun (calculi, -)
(countable) (mathematics) Any formal system in which symbolic expressions are manipulated according to fixed rules.
(uncountable) (analysis) differential calculus, Differential calculus and integral calculus considered as a single subject.
(countable) (medicine) A stony concretion that forms in a bodily organ.
renal calculus ( = kidney stone)
(uncountable) (dentistry) Deposits of calcium phosphate salts on teeth.
emotion, Emotionally hardened; unfeeling and indifferent to the suffering of others.
She was so that she could criticise a cancer patient for wearing a wig.
verb (cancerates, cancerated, cancerating)
to cause cancer
(botany) A plant disease marked by gradual decay.
A corrode, corroding or sloughing ulcer; especially a spreading gangrenous ulcer or collection of ulcers in or about the mouth. -- called also.
Anything which corrodes, corrupts, or destroys.
A kind of wild, worthless rose; the dog rose.
An obstinate and often incurable disease of a horse's foot, characterized by separation of the horny portion and the development of fungoid growths. Usually resulting from neglected thrush.
(transitive) To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
(transitive) To infect or pollute; to corrupt.
(intransitive) To waste away, grow rusty, or be oxidized, as a mineral.
To be or become diseased, or as if diseased, with canker; to grow corrupt; to become venomous.
(archaic) A deep-red or fiery colored garnet or other dark red precious stone, especially when cut cabochon.
1602. s:Hamlet, Hamlet by w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, act 2 scene 2 line 401:
: With eyes like carbuncles, the hellish Pyrrhus...
1611. Old Testament, King James Version, Isaiah 54:12:
:And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
An abscess larger than a boil, usually with one or more openings draining pus onto the skin. It is usually caused by bacterial infection.
a substance or agent that can cause cancer
An invasive malignant tumor derived from epithelial tissue that tends to metastasize to other areas of the body.
(context, cardiology, pathology) Sudden and completion cessation of the heartbeat resulting in the loss of effective circulation of the blood.
(pathology) The deterioration of the heart muscle.
dizzy or feeling nauseated due to riding in a vehicle; suffering from motion sickness
motion sickness due to riding in a vehicle.
A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.
The doctor put a on the boy"s broken arm.
The collective group of people performing a play or production together.
He"s in the of Oliver.
The casting procedure.
A small mass of earth excreted by a worm.
An object made in a mould.
The mould used to make cast objects; as, a plaster cast.
visual, Visual appearance.
Her features had a delicate to them.
(rfex, the ones without)
verb (casts, casting, cast, )
To throw forcefully.
He a stone at the dog.
To throw something down or toss something aside.
to away fear
She the die.
To throw a fishing line or net into the water.
The fisherman the net into the sea.
To assign a role in a play or performance.
The director the part carefully.
(computing) To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text.
Casting is generally an indication of bad design.
Make by pouring into a mould.
(of animals) To lose the hair or fur of the coat, usually in spring.
(context, of fabric) To twist or warp.
(nautical) To bring the bows of a sailing ship on to the required tack just as the anchor is weighed by use of the headsail.
(nautical) To heave the lead and line in order to ascertain the depth of water.
(context, accountancy) To add up a column of figures; cross-cast refers to adding up a row of figures.
(pathology) inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat.
An ear swollen and deformed by repeated blows, common among boxers.
a large cave
an underground chamber
(context, neurology, pathology) A group of conditions, caused by brain damage before birth or during infancy, characterized by impairment of muscular coordination.
abbreviation or cf.
(computing) Collaborative Filtering
(disease) A form of trypanosomiasis prevalent in South America, caused by a parasitic trypanosome. It is transmitted to mammals such as humans through an insect bite. Symptoms include fever, oedema, cardiomyopathy, and enlargement of the spleen and lymph nodes; and can be fatal.
Skin lesion, sometimes associated with certain contagious diseases like syphilis.
A muscle cramp, usually in the thigh or leg.
noun (chicken pox)
(pathology) A common childhood disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), also known as human herpes virus 3 (HHV-3).
(pathology) An itchy purple red inflammation of the skin, especially of the hands, feet and ears. It occurs when capillary, capillaries below the skin are damaged by exposure to cold weather.
noun (s, pl2=chlamydiae, -)
(context, pathology, uncountable) Any of several common, often asymptomatic, sexually transmitted diseases caused by the microorganism Chlamydia trachomatis
(context, zoology, countable) Any of various coccoid microorganisms of the genus Chlamydia that are pathogenic to humans and other animals
(pathology) Any of several acute infectious diseases of humans and domestic animals, caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacterium through ingestion of contaminated water or food, usually marked by severe gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and dehydration
(medicine) an abnormal downward curve to the erect penis
1963: Enderby, blinking and squinting, noting that he had slept with his teeth in, wondering where he had put his contact lenses, was emboldened by morning to say, "Oughtn"t you to come back to bed for a while?" " Anthony Burgess, Inside Mr Enderby
An ancient Greek circle dance accompanied by a chorus.
(medicine) Any of various diseases of the nervous system characterized by involuntary muscular movements of the face and extremities; St. Vitus's dance.
(slang) marijuana, Marijuana, typically of high quality.
(context, of a problem) That which continues over an extended period of time, often associated with suffering ("long suffering").
(medicine) Prolonged or slow to heal. The opposite of acute.
(medicine) A condition of extended duration, either continuous or marked by frequent recurrence. Sometimes implies a worsening condition (a condition which gets worse with each recurrence), though this definition is not inherent in the term.
inveterate, Inveterate or habitual.
(informal) Very bad, awful.
that concert was
(informal) Extremely serious.
they left him in a condition
noun (cirrhos, es)
(pathology) A chronic disease of the liver caused by damage from toxins (including alcohol), metabolic problems, hepatitis or nutritional deprivation. It is characterised by an increase of fibrous tissue and the destruction of liver cells.
a temporary cramp-like pain in the calf muscles
a specific limp caused by this pain
(teratology) An abnormal condition in which the two plates of the skull that form the hard palate (roof of the mouth) are not completely joined.
pertaining to clonus; having irregular, convulsive spasms.
1973: Hospital attendants stand by to drag the children off, drooling, screaming, having convulsions. " Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
(medicine) a muscular spasm with regular contractions
A condition of low temperature.
Come in, out of the .
(medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
I caught a miserable and had to stay home for a week.
(context, of a thing) having a low temperature.
A wind whistled through the trees.
(context, of the weather) causing the air to be cold.
The forecast is that it will be very today.
(context, of a person or animal) feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
She was so she was shivering.
Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
She shot me a glance before turning her back.
The speaker went in and floundered for a topic.
a small bump on the lips resulting from infection by the herpes virus
(pathology) inflammation of the colon.
resembling a coma: unconscious
drowsy or lethargic
1964: Lying on, in, under her, I pore with squinnying eyes on a mole on that browngold rivercolour riverripple skin with its smell of sun, or else a tiny unsqueezed by the flat and splaying nose. " Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like the Sun
(pathology) A very common, mild viral infection of the nose and throat, whose symptoms include sneezing, sniffling, a running or blocked nose, a sore throat, coughing and a headache.
The act or process of complicate, complicating; the state of being complicated; intricate or confused relation of parts; entanglement; complexity.
(medicine) A disease or diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it.
(past of, compromise)
Having been compromised.
the process of coalescing into a mass
any solid, hard mass
(geology) a rounded mass of a mineral, sometimes found in sedimentary rock or on the ocean floor
a violent collision or shock
an injury to part of the body, most especially the brain, caused by a violent blow, followed by loss of function
To overfill or overcrowd.
The act or process of consolidate, consolidating, making firm, or uniting; the state of being consolidated; solidification; combination.
The combination of several actions into one.
Act of crowding anything into a lesser compass, or the state of being crowded or pressed together; condensation.
A state of the bowels in which the evacuations are infrequent and difficult, or the intestines become filled with hardened faeces; costiveness.
A disease spread by contact
The spread or transmission of such a disease
The spread of anything harmful, as if it were such a disease
adjective ((compar) more contagious, (superl) most contagious)
Of a disease, easily transmitted to others.
Of a fashion, laughter, etc, easily passed on to others.
Of a person, having a disease that can be transmitted to another person by touch.
verb (contus, ing)
1965: His mouth had been struck or kicked. The lips were severely contused, reddened. " John Fowles, The Magus
A wound, such as a bruise, in which the skin is not broken; often having broken blood vessels and discolouration
An intense, paroxysmal, involuntary muscular contraction.
An uncontrolled fit, as of laughter; a paroxysm.
Earthquakes and convulsions of nature shake Earth on a regular basis.
(context, US, Canada) To granulate - form a substance into grains.
(context, US, Canada) To preserve using coarse salt, e.g. Corned beef.
(context, US, Canada) To provide with corn (typically maize) for feed. e.g. Corn the horses.
adjective (corn, ier)
Insipid or trite.
The duct tape and wire were a pretty solution.
Hackneyed or excessively sentimental.
The movie was okay, but the love scene was really .
A coronary thrombosis or heart attack.
Manny had a coronary last week, followed by a triple bypass.
Crown-shaped, resembling or encircling as a crown, especially with regard to the artery, arteries or veins of the heart.
(context, cardiology, pathology) thrombosis, Thrombosis of a coronary artery, that is a blockage to the blood flow in a coronary artery of the heart caused by a blood clot, leading to myocardial infarction.
(pathology) Inflammation of the mucus membranes lining the nasal cavity, usually causing a running nose, nasal congestion and loss of smell.
(symptom) A sudden, usually noisy expulsion of air from the lungs, often involuntary.
Behind me, I heard a distinct, dry .
A condition that causes one to cough; a tendency to cough.
Sorry, I can't come to work today " I've got a nasty .
To push air from the lungs in a quick, noisy explosion.
I breathed in a load of smoke by mistake, and started to .
To make a noise like a cough
The engine coughed and sputtered.
(medicine) A form of seborrheic dermatitis that occurs on the scalp of infants
A painful contraction of a muscle which cannot be controlled.
A clamp for carpentry or masonry.
(intransitive) (of a muscle) To contract painfully and uncontrollable, uncontrollably.
(transitive) To prohibit movement or expression.
You're cramping my style.
(transitive) To restrain to a specific physical position.
You're going to need to the wheels on this hill.
A person who fails to develop mentally and physically due to a congenital deficiency of thyroid hormones.
(pejorative) An idiot.
(disease) A condition of severely stunted physical and mental growth due to the untreated congenital deficiency of thyroid hormones.