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fatty Tweet Definition of fatty Like Definition of fatty on Facebook
noun (fatt, ies)
  1. (context, pejorative, slang) An obese person.
adjective (fatti, er)
  1. Containing, composed of, or consisting of fat.
    • 1896, w:H.G. Wells, H.G. Wells, w:The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Island of Doctor Moreau, s:The Island of Doctor Moreau/Chapter 14, Chapter 14.
    • :Then in the case of excisions you have all kinds of secondary changes, pigmentary disturbances, modifications of the passions, alterations in the secretion of tissue.
    • 2002, w:George W. Bush, George W. Bush, s:Presidential Radio Address - 22 June 2002, Presidential Radio Address - June 22.
    • :That means eating fruits and vegetables and cutting back on foods.
      1. Like fat; greasy.
    • 1861, w:Charles Dickens, Charles Dickens, w:Great Expectations, Great Expectations, s:Great Expectations/Chapter XXXII, Chapter 32
    • :... which had a greasy and surface like cold broth
    • 1849, Hippocrates (Translated by Francis Bacon), s:Of the Epidemics, Of the Epidemics, Book II, Section 1.
    • :On the sixth, stools black, , viscid, fetid; slept, more collected.
      1. (slang) Literally of figuratively large.
      Be careful of the taxi drivers out there though, I've heard they sell you drugs, drop you off at your hotel and then dob you in to the Thai Police to get a reward! http://vbulletin.thesite.org/showthread.php?t=113356
      Instead of going my normal route (ordering the book through the store, checking it out in person, and then ordering it online so I could get a discount) I impulsively bought the book. http://www.amazon.com/review/RH9UUXADA42GQ/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
      I'm trying to get a fatty project done in a couple of hours right now. http://comments.deviantart.com/4/718221/456809541
favus Tweet Definition of favus Like Definition of favus on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) a severe, chronic infection of ringworm
febrifacient Tweet Definition of febrifacient Like Definition of febrifacient on Facebook
noun
  1. a substance that produces a fever
adjective
  1. producing a fever
febrific Tweet Definition of febrific Like Definition of febrific on Facebook
adjective
  1. fever, Feverish, inflamed.
  2. Hot-tempered.
febrile Tweet Definition of febrile Like Definition of febrile on Facebook
adjective
  1. feverish, Feverish, or having a high temperature.
  2. Full of nervous energy.
feeble-minded Tweet Definition of feeble-minded Like Definition of feeble-minded on Facebook
adjective
  1. Weak in intellectual power; wanting firmness or constancy; lacking intelligence; irresolute; vacilating; imbecile.
felon Tweet Definition of felon Like Definition of felon on Facebook
noun
  1. A person convicted of a serious crime which carries serious fines and / or jail time or imprisonment, usually for longer than one year. Crimes carrying small fines or imprisonment of less than a year are called misdemeanors.
fever Tweet Definition of fever Like Definition of fever on Facebook
noun
  1. A higher than normal body temperature of a person (or, generally, a mammal), usually caused by disease.
"I have a . I think I've caught a cold."
  1. (usually in combination with one or more preceding words) Any of various diseases.
scarlet fever
  1. A state of excitement (of a person or people).
feverish Tweet Definition of feverish Like Definition of feverish on Facebook
adjective
  1. In the state of having a fever, to have an elevated body temperature.
The illness made him , so they applied cold compresses.
  1. filled with excess energy.
He worked with excitement.
fibrillate Tweet Definition of fibrillate Like Definition of fibrillate on Facebook
verb (fibrillates, fibrillating, fibrillated, fibrillated)
  1. To make irregular, rapid movements.
fibrillation Tweet Definition of fibrillation Like Definition of fibrillation on Facebook
noun
  1. The rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of the muscle fibers of the heart.
fibroid Tweet Definition of fibroid Like Definition of fibroid on Facebook
noun (plural:fibroids)
  1. (pathology) A benign tumour of the uterus that is comprised of either fibrous connective tissue or muscle.
fibroma Tweet Definition of fibroma Like Definition of fibroma on Facebook
noun (plural:fibromas or fibromata)
  1. (pathology) A benign tumour of fibrous connective tissue.
fibrosis Tweet Definition of fibrosis Like Definition of fibrosis on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) The formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ
filariasis Tweet Definition of filariasis Like Definition of filariasis on Facebook
noun
  1. A disease common in tropical and subtropical countries resulting from infestation of the lymphatic system with nematode worms transmitted by mosquitoes: characterised by inflammation.
first-degree burn Tweet Definition of first-degree burn Like Definition of first-degree burn on Facebook
noun
  1. A mild burn that causes redness of the skin but no blistering.
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.
floating Tweet Definition of floating Like Definition of floating on Facebook
adjective
  1. That which floats or float.
buoys
floccillation Tweet Definition of floccillation Like Definition of floccillation on Facebook
noun
  1. (rare) Picking at the bedclothes, usually seen in delirious, feverish or death, dying people.<ref>"floccillation." Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 09 Apr. 2007. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/floccillation>.</ref>
flu Tweet Definition of flu Like Definition of flu on Facebook
noun
  1. influenza
food poisoning Tweet Definition of food poisoning Like Definition of food poisoning on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) Common term for any food-borne disease, such as salmonella, which causes diarrhea, nausea, fever and abdominal cramps.
fracture Tweet Definition of fracture Like Definition of fracture on Facebook
noun
  1. the act of breaking, or something that has broken, especially that in bone or cartilage
  2. (geology) a fault or crack in a rock
verb (fractures, fracturing, fractured, fractured)
  1. to break, or cause something to break
freak Tweet Definition of freak Like Definition of freak on Facebook
noun
  1. A sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice.
  2. (context, of a person) An oddball, especially in physiology; unique in a displeasing way.
  3. (bodybuilding) A person whose physique has grown far beyond the normal limits of muscular development; often a bodybuilder weighing more than 120 kilos (260 pounds).
  4. A person who has an obsession or extreme knowledge of a something.
  5. A very sexually perverse individual, usually used affectionately or in another good willed context.
verb
  1. (transitive) To make greatly distressed and/or a discomposed appearance
    • 1994, James Earl Hardy, B-Boy Blues: A Seriously Sexy, Fiercely Funny, Black-On-Black Love Story, (Alyson Publishing), page 107
    • :But after one night turned into five days, I was freaking out. I missed him.
      1. (transitive) To be placed or place someone under the influence of a psychedelic drug
    • 1992, Peter G. Stafford, Psychedelics Encyclopedia, (Ronin Publishing), page 56
    • :"... Harvard have compiled a list of LSD's contributions"largely missing before then"to our popular language: turned on, straight, , freaked out, stoned, ..."
      1. (transitive) To streak
    • 1930, Robert Seymour Bridges, The Testament of Beauty: A Poem in Four Books, (Literary Criticism), page 20
    • :"... in fine diaper of silver and mother-of-pearl freaking the intense azure; Now scurrying close overhead, wild ink-hued random racers that fling sheeted ..."
      1. (intransitive) To experience reality withdrawal, or hallucinations (nightmarish), to behave irrational or unconventional due to drug use.
      2. (intransitive) To react extremely or irrationally, usually under distress or discomposure
fremitus Tweet Definition of fremitus Like Definition of fremitus on Facebook
noun
  1. a vibration which is perceptible on palpation or auscultation
frostbite Tweet Definition of frostbite Like Definition of frostbite on Facebook
noun
  1. The freezing, or effect of a freezing, of some part of the body, as the ears or nose.
verbto frostbite
  1. To expose to the effect of frost, or a frosty air; to blight or nip with frost.
froth Tweet Definition of froth Like Definition of froth on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. foam
Froth is a very important feature of many types of coffee.
  1. (figuratively) unimportant events or actions; drivel
Thousands of African children die each day: why do the newspapers continue to discuss unnecessary showbiz ?
verb
  1. (transitive) To create froth.
I like to my coffee for ten seconds exactly, no more, no less.
  1. (intransitive) To bubble.
The chemical frothed up when I added the acid, just as I thought it would.
fungoid Tweet Definition of fungoid Like Definition of fungoid on Facebook
noun
  1. A fungus, or some other organism closely resembling a fungus
adjective
  1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a fungus
fungus Tweet Definition of fungus Like Definition of fungus on Facebook
noun (pl=fungi, pl2=funguses)
  1. A category of eukaryote, eukaryotic organism, having cell walls but no chlorophyll. Fungi may be unicellular or multicellular.

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