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saddle sore Tweet Definition of saddle sore Like Definition of saddle sore on Facebook
  1. A gall, a sore developed by a horse from an ill-fitting or ill-adjusted saddle.
  1. Pertaining to a horse with saddle sores, or to a rider who has been riding too long.
salivate Tweet Definition of salivate Like Definition of salivate on Facebook
verb (salivat, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To produce saliva.
  2. (intransitive) To show eager anticipation at the expectation of something.
He's been salivating over the latest model sports car for awhile now.
salivation Tweet Definition of salivation Like Definition of salivation on Facebook
  1. The process of producing saliva, drooling.
salmonellosis Tweet Definition of salmonellosis Like Definition of salmonellosis on Facebook
noun (salmonelloses)
  1. (medicine) Any of several diseases caused by infection with Salmonella bacteria
salpingitis Tweet Definition of salpingitis Like Definition of salpingitis on Facebook
  1. (medicine) inflammation of the Fallopian tube or the Eustachean tube as a result of infection
sanies Tweet Definition of sanies Like Definition of sanies on Facebook
noun (sanies)
  1. (medicine) a thin mixture of pus and blood serum discharged from a wound; ichor
sanious Tweet Definition of sanious Like Definition of sanious on Facebook
  1. of, relating to, or discharging sanies; ichorous
saprogenic Tweet Definition of saprogenic Like Definition of saprogenic on Facebook
  1. causing or resulting from putrefaction
sarcoma Tweet Definition of sarcoma Like Definition of sarcoma on Facebook
noun (plural: sarcomas or sarcomata)
  1. (pathology) A type of malignant tumor of the bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, blood vessels, or other connective or supportive tissue.
saturnine Tweet Definition of saturnine Like Definition of saturnine on Facebook
  1. of or born under Saturn's influence
  2. cold and slow to change and reaction (refers to mood)
  3. gloomy, depressed, dull
scab Tweet Definition of scab Like Definition of scab on Facebook
  1. An incrustation over a sore, wound, vesicle, or pustule, formed during healing.
  2. (colloquial or obsolete) The scabies.
  3. The mange, especially when it appears on sheep.
  • 1882: Scab was the terror of the sheep farmer, and the peril of his calling. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 306.
    1. Several different diseases of potato, potatoes producing pits and other damage on their surface, caused by Streptomyces -bacteria.
    2. Short form for common scab, a relatively harmless variety of caused by Streptomyces scabies.
    3. (founding) A slight irregular protuberance which defaces the surface of a casting, caused by the breaking away of a part of the mold.
    4. A mean, dirty, paltry fellow.
    5. (slang) A worker who works for less than the rate fixed by the trade union.
    6. (slang) A strikebreaker.
    7. (botany) Any one of various more or less destructive fungus disease, diseases attacking cultivated plants, and forming dark-colored crustlike spots.
verb (scabs, scabbing, scabbed, scabbed)
  1. (intransitive) To get covered by a scab.
  2. (intransitive) To act as strikebreaker.
  3. (transitive) (Australian slang) To beg (for), cadge, bum
I scabbed some money off a friend.
scabby Tweet Definition of scabby Like Definition of scabby on Facebook
  1. Affected with scabs; full of scabs.
  2. Diseased with the scab, or mange; mangy.
scald Tweet Definition of scald Like Definition of scald on Facebook
  1. To burn with hot liquid.
  2. (cooking) To heat almost to boiling.
Scald the milk, stop when little bubbles form.
scar Tweet Definition of scar Like Definition of scar on Facebook
  1. A permanent mark on the skin sometimes caused by the healing of a wound.
verb (scarr, ing)
  1. To mark the skin permanently
scarlatina Tweet Definition of scarlatina Like Definition of scarlatina on Facebook
  1. the disease scarlet fever
scarlet fever Tweet Definition of scarlet fever Like Definition of scarlet fever on Facebook
  1. (pathology) A streptococcal infection, mainly occuring among children, and characterized by a red skin rash, sore throat and fever.
schistosomiasis Tweet Definition of schistosomiasis Like Definition of schistosomiasis on Facebook
noun (schistosomiases)
  1. (medicine) Any of various diseases of humans caused by parasitic blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma
sciatica Tweet Definition of sciatica Like Definition of sciatica on Facebook
  1. (context, pathology, neurology) neuralgia, Neuralgia of the sciatic nerve characterised by pain radiating down through the buttocks and the back of the thigh.
sclerosis Tweet Definition of sclerosis Like Definition of sclerosis on Facebook
noun (plural: scleroses)
  1. (pathology) The abnormal hardening of body tissues, such as an artery.
scoliosis Tweet Definition of scoliosis Like Definition of scoliosis on Facebook
noun (plural: scolioses)
  1. (pathology) A congenital condition where there is abnormal lateral curvature of the spine.
scratch Tweet Definition of scratch Like Definition of scratch on Facebook
  1. (countable) A disruption, mark or shallow cut on a surface made by scratching.
I can"t believe there is a in the paint already.
Her skin was covered with tiny scratches.
  1. (slang) money
I need a little .
verb (scratch, es)
  1. To rub a surface with a sharp object, especially by a living creature to remove itching with nails, claws, etc.
Could you please my back?
  1. To rub the skin with rough material causing a sensation of irritation.
I don't like that new scarf because it scratches my neck.
  1. To mark a surface with a sharp object, thereby leaving; a (noun).
A real diamond can easily a pane of glass.
  1. To remove, ignore or delete.
Scratch what I said earlier; I was wrong.
  1. for or consisting of preliminary or tentative, incomplete, etc. work
    This is paper, so go ahead and scribble whatever you want on it.
    1. (computer) from scratchpad), describes a data structure or recording medium attached to a machine for testing or temporary-use purposes; one that can be scribbled on without loss. Usually in the combining forms scratch memory, scratch register, scratch disk, scratch tape, scratch volume, scratch space. See also scratch monkey.
scrofula Tweet Definition of scrofula Like Definition of scrofula on Facebook
  1. A form tuberculosis, most common in children, spread by unpasteurized milk from affected cattle. it is manifested by chronic enlargement and cheesy degeneration of the lymph glands, particularly those of the neck, and marked by the tendency to the development of chronic and intractable inflammations of the skin. Treatment is with antibiotics and surgery.
    • 1970: R.H.C. Davis A History of Medieval Europe Longman: SBN 582482089. P298. "(In 1100) It (The Church) relied on the king (of France) for protection and in return gave him authority. It even ..gave support for the claim that by his royal touch, he could miraculously cure the . (A similar claim was made for the kings of England, and was exercised till the reign of Queen Anne; one of the last people to be cured in that way being Dr. Johnson.)
scrofulous Tweet Definition of scrofulous Like Definition of scrofulous on Facebook
  1. of, related to, or suffering from scrofula
  2. morally degenerate; corrupt (e.g. a scrofulous politician)
scurvy Tweet Definition of scurvy Like Definition of scurvy on Facebook
  1. (disease) A disease caused by insufficient intake of vitamin C leading to the formation of livid spots on the skin, spongy gums, loosening of the teeth and bleeding into the skin and from almost all mucous membranes.
adjective (scurvier, scurviest)
  1. contemptible, Contemptible, despicable, low, disgustingly mean.
sear Tweet Definition of sear Like Definition of sear on Facebook
  1. A scar produced by searing
  2. Part of a gun that retards the hammer until the trigger is pulled.
  1. To char, scorch, or burn the surface of something with a hot instrument
seasick Tweet Definition of seasick Like Definition of seasick on Facebook
  1. Suffering from sickness, nausea or dizziness due to the motion of a ship at sea.
seasickness Tweet Definition of seasickness Like Definition of seasickness on Facebook
  1. a feeling of nausea, dizziness etc caused by the motion of a ship; a form of motion sickness
seborrhea Tweet Definition of seborrhea Like Definition of seborrhea on Facebook
  1. (medicine)A skin disorder causing scaly, flaky, itchy, red skin.
second-degree burn Tweet Definition of second-degree burn Like Definition of second-degree burn on Facebook
  1. a burn, more severe than a first-degree burn, that blisters the skin
seizure Tweet Definition of seizure Like Definition of seizure on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Search and seizure)
  1. The act of taking possession, as by force or right of law.
The search warrant permitted the of evidence.
  1. A sudden attack or convulsion, (e.g. an epileptic seizure).
He fell to the floor and convulsed when the epilectic occurred.
  1. A sudden onset of pain or emotion.
He felt the sudden of pain as the heart attack began.
senility Tweet Definition of senility Like Definition of senility on Facebook
  1. The losing of intelligence due to old age
sepsis Tweet Definition of sepsis Like Definition of sepsis on Facebook
noun (plural sepses)
  1. (pathology) septicemia, Septicemia
Septic Tweet Definition of Septic Like Definition of Septic on Facebook
  1. In Great Britain and Australia, an American.
septicemia Tweet Definition of septicemia Like Definition of septicemia on Facebook
  1. (pathology) A disease caused by the presence of pathogenic organisms, especially bacterium, bacteria, or their toxins, in the bloodstream, characterised by chills and fever.
sequela Tweet Definition of sequela Like Definition of sequela on Facebook
noun (sequel, ae)
  1. a disease or condition which is caused by an earlier disease or problem
  • 1970: Complications: haematoma formation is a dangerous of this operation, and careful drainage with polythene tubing was carried out. " JG Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition
  • 1973: "Ay, ay," said Stephen testily, "it is showy enough to look at, no doubt, but these are only the superficial sequelae. There is no essential lesion." " Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
  • 2003: Self-dosing brought emotional and physical sequelae of its own. " Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 407)
    sexually transmitted disease Tweet Definition of sexually transmitted disease Like Definition of sexually transmitted disease on Facebook
    noun (Abbreviated STD)
    1. (disease) Any of various diseases that are usually contracted through sexual contact.
    shake Tweet Definition of shake Like Definition of shake on Facebook
    1. The act of shaking something.
    The cat gave the mouse a .
    1. A milkshake.
    2. Ground-up marijuana.
    verb (shakes, shaking, shook, shaken)
    1. (transitive) (ergative) To cause (something) to move rapidly from side to side.
    The earthquake shook the building.
    1. (transitive) To disturb emotionally; to shock.
    Her father's death shook her terribly.
    1. (transitive) To lose, evade, or get rid of (something)
    I can't the feeling that I forgot something.
    1. (intransitive) To move from side to side.
    She shook with grief.
    1. (intransitive) To shake hands.
    OK, let's on it.
    shatter Tweet Definition of shatter Like Definition of shatter on Facebook
    1. (transitive) to violently break something into pieces
    2. (transitive) to destroy or disable something
    3. (intransitive) to smash, or break into pieces
    shingles Tweet Definition of shingles Like Definition of shingles on Facebook
    1. (pathology) (informal) herpes zoster, Herpes zostor.
    2. (plural of, shingle)
    shin splints Tweet Definition of shin splints Like Definition of shin splints on Facebook
    noun ''(plural/singular)
    1. (medicine) A painful inflammation of the muscles in the shins; especially frequent in runners, or a general term for a painful condition in the shins.
    shock Tweet Definition of shock Like Definition of shock on Facebook
    1. Sudden, heavy impact.
    2. Something so surprising that it is stunning.
    3. More fully electric shock, a sudden burst of electric energy, hitting an animate animal such as a human.
    4. (pathology) A life-threatening medical emergency characterized by the inability of the circulatory system to supply enough oxygen to meet tissue requirements.
    5. A tuft or bunch of something (ie - hair, grass)
    1. Caused to be emotionally shocked.
    2. Give an electric shock.
    sick building syndrome Tweet Definition of sick building syndrome Like Definition of sick building syndrome on Facebook
    noun (abbreviated as SBS)
    1. the adverse environmental conditions in a building that pose a health risk to its occupants
    2. the symptoms experienced by people who work there
    sickly Tweet Definition of sickly Like Definition of sickly on Facebook
    adjective (sicklier, sickliest)
    1. frequently ill; often in poor health; given to becoming ill; as, a sickly child.
    2. Having the appearance of sickness or ill health; appearing ill, infirm or unhealthy; pale; as a sickly plant.
    3. weak; faint; suggesting unhappiness; as, a sickly smile.
    sickness Tweet Definition of sickness Like Definition of sickness on Facebook
    1. The quality or state of being sick or diseased; illness; disease or malady.
    I do lament the of the king. -w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare
    Trust not too much your now resistless charms; Those, age or soon or late disarms. -Pope.
    1. Nausea; qualmishness; as, sickness of stomach.
    sightless Tweet Definition of sightless Like Definition of sightless on Facebook
    1. Without sight; blind.
    silicosis Tweet Definition of silicosis Like Definition of silicosis on Facebook
    1. A disease of the lungs caused by the inhalation of crystalline silica dust.
    sinus Tweet Definition of sinus Like Definition of sinus on Facebook
    noun (sinuses)
    1. (anatomy) A pouch or cavity in any organ or tissue, especially the paranasal sinus.
    2. (pathology) An abnormal cavity or passage such as a fistula, caused by the destruction of tissue.
    sinusitis Tweet Definition of sinusitis Like Definition of sinusitis on Facebook
    1. (pathology) inflammation of the paranasal sinuses
    skin and bones Tweet Definition of skin and bones Like Definition of skin and bones on Facebook
    1. (idiom) Said of one who is emaciated; very skinny, as from lack of nutrition.
    Look at that starving dog; he's nothing more than .
    slash Tweet Definition of slash Like Definition of slash on Facebook
    noun (slash, es)
    1. The symbol, /
    2. A swift and sharp cut with a sword
    3. (slang) A pee, a trip to the toilet to urinate
    Excuse me, I need to take a slash
    1. A work of fiction (frequently fanfiction) based on celebrities or fictional characters involved in a romantic and/or sexual manner. The characters are most commonly of the same gender. The name comes from the use of the slash symbol (/) to separate the names or initials of the characters or persons involved.
    Jim/Bob or J/B
    1. (vulgar, slang) The female genitalia
    verb (slash, es)
    1. To cut across something with a knife, sword etc.
    SLE Tweet Definition of SLE Like Definition of SLE on Facebook
    1. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    sleep apnea Tweet Definition of sleep apnea Like Definition of sleep apnea on Facebook
    1. (pathology) Brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.
    sleeping sickness Tweet Definition of sleeping sickness Like Definition of sleeping sickness on Facebook
    1. (pathology) An endemic infectious disease of humans and animals in tropical Africa, caused by a parasitic trypanosome, transmitted by the tsetse fly and characterized by fever, severe headache, joint pains and lymph node swelling in the early stages, followed by a neurological phase of extreme weakness, sleepiness, and deep coma leading to death.
    slipped disk Tweet Definition of slipped disk Like Definition of slipped disk on Facebook
    1. (pathology) A condition where a vertebral disk protrudes into the spinal canal, exerting pressure on spinal nerves and causing backache or sciatica.
    Slough Tweet Definition of Slough Like Definition of Slough on Facebook
    proper noun 
    1. A town in west London, close to Heathrow Airport
    smallpox Tweet Definition of smallpox Like Definition of smallpox on Facebook
    1. (pathology) An acute, highly infectious often fatal disease caused by a virus of the family Poxviridae. It was completly eradicated a few decades ago. Those who survived were left with pockmarks.
    SMD Tweet Definition of SMD Like Definition of SMD on Facebook
    1. Solder Mask Defined. (electronics)
    2. Surface Mounted Device. (electronics)
    3. Surface Molecular Dopant. (electronics)
    sniffle Tweet Definition of sniffle Like Definition of sniffle on Facebook
    1. The act, or the sound of sniffling; the condition of having a runny or wet nose, as from a cold or allergies.
    I sometimes have a during allergy season.
    snivel Tweet Definition of snivel Like Definition of snivel on Facebook
    1. the act of snivelling
    2. nasal mucus; snot
    1. to breath heavily through the nose; to sniffle
    2. to whine or complain, whilst crying
    snuffle Tweet Definition of snuffle Like Definition of snuffle on Facebook
    1. An act of snuffling; sniffing loudly
    sociopath Tweet Definition of sociopath Like Definition of sociopath on Facebook
    1. A person with an antisocial personality disorder
    2. A psychopath
    sopor Tweet Definition of sopor Like Definition of sopor on Facebook
    1. an unnaturally deep sleep
    sore Tweet Definition of sore Like Definition of sore on Facebook
    1. An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
    They put ointment and a bandage on the .
    adjective (sor, er, est)
    1. Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
    Her feet were from walking so far.
    1. Feeling animosity towards; annoyed or angered.
    Joe was at Bob for beating him at checkers.
    1. dire, Dire; distressing.
    The school was in sore' need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.
    1. (archaic) sorely, Sorely.
    space sickness Tweet Definition of space sickness Like Definition of space sickness on Facebook
    1. motion sickness caused by the weightlessness of space flight
    spasm Tweet Definition of spasm Like Definition of spasm on Facebook
    1. A sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle, a group of muscles, or a hollow organ.
    2. A violent, excruciating seizure of pain.
    3. A sudden and temporary burst of energy, activity, or emotion.
    spasmodic Tweet Definition of spasmodic Like Definition of spasmodic on Facebook
    1. of, or relating to a spasm; convulsive
    2. intermittent or fitful
    3. erratic
    spastic Tweet Definition of spastic Like Definition of spastic on Facebook
    1. A person affected by spastic paralysis or spastic cerebral palsy.
    2. (context, slang, pejorative) A clumsy person; see spaz, spazz.
    3. (context, slang, pejorative) One who is hyperactive.
    1. (pathology) Of, related to, or affected by spasm.
    2. (pathology) Of or related to spastic paralysis.
    3. (context, slang, pejorative) clumsy, Clumsy.
    4. (context, slang, pejorative) hyperactive, Hyperactive, excited, and random manner.
    spew Tweet Definition of spew Like Definition of spew on Facebook
    1. (slang) vomit or sick
    2. (slang) ejaculate
    1. to eject forcibly and in a stream
    2. (slang) to vomit
    Subject to the have-a-verb construction.
    1. (slang) to ejaculate
    spina bifida Tweet Definition of spina bifida Like Definition of spina bifida on Facebook
    1. (pathology) A birth defect resulting in a cleft in the spinal column through which the spinal membranes and spinal cord may protrude. It is characterised by hydrocephalus and other neurological disorders.
    spineless Tweet Definition of spineless Like Definition of spineless on Facebook
    1. Having no spine
    2. uncourageous
    splinter Tweet Definition of splinter Like Definition of splinter on Facebook
    1. A long, sharp fragment of material; often wood.
    2. A group that formed by splitting off from a larger membership.
    spondylosis Tweet Definition of spondylosis Like Definition of spondylosis on Facebook
    1. (medicine) a degenerative disease in which the vertebral joints of the spine become stiff and then fused
    spot Tweet Definition of spot Like Definition of spot on Facebook
    1. A stain or disfigure, disfiguring mark.
    I have tried everything, and I can"t get this out.
    1. A pimple or pustule.
    That morning, I saw that a had come up on my chin.
    1. A round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having a different color, texture etc. and generally round in shape.
    The leopard is noted for the spots of color in its fur.
    1. A small amount or quantity.
    Would you like to come round on Sunday for a of lunch?
    1. A particular location or area.
    I like to eat lunch in a pleasant outside.
    1. A bright lamp; a spotlight.
    2. A brief advertisement or program segment on television.
    Did you see the on the news about the shoelace factory?
    verb (spot, t, ing)
    1. (transitive) To see, find; to pick out, notice, locate or identify.
    Try to the differences between these two entries.
    1. (finance) To loan a small amount of money to someone.
    I"ll you ten dollars for lunch.
    1. To stain; to leave a spot.
    Hard water will if it is left on a surface.
    1. (rfv-sense) To remove, or attempt to remove, a stain.
    I spotted the carpet where the child dropped spaghetti.
    1. (context, gymnastics, dance, weightlifting) To support or assist a maneuver, or to be prepared to assist if safety dictates.
    I can"t do a back handspring unless somebody spots me.
    1. (dance) To keep the head and eyes pointing in a single direction while turning.
    Most figure skaters do not their turns like dancers do.
    sprain Tweet Definition of sprain Like Definition of sprain on Facebook
    1. The act or result of spraining; lameness caused by spraining; as, a bad sprain of the wrist.
    1. To weaken, as a joint, ligament, or muscle, by sudden and excessive exertion, as by wrenching; to overstrain, or stretch injuriously, but without luxation; as, to sprain one's ankle.
    sprue Tweet Definition of sprue Like Definition of sprue on Facebook
    1. (medicine) A tropical disease causing a sore throat and tongue, and disturbed digestion; psilosis.
    spur Tweet Definition of spur Like Definition of spur on Facebook
    1. A rigid implement, often roughly y-shaped, that is fixed to one's heel for purpose of prodding a horse. Often worn by, and emblematic of, the cowboy or the knight.
    2. (slang) Fan or member of Tottenham Hotspur F.C
    • 1598: Lives he, good uncle? Thrice within this hour I saw him down; thrice up again, and fighting; From helmet to the spur all blood he was. — William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act IV, Scene VI, line 4.
  • 1786: Two sorts of spurs seem to have been in use about the time of the Conquest, one called a pryck, having only a single point like the gaffle of a fighting cock; the other consisting of a number of points of considerable length, radiating from and revolving on a center, thence named the rouelle or wheel spur. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 22.
  • See also
  • rowel
  • pryck, prick
  • External links
  • Wikipedia article on w:spur, spur.
    1. Anything that inspires or motivates, as a spur does to a horse.
  • Quotations
  • 1601: But, worthy Hector, She is a theme of honour and renown, A spur to valiant and magnanimous deeds... — William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act II, Scene II, line 198.
    1. An appendage or spike pointing rearward, near the foot, for instance that of a rooster.
    2. Any protruding part connected at one end, for instance a highway that extends from another highway into a city.
    3. Roots. (As in genealogical?). Spurs are symbolic of knighthood, so perhaps spurs in this context is an allusion to the hereditary aspect of knighthood. Any insights would be appreciated.
  • Quotations
  • 1609: I do note That grief and patience, rooted in them both, Mingle their spurs together. — William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, Act IV, Scene II, line 57.
  • verb (spur, r, ed)
    1. To prod (esp. a horse) in the side or flank, with the intent to urge motion or haste, to gig.
    • 1592: Draw, archers, draw your arrows to the head! Spur your proud horses hard, and ride in blood; Amaze the welkin with your broken staves! — William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act V, Scene III, line 339.
      1. To urge or encourage to action, or to a more vigorous pursuit of an object; to incite; to stimulate; to instigate; to impel; to drive.
  • 1599: My desire (More sharp than filed steel) did spur me forth... — William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene IV, line 4.
    1. To put spurs on; as, a spurred boot.
    squirt Tweet Definition of squirt Like Definition of squirt on Facebook
    1. An instrument out of which a liquid is ejected in a small stream with force.
    2. A small, quick stream; a jet.
    3. (context, UK, AU, US, slang) A small child; derived from the fact that young children tend to urinate unexpectedly.
    Hey ! Where you been?
    1. To be throw out, thrown out, or ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice; said of liquids.
    2. To cause to be ejected, in a rapid stream, from a narrow orifice; said of liquids.
    3. (figurative) To throw out or utter words rapidly; to prate.
    stab Tweet Definition of stab Like Definition of stab on Facebook
    1. An act of stabbing or thrust, thrusting with an object.
    2. A wound made by stabbing.
    3. Pain inflicted on a person's feelings.
    4. (informal) An attempt.
    I'll give this thankless task a .
    1. Criticism.
    verb (stab, b, ed)
    1. (transitive) To pierce or to wound with a pointed tool or weapon, especially a knife or dagger.
    2. (transitive) To aim a blow with a weapon or a finger (at someone or something).
    3. (intransitive) To aim a blow with a weapon or a finger.
    4. (intransitive) To cause a sharp, painful sensation.
    stabbing Tweet Definition of stabbing Like Definition of stabbing on Facebook
    1. An incident in which a person is stabbed.
    A took place in the alley last night.
    The hospital receives many victims of stabbings.
    1. (present participle of, stab)
    1. (context, of pain) Sharp, intense.
    Too much running gives me a pain in the chest.
    starveling Tweet Definition of starveling Like Definition of starveling on Facebook
    1. One who is thin from lack of food.
    stasis Tweet Definition of stasis Like Definition of stasis on Facebook
    1. A slackening or arrest of the blood current, due not to a lessening of the heart's beat, but to some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls.
    STD Tweet Definition of STD Like Definition of STD on Facebook
    1. Standard, usually Std.
    1. (context, telephony) Subscriber trunk dialing, subscriber trunk dialling; subscriber toll dialing, subscriber toll dialling
    2. (disease) sexually transmitted disease
    3. Short-Term Disability
    steatopygia Tweet Definition of steatopygia Like Definition of steatopygia on Facebook
    1. an excessive accumulation of fat on the buttocks
    stenosis Tweet Definition of stenosis Like Definition of stenosis on Facebook
    noun (stenoses)
    1. (medicine) An abnormal narrowing or stricture in a blood vessel or other tubular organ.
    sting Tweet Definition of sting Like Definition of sting on Facebook
    1. A bump left on the skin after having been stung.
    2. A bite by an insect.
    3. A sharp, localised pain primarily on the epidermis
    4. A police operation in which the police pretend to be criminals in order to catch a criminal.
    5. A short percussive phrase played by a drummer to accent the punchline in a comedy show.
    6. A brief sequence of music used in films & TV as a form of punctuation in a dramatic or comedic scene.
    verb (stings, stinging, stang or stung, stung)
    1. To hurt, usually by introducing poison or a sharp point.
    Right so came out an adder of a little heathbush, and it stung a knight in the foot.
    Still, it stung when a slightly older acquaintance asked me why I couldn't do any better.
    1. Of an insect, to bite.
    strep throat Tweet Definition of strep throat Like Definition of strep throat on Facebook
    noun (-, sg=strep throat)
    1. (pathology) An infection of the throat with streptococci.
    stress fracture Tweet Definition of stress fracture Like Definition of stress fracture on Facebook
    1. (pathology) A small crack in a bone caused by repeated stress.
    stricture Tweet Definition of stricture Like Definition of stricture on Facebook
    1. (context, usually in plural) A rule restricting behaviour or action.
    For them, parity is less an ultimate goal than a transitory and permissive springboard for testing Western resolve and persuing whatever additional accretions of strategic power the strictures of SALT and American tolerance will allow.
    1. A sternly critical remark or review.
    2. (medicine) Abnormal narrowing of a canal or duct in the body.
    stroke Tweet Definition of stroke Like Definition of stroke on Facebook
    1. An act of stroking.
    She gave the cat a .
    1. A blow.
    2. A line drawn with a pen or pencil.
    3. A streak of paint made with a brush.
    4. The time when a clock strikes.
    on the of midnight
    1. A thrust of a piston.
    2. A particular style of swimming.
    3. (medicine) The loss of brain function arising when the blood supply to the brain is suddenly interrupted.
    4. A single movement with a tool.
    5. A single act of striking with a weapon.
    6. (golf) A single act of striking at the ball with a club.
    7. (tennis)The hitting of a ball with a racket, or the movement of the racket and arm that produces that impact.
    8. (rowing) The movement of an oar or paddle through water, either the pull which actually propels the vessel or a single entire cycle of movement including the pull.
    9. (rowing) The rower who is nearest the stern of the boat.
    10. In professional wrestling, backstage influence.
    11. (cricket) The action of hitting the ball with the bat; a shot.
    12. The symbol "/".
    verb (strok, ing)
    1. (transitive) To move the hand over the surface of (something) in one direction.
    2. (context, transitive, cricket) To hit the ball with the bat in a flowing motion.
    stupefaction Tweet Definition of stupefaction Like Definition of stupefaction on Facebook
    1. The state of dismay; shock.
    stupefy Tweet Definition of stupefy Like Definition of stupefy on Facebook
    verb (stupef, i, ed)
    1. To dull the senses or capacity to think thereby reduce, reducing responsiveness; to dazzle.
    stupor Tweet Definition of stupor Like Definition of stupor on Facebook
    1. A state of reduced consciousness or sensibility
    2. a state in which one has difficulty in thinking or using one's senses
    subclinical Tweet Definition of subclinical Like Definition of subclinical on Facebook
    1. Referring to the situation when an infection/illness does not cause symptoms that lead the infected person to visit a physician/clinic. Not worth the effort of a clinical visit.
    Most infections caused by the common cold are .
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    verb (suffocat, ing)
    1. (intransitive) To suffer from severely reduced oxygen intake to the body.
    2. (intransitive) To die due to insufficient oxygen supply to the body.
    3. (context, intransitive, figurative) To be overwhelmed by a person or issue, surrounded as though being deprived of oxygen.
    4. (transitive) To cause someone to suffer severly reduced oxygen supply to his body.
    5. (transitive) To kill a person or creature by deprive, depriving it of sufficient oxygen intake.
    6. (context, transitive, figurative) To make weary with excessive and prolonged contact, as though depriving of oxygen.
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    1. A burn caused by the sun's harmful rays.
    1. (intransitive) To receive a sunburn.
    sunstroke Tweet Definition of sunstroke Like Definition of sunstroke on Facebook
    1. (pathology) heatstroke, Heatstroke caused by an excessive exposure to the sun's rays.
    superinfection Tweet Definition of superinfection Like Definition of superinfection on Facebook
    1. An infection which follows or occurs during another infection or disease process.
    suppurate Tweet Definition of suppurate Like Definition of suppurate on Facebook
    verb (suppurates, suppurating, suppurated)
    1. To form or discharge pus.
    swell Tweet Definition of swell Like Definition of swell on Facebook
    1. A long series of ocean waves, generally produced by wind, and lasting after the wind has ceased.
    2. (music) A gradual crescendo followed by diminuendo.
    3. (music) A device for controlling the volume of a pipe organ.
    4. (music) A division in a pipe organ, usually the largest enclosed division.
    verb (swells, swelling, swelled, swollen or swelled)
    1. (intransitive) To become bigger, especially due to being engorged.
    adjective (i, nonstandard)
    1. (informal) excellent, Excellent.
    swelling Tweet Definition of swelling Like Definition of swelling on Facebook
    1. the state of being swollen
    2. anything swollen, especially any abnormally swollen part of the body
    1. (present participle of, swell)
    swollen Tweet Definition of swollen Like Definition of swollen on Facebook
    1. past participle of to swell
    symmetrical Tweet Definition of symmetrical Like Definition of symmetrical on Facebook
    adjective ((compar): more symmetrical, (superl): most symmetrical)
    1. Exhibiting symmetry; having harmonious or proportionate arrangement of parts; having corresponding parts or relations.
    symptom Tweet Definition of symptom Like Definition of symptom on Facebook
    1. Anything that indicates, or is characteristic of, the presence of something else; especially a perceived change in some function, sensation or appearance of a patient that is indicative of a disease or disorder.
    symptomatic Tweet Definition of symptomatic Like Definition of symptomatic on Facebook
    1. (medicine) (of a disease) Showing symptoms.
    2. Relating to, based on, or constituting a symptom.
    3. If something is of something else, especially something bad, it´s a sign of it.
    The city´s problems are symptomatic of the crisis that is spreading throughout the country.
    syncope Tweet Definition of syncope Like Definition of syncope on Facebook
    1. A loss of consciousness when someone faints, a swoon.
    • 1973: the rapidly-whitening face, the miserable fixed smile, meant a within the next few bars. " Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
      1. A way of making a word shorter by leaving out sounds or letters in the middle of it, for example by changing cannot to can't.
    syphilis Tweet Definition of syphilis Like Definition of syphilis on Facebook
    1. (disease) A disease spread via sexual activity, caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum.
    syphilitic Tweet Definition of syphilitic Like Definition of syphilitic on Facebook
    1. (disease) Of, relating to, or infected with syphilis.
    systemic Tweet Definition of systemic Like Definition of systemic on Facebook
    1. relating to a system
    1. (physiology) pertaining to an entire organism

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