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darkroom Tweet Definition of darkroom Like Definition of darkroom on Facebook
noun
  1. A dark room, where photographs are developed
daylight Tweet Definition of daylight Like Definition of daylight on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. The light from the sun, as opposed to that from any other source.
  2. The period of time between sunrise and sunset.
We should get home while it's still daylight.
dense Tweet Definition of dense Like Definition of dense on Facebook
adjective (denser, densest)
  1. Having relatively high density.
  2. Compact; crowded together.
  3. Thick; difficult to penetrate.
  4. Opaque; allowing little light to pass through.
  5. Obscure, or difficult to understand.
  6. Of a person, slow to comprehend; of low intelligence.
densitometer Tweet Definition of densitometer Like Definition of densitometer on Facebook
noun
  1. A device that measures the optical density of a material.
  2. A device that measures the specific gravity of a substance; a densimeter.
density Tweet Definition of density Like Definition of density on Facebook
noun (pl=densities)
  1. A measure of the amount of matter contained by a given volume.
  2. The ratio of the number particles or total amount of such a quantity as energy or momentum, carried by or contained in a volume , to that volume.
desensitize Tweet Definition of desensitize Like Definition of desensitize on Facebook
verb (desensitiz, ing)
  1. to cause to become less sensitive or insensitive
The exposure to light desensitized the film, so I had to buy a new roll.
Even those who believe themselves desensitized to the grotesque will be shocked at this site.
develop Tweet Definition of develop Like Definition of develop on Facebook
verb
  1. To progress.
Let's see how things and then make our decision.
  1. To progress through a sequence of stages.
Isabel developed from a tropical depression to a tropical storm to a hurricane.
An embryo develops into a fetus and then into an infant.
  1. To create.
I need to a plan for the next three weeks.
  1. To bring out images latent in photographic film.
Please this roll of film.
  1. (context, Chess) To place ones pieces actively.
I need to my white-square bishop.
  1. (context, snooker, pool) To cause a ball to become more open and available to be played on later. Usually by moving it away from the cushion, or by opening a pack.
developer Tweet Definition of developer Like Definition of developer on Facebook
noun
  1. A person or entity engaged in the creation or improvement of certain classes of products.
  2. A real estate developer; a person or company who prepares a parcel of land for sale, or creates structures on that land.
  3. A film developer; a person who uses chemicals to create photographs from photograph negatives.
  4. A liquid used in the processing of traditional photos.
  5. A software developer; a person or company who creates or modifies computer software.
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.
Dodge Tweet Definition of Dodge Like Definition of Dodge on Facebook
noun
  1. a ruler of Venice while it was a republic
proper noun
  1. a surname, typically found in the United States
  2. a brand of motor vehicle

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