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noun
  1. A personality type of someone who is relaxed and easygoing and able to engage in leisure activities without worrying about work.
  2. The quantity one billion (1,000,000,000), usually used to signify a sum of money, e.g. $2.8 B = $2,800,000,000.
  3. An academic grade, better than a C and worse than an A
abbreviation
  1. (cricket) the number of balls faced by a batsman
basal Tweet Definition of basal Like Definition of basal on Facebook
adjective
  1. Relating to, or forming, the base, or point of origin.
  2. In a phylogenetic tree, being a group, or member of a group, which diverged early.
    Hittite is a Indo-European language.
    A magnolia is a angiosperm.
bile Tweet Definition of bile Like Definition of bile on Facebook
noun
  1. A bitter brownish-yellow or greenish-yellow secretion produced by the liver, stored in the gallbladder, and discharged into the duodenum where it aids the process of digestion.
  2. bitterness of temper; ill humour; irascibility.
  3. Two of the four humours, black bile or yellow bile, in ancient and medieval physiology.
bile acid Tweet Definition of bile acid Like Definition of bile acid on Facebook
noun
  1. any of the steroid acids produced by the liver, such as cholic acid, that occur in bile as sodium salts and serve to neutralize the contents of the stomach as they enter the duodenum and to aid the emulsification and absorption of fats
biorhythm Tweet Definition of biorhythm Like Definition of biorhythm on Facebook
noun
  1. (biology) Any cyclic biological or physiological pattern or activity
  2. (pseudoscience) Any of three sinusoidal graphs, normally plotted by computer, having a person's birth date as origin that that are supposed to give meaningful information
bitter Tweet Definition of bitter Like Definition of bitter on Facebook
noun
  1. (usually in the plural bitters) A liquid or powder, made from bitter herbs, used in mixed drinks or as a tonic.
  2. A type of beer heavily flavored with hops.
adjective (bitterer, bitterest, more)
  1. Having an acrid taste (usually from a base, basic substance)
The coffee was bitter.
  1. harsh, Harsh, piercing or stinging
A bitter wind blew from the north.
1999:It was at the end of February, ... when the world was cold, and a bitter wind howled down the moors.... — Neil Gaiman, Stardust, pg. 31 (Perennial paperback edition)
  1. hateful, Hateful or hostile
They're bitter enemies.
  1. cynical, Cynical and resentful
I've been bitter ever since that defeat.
black bile Tweet Definition of black bile Like Definition of black bile on Facebook
noun
  1. One of the four humours of ancient and mediaeval physiology, that was believed to be secreted by the kidneys and spleen and to cause melancholy and sadness when present in excess.
Blood Tweet Definition of Blood Like Definition of Blood on Facebook
noun
  1. A member of the LA gang w:Bloods, The Bloods.
blood pressure Tweet Definition of blood pressure Like Definition of blood pressure on Facebook
noun
  1. The pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the artery, arteries and veins; it varies during the heartbeat cycle, and according to a person's age, health and physical condition.
  2. The measurement of a person's blood pressure, expressed as systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure readings.
The nurse spent all day taking blood pressures at the hospital.
BM Tweet Definition of BM Like Definition of BM on Facebook
initialism
  1. bowel movement

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