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facilitation Tweet Definition of facilitation Like Definition of facilitation on Facebook
  1. The act of facilitating or making easy.
fatigue Tweet Definition of fatigue Like Definition of fatigue on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) weariness caused by exertion; exhaustion
  2. (countable) military menial labour
  3. (uncountable) material failure due to cyclic loading;
verb (fatigu, ing)
  1. (transitive) to tire or make weary by physical or mental exertion
  2. (intransitive) to lose so much strength or energy that one becomes tired, weary, feeble or exhausted
fecal Tweet Definition of fecal Like Definition of fecal on Facebook
  1. Of or relating to feces.
feces Tweet Definition of feces Like Definition of feces on Facebook
noun (plurale tantum, always plural)
  1. digested, Digested waste material discharged from the bowels; excrement.
feedback Tweet Definition of feedback Like Definition of feedback on Facebook
  1. Critical assessment on information produced
After you hand in your essays, I will give both grades and .
  1. (systems) The signal that is looped back to control a system within itself.
  2. The high-pitched howling noise heard when there's a loop between a microphone and aspeaker.
feel Tweet Definition of feel Like Definition of feel on Facebook
  1. A quality of an object experienced by touch.
  2. A vague mental impression.
  3. An act of fondle, fondling.
  4. A vague understanding
I'm getting a feel for what you mean.
  1. An intuitive ability
She has a feel for music.
verb (feels, feeling, felt) ;Transitive
  1. To become aware of through the skin; to use the sense of touch.
  2. To have a sensation of something without the use of touch, sight, hearing, smell, or taste.
  3. To find one's way (literally or figuratively) by touching or using cautious movements.
I felt my way through the darkened room.
I felt my way cautiously through the dangerous business maneuver.
  1. To be or become aware of.
  2. To experience emotion concerning.
  3. To experience the consequences of.
  4. To think, believe, or have an impression concerning.
  1. To receive information by touch or by any neurons other than those responsible for sight, smell, taste, or hearing.
  2. To grope; to examine by touch.
He felt for the light switch in the dark.
  1. To perceive a state of mind or of body.
  2. To sympathise.
I feel for you and your plight
feeling Tweet Definition of feeling Like Definition of feeling on Facebook
  1. sense, Sensation, particularly through the skin.
The wool on my arm produced a strange .
  1. emotion, Emotion; impression.
The house gave me a of dread.
  1. (italbrac, always plural) emotional, Emotional state or well-being.
You really hurt my feelings when you said that.
  1. (italbrac, always plural) emotional, Emotional attraction or desire.
Many people still have feelings for their first love.
  1. intuition, Intuition.
He has no for what he can say to somebody in such a fragile emotional condition.
  1. (present participle of, feel)
  1. emotionally, Emotionally sensitive.
Despite the rough voice, the coach is surprisingly .
fester Tweet Definition of fester Like Definition of fester on Facebook
  1. To become septic; to become rotten; to worsen, especially due to lack of attention.
Deal with the problem immediately; do not let it .
fire Tweet Definition of fire Like Definition of fire on Facebook
  1. (uncountable) A (usually self-sustaining) chemical reaction involving the bonding of oxygen with carbon or other fuel, with the production of heat and the presence of flame or smolder, smouldering.
  2. (countable) Something that has produced or is capable of producing this chemical reaction, such as a campfire.
We sat around the singing songs and telling stories.
  1. (countable) The, often accidental, occurrence of fire in a certain place leading to its full or partial destruction.
There was a at the school last night and the whole place burned down.
During hot and dry summers many fires in forests are caused by regardlessly discarded cigarette butts.
  1. (uncountable, alchemy) One of the four basic elements.
  2. (context, India and Japan) One of the five basic elements (see w:Classical_element, Wikipedia article on the Classical elements).
  3. (countable, UK) A heater or stove used in place of a real fire (such as an electric fire).
  4. (countable) The elements necessary to start a fire.
The was laid and needed to be lit.
  1. (uncountable) The in-flight bullets or other projectiles shoot, shot from a gun.
The from the enemy guns kept us from attacking.
verb (fir, ing)
  1. (transitive) To set (something) on fire.
    • (rfdate, author) 1898 "Then I slipped up again with a box of matches, fired my heap of paper and rubbish, put the chairs and bedding thereby, led the gas to the affair, by means of an india-rubber tube, and waving a farewell to the room left it for the last time.
    • (rfdate) "You fired the house!" exclaimed Kemp.
    • (RQ:Wells Invisible) Chapter 20,
    • : "Fired the house. It was the only way to cover my trail"and no doubt it was insured."
      1. (transitive) To shoot (a gun or other explosive propelled device).
      We will our guns at the enemy.
      1. (transitive) To terminate the employment contract of (an employee), usually because of the misconduct or poor performance of the employee (as opposed to "make redundant" or "lay off", where the employee"s actions are not the reason for the termination).
      She should the employee that stole from the company.
      1. (transitive) To heat (pottery, ceramic, etc.), usually in a kiln to make the clay nonsoluble or to affix a glaze.
      If you the pottery at too high a temperature, it may crack.
      1. (intransitive) To shoot a gun, a cannon or a similar weapon.
      Don't until you see the whites of their eyes.
      1. (intransitive, physiology) To cause an action potential in a cell.
      When a neuron fires, it transmits information.
fitness Tweet Definition of fitness Like Definition of fitness on Facebook
  1. the cultivation of an attractive and healthy physique
  2. the ability to perform a function
flatulent Tweet Definition of flatulent Like Definition of flatulent on Facebook
  1. Affected by gas in the intestine; likely to fart.
flow Tweet Definition of flow Like Definition of flow on Facebook
  1. The movement of a fluid.
  2. The rising movement of the tide.
  3. smoothness, Smoothness or continuity.
The room was small, but it had good symmetry and .
  1. The amount of a fluid that moves or the rate of fluid movement.
Turn on the valve and make sure you have sufficient .
  1. (psychology) the state of be at one with, being at one with.
  1. (intransitive) To move as a fluid from one position to another.
  2. (intransitive) To move or match smoothly, gracefully, or continuously.
The writing is grammatically correct, but it just doesn't .
flush Tweet Definition of flush Like Definition of flush on Facebook
noun (plural: flushes)
  1. A cleansing with plenty of fluid.
  2. Particularly, such a cleansing of a toilet.
  3. (poker) A hand consisting of all cards with the same suit.
  1. smooth, even, aligned; not sticking out.
Sand down the excess until it is with the surface.
  1. wealthy or well off.
furfur Tweet Definition of furfur Like Definition of furfur on Facebook
noun (es, pl2=furfres)
  • (rfv-inflection, furfures)
  • (rfv-inflection, furfres) (this was the previously-given plural, probably a typo)
  1. (context, archaic, countable) a particle of dandruff
  2. (context, archaic, uncountable) dandruff
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