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lachrymal Tweet Definition of lachrymal Like Definition of lachrymal on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or relating to tears, or the tear glands.
lachrymation Tweet Definition of lachrymation Like Definition of lachrymation on Facebook
noun
  1. The flow of tears; crying
lachrymatory Tweet Definition of lachrymatory Like Definition of lachrymatory on Facebook
noun (lachrymatories)
  1. A vase intended to hold tears, formerly used by archaeologists to designate certain urns found in Roman burials.
    • 1658: For beside these Lachrymatories, notable Lamps with Vessels of Oyles and Aromaticall Liquors attended noble Ossuaries. " Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005, p. 21)
adjective
  1. Pertaining to or causing tears.
    • 1919: It is sheer affectation to lacerate a man with the poisonous fragment of a bursting shell and to boggle at making his eyes water by means of gas. " Winston Churchill, s:Churchill's 1919 War Office Memorandum, "1919 War Office Memorandum"
lactate Tweet Definition of lactate Like Definition of lactate on Facebook
noun
  1. (chemistry) Any salt or ester of lactic acid
verb (lactat, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To secrete or produce milk
lactation Tweet Definition of lactation Like Definition of lactation on Facebook
noun
  1. Production of milk by a female mammal.
lick Tweet Definition of lick Like Definition of lick on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of licking.
The cat gave its fur a .
  1. The amount of some substance obtainable with a single lick.
Give me a of ice cream.
  1. A place where animals lick minerals from the ground.
The birds gathered at the clay .
  1. (colloquial) A stroke or blow.
Hit that wedge a good with the sledgehammer.
  1. (colloquial) A bit.
You don't have a of sense.
I didn't do a of work today.
  1. (music) A short motif.
There are some really good blues licks in this solo.
verb
  1. To stroke with the tongue.
The cat licked its fur.
  1. (colloquial) To defeat decisively, particularly in a fight.
My dad can your dad.
  1. (colloquial) To overcome.
I think I can this.
  1. (vulgar, slang) To perform cunnilingus.

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