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dam1

dam1

 
 
pronunciation:
daem
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a wall built across a river or stream to keep the water from flowing and to raise the water level behind it.
Without the dam, the towns would be flooded during heavy rains.
 
similar words:
barrier, dike, levee, obstruction, wall
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: dammed, damming, dams
definition: to build a dam on, in, or across; to block with a dam.
A family of beavers dammed the river with mud and branches.
similar words:
block, dike, obstruct, stop
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