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brace

brace

 
pronunciation:
breIs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that steadies or gives support to.
Julie wears a back brace when she lifts heavy things.
synonyms:
beam
similar words:
cable, rib
definition 2: (usually plural) metal wires and bands attached to the teeth to make them straight and bring them into proper position.
I wore braces on my teeth for two years.
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