Browse Dictionary by Letter

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
abiogenesis the production of living organisms from nonliving matter; spontaneous generation.
abiotic characterized by an absence of living organisms; without life.
abject of the lowest or most wretched kind. [3 definitions]
abjure to repudiate or renounce solemnly, as under oath; forswear.
ablactation the act or process of weaning a baby.
ablate to wear away or otherwise remove (a surface), as by heat or erosion. [2 definitions]
ablation surgical removal of any part of the body. [2 definitions]
ablative1 denoting a grammatical case in some inflected languages that indicates direction or place, time, manner, or agency. [3 definitions]
ablative2 having the capacity for or susceptibility to ablation.
ablaut a pattern of changes in sounds, usu. vowels, that indicate variations in tense, number, person, or the like, as in "sink," "sank," and "sunk".
ablaze on fire; burning. [2 definitions]
-able capable or worthy of being the object of (such) an action. [3 definitions]
able having the skill, power, or opportunity that one must have to do a thing. [2 definitions]
able-bodied physically strong or fit.
abloom in flower; blooming.
ablution a washing or cleansing of oneself, esp. as part of a religious observance or ritual. [2 definitions]
-ably in a manner that indicates the capability of or tendency toward performing, or being the object of, (such) an action.
ably in a competent or skillful manner.
ABM abbreviation of "antiballistic missile," a missile designed to meet and destroy a ballistic missile in flight.
abnegate to surrender (a right or privilege); renounce. [2 definitions]
abnegation the act of relinquishing or abandoning, as a right, role, or good.