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-lyze to dissolve, decompose, disintegrate, or the like.
M1 abbreviation of "medium," middle or intermediate in size or degree.
M2 in Roman numeral notation, 1,000.
M3 abbreviation of "male."
M. abbreviation of "Monsieur," the French title of respect and term of address for a man, corresponding to "Mister" or "Sir".
M- used with a number to denote equipment produced for U.S. military use, such as the M-16 rifle.
m the thirteenth letter of the English alphabet.
m.1 abbreviation of "meter," or "meters," the basic unit of length of the metric system, equal to one hundred centimeters or 3.28 feet.
m.2 abbreviation of "mass," in physics, the quality of a body that determines its resistance to acceleration.
M-1 the basic .30-caliber U.S. military rifle used in World War II and the Korean War, which is semiautomatic and uses a clip.
M-16 the basic U.S. military rifle used in the Vietnam War, which is fully automatic and uses small-caliber, high-velocity ammunition.
MA abbreviation of "Massachusetts," a northeastern U.S. state on the Atlantic coast north of Connecticut.
M.A. abbreviation of "Master of Arts," a graduate degree, below that of doctor, that is given by a college or university to a person who has completed a prescribed course of graduate study in the humanities or social sciences; master's degree.
ma (informal) mother.
ma'am (informal; often cap.) madam.
macabre of, pertaining to, depicting, or evoking death or the horrors of death; gruesome; ghastly.
macadam a surface, such as a road, paved with layers of compressed, broken stone, usu. mixed with tar or asphalt. [2 definitions]
macadamia a round, hard-shelled, edible nut, cultivated in Hawaii; macadamia nut. [2 definitions]
macadamize to build, pave, or repair (a road) with compacted layers of crushed stone.
macaque any of a family of monkeys of the East Indies, Asia, and Africa that have cheek pouches and tails that are not prehensile, such as the rhesus monkey.
macaroni any of variously shaped, dried pasta noodles made from flour and water, esp. the short, bent, hollow tubes; elbow macaroni.