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absolutist one who regards certain ideas as being unconditionally true. [1/3 definitions]
abstinence the denial of satisfaction of one's appetites, esp. the appetite for certain foods, drugs, or sexual activity. [1/2 definitions]
accentual having a rhythm based on the number of stresses rather than the number of syllables or length of sounds, as certain poetry. [1/2 definitions]
acetabulum any of the suction cups on the arms of an octopus, or similar appendages, as on leeches or certain fish. [1/2 definitions]
actinoid having a radial or star-shaped form, as certain sea creatures.
actinomycin any of several antibiotics derived from soil bacteria that work against certain other bacteria and fungi.
acupuncture a traditional Chinese practice of pricking certain parts of the body with fine needles to relieve pain or cure disease. [1/2 definitions]
acute of a mark over vowels, indicating a certain stress or pronunciation. (See acute accent.) [1/7 definitions]
-ade2 used in nouns referring to certain numerical groupings.
advertisement a notice or public announcement designed to gain public attention, esp. to promote the sale of certain products. [1/2 definitions]
adviser a teacher or other person in an official capacity who gives advice on certain matters, esp. those of an educational or vocational nature. [1/2 definitions]
advt. abbreviation of "advertisement," a notice or public announcement designed to gain public attention, esp. to promote the sale of certain products.
affinity a close resemblance; likeness in certain characteristics. [2/5 definitions]
affirmative action a policy or program, supported by U. S. government regulations, to give equal opportunity in employment, college admissions, and the like to those considered previously disadvantaged, such as women and certain racial minority groups.
after subsequent to a certain event or time. [1/12 definitions]
age any time in life that has certain characteristics or involves certain rights and duties. [2/11 definitions]
aged having certain improvements because of age or maturity. [1/5 definitions]
agent a person with authority to perform certain actions on behalf of another. [1/5 definitions]
agrochemical a chemical made from certain agricultural products. [1/2 definitions]
agt. abbreviation of "agent," a person with authority to perform certain actions on behalf of another.
air bladder an air-filled sac in various animals and plants, esp. such a structure located near the spine of certain fish that functions to maintain buoyancy by regulating hydrostatic pressure. (See swim bladder.)