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cul-de-sac

cul-de-sac

 
pronunciation:
kuhl d saek [or] kuhl d saek [or] kUl d saek [or] kUl d saek
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: cul-de-sacs, culs-de-sac
definition 1: a passage whose only exit is the entrance, such as a dead-end street.
similar words:
impasse
definition 2: a condition in which further progress is impossible.
The two countries reached a cul-de-sac in their trade relationship.
similar words:
impasse
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