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staple2

sta·ple2

staple2

pronunciation:
steI pl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a food that is considered essential, such as sugar or flour.
definition 2: a principal or essential element of anything.
synonyms:
mainstay, necessity
definition 3: one of the most important crops or products of a region.
definition 4: an important commodity that is always in demand.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: used regularly and considered essential.
a staple food
synonyms:
essential, indispensable, necessary
similar words:
basic, fundamental, key, main, primary, regular, vital
definition 2: of chief importance; principal; basic.
a staple resource
synonyms:
basic, primary, principal
similar words:
central, chief, fundamental, important, leading, main, major, prime, vital
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stapled, staples, stapling
definition: to separate or evaluate (fibers such as wool) by their quality and length.
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