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pronunciation:
word
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in a hospital, a large room holding several patients, or a section for patients of a similar type, such as children or patients that require intensive care.
synonyms:
room, wing
similar words:
area, division, floor, section, unit
definition 2: a division of a prison.
synonyms:
division
similar words:
area, floor, section, wing
definition 3: an administrative district of some cities or towns.
synonyms:
district, precinct
similar words:
area, division, quarter, region, section, zone
definition 4: a child or other person who has been legally placed under control of a guardian or court.
similar words:
charge, dependent, foundling, orphan
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: warded, warding, wards
definition: to avert, prevent, or turn aside (usu. fol. by off).
I warded off the blow.He could not ward off the danger.
synonyms:
avert, deflect, fend, stave off
similar words:
anticipate, block, forestall, parry, prevent, rebuff, reject, repel, resist, withstand
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