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callus

cal·lus

callus

 
pronunciation:
kae lihs
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a thickened, toughened area of skin or other tissue, such as bone or bark.
The children had tough calluses on their feet from walking barefoot.
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: callused, calluses, callusing
definition: to become thickened and hardened.
Her hands had callused from the hard work in the fields.
similar words:
callous
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to form calluses on.
Playing the guitar callused his right thumb.