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canal

ca·nal

canal

 
 
pronunciation:
k nael
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a man-made waterway for transportation or irrigation.
The two lakes are connected by a canal.Without the Panama Canal, ships could not easily travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
synonyms:
watercourse
similar words:
aqueduct, conduit, culvert, ditch, flume, gully, race, seaway, waterway
definition 2: a tubelike part of an animal or plant body, through which air or fluid passes.
The x-ray shows the root canal of this tooth.
similar words:
artery, channel, duct, passage, pipe, tube, vein, vessel
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: canaled, canaling, canalled, canalling, canals
definition: to construct canals in or through.
They canalled the land between these various lakes.
synonyms:
channel
similar words:
dig, excavate
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