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Nov
20
2015

bond

band

noun
definition 1:  something that connects or confines.
example:  This glue creates a powerful bond.
example:  The prisoner managed to break free of his bonds.

definition 2:  that which binds people emotionally or intellectually, such as a common interest, love, or feelings of loyalty.
example:  There is a special bond of friendship between us.
example:  A strong bond can develop between an animal and a human.

transitive verb
definition:  to bind together.
example:  The heat bonded the two pieces of metal.

intransitive verb
definition:  to join together, as in a bond.
example:  What happens when these atoms bond?

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