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arum any of a family of plants, such as jack-in-the-pulpit, with arrow-shaped leaves and bearing a flower, at the tip of a long spike, that is enclosed by a hoodlike leaf. [2 definitions]
-ary a person, thing, or place associated with, belonging to, or pertaining to. [2 definitions]
Aryan a person belonging to or claiming to be a descendant of the prehistoric peoples who spoke the hypothetical parent language of Indo-Europeans. [4 definitions]
arytenoid of or pertaining to either of a pair of small cartilages at the back of the larynx to which the vocal chords are attached. [3 definitions]
As symbol of the chemical element arsenic.
as1 equally; to the same extent or degree. [11 definitions]
as2 an ancient Roman unit of weight equal to approximately twelve ounces; libra. [2 definitions]
as- to.
asafetida a gum resin obtained from Oriental plants related to the carrot, with a strong, offensive odor and a bitter taste, formerly used as a medicine.
as a matter of fact actually; in fact (often used when the information that follows will be surprising to the listener or a rejection of what was said previously.)
ASAP abbreviation of "as soon as possible" (sometimes pronounced as an acronym.)
as a whole when regarded in entirety.
asbestos one of two forms of a mineral that can be separated into fibers, is not combustible, and is resistant to chemical action, used to make fireproofing and insulating materials. [2 definitions]
asbestosis a chronic lung disease marked by thickening and scarring of the lung tissue that is caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos.
ascarid any of various worms, including intestinal parasites such as the roundworm and the pinworm.
ascend to go upward; climb; rise. [5 definitions]
ascendable combined form of ascend.
ascendancy the state of being in a dominant position; dominance.
ascendant moving upward; rising; ascending. [4 definitions]
ascension the act or process of rising; ascent. [3 definitions]
Ascension Day the fortieth day following Easter, observing the ascent of Jesus Christ into heaven.