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atherosclerosis a form of arteriosclerosis in which deposits of fatty nodules collect on the inner walls of arteries, often accompanied by degeneration of the affected areas.
athirst eager, as for knowledge or experience.
athlete a person who participates in sports or other physical activities, often as a competitor. [2 definitions]
athlete's foot a common contagious skin infection characterized by itching and scaling, and caused by fungi that thrive in warm moist places, such as between the toes.
athletic of or pertaining to sports and other physical activities. [3 definitions]
athleticism an athletic quality or capacity, as involved in or required by a particular sport, feat, or the like, or as possessed by a person or animal.
athletics (usu. used with a sing. verb) the study and practice of athletic development. [2 definitions]
at-home a usu. informal reception of visitors and guests at one's home.
athwart crossing at a slant; crosswise. [4 definitions]
-atic of, or of the nature of; characterized by.
atilt at a slant; tilted.
atingle feeling a prickling or tingling sensation, often from excitement.
-ation act; action; process. [2 definitions]
at issue in dispute; being discussed.
-ative causing or tending to cause.
Atlanta the capital of the U.S. state of Georgia.
Atlantic of or pertaining to the Atlantic Ocean. [2 definitions]
Atlantic Ocean an ocean bordered by Europe and Africa on the east and the Americas on the west; Atlantic.
Atlantic Standard Time the standard time used in the western Atlantic and the easternmost parts of Canada, four hours behind Greenwich time.
Atlantis a mythical Atlantic island and ancient civilization west of Gibraltar that supposedly sank into the sea.
at-large election an election in which every voter can vote for candidates to fill any and all vacant positions in a representative body. Unlike a single-member election, in which people can vote only for candidates who represent their particular legislative district, at-large elections allow every person to vote on each vacant position within a governing body.