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bisulfate an inorganic acid sulfate or a compound containing such.
bisulfide a disulfide.
bit1 the metal part of a bridle that is placed in the mouth of an animal, usu. a horse, and used to restrain or control. [5 definitions]
bit2 a small amount; little piece. [4 definitions]
bit3 a unit of information in a computer; binary digit.
bit4 past tense and a past participle of bite.
bitartrate an acid tartrate having only one of the two acidic hydrogen atoms of tartaric acid.
bitch a female dog or other female canine. [3 definitions]
bitchy (slang) usu. of a woman, malicious or bad-tempered.
bite to cut or pierce with the teeth. [19 definitions]
bite the bullet to endure the pain or difficulty of voluntarily forced effort, or the unpleasantness of a situation forced upon one.
bite the dust to be unsuccessful or defeated; fail decisively. [2 definitions]
bite the hand that feeds one to respond to kindness or generosity with harm or malice.
biting stinging; smarting. [3 definitions]
biting midge any of several tiny two-winged biting insects, similar to gnats, that attack in swarms.
bitt a strong post standing, usu. as one of a pair, on the deck of a ship, around which cables and lines are wound and caught, as in mooring. [3 definitions]
bitten a past participle of bite.
bitter having a sharp and unpleasant taste that is neither sour nor salty. [5 definitions]
bitter end the end or conclusion of an unpleasant process, situation, or activity (usu. prec. by "the"). [2 definitions]
bittern1 any of several herons, known for the booming cry of the male.
bittern2 a bitter solution of bromides, iodides, and other salts that remains after sodium chloride has been crystallized out of sea water or brine.