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cession the act of formally giving up or signing over, as a territory; ceding. [2 definitions]
cesspool a pit or hole for receiving drainage and sewage.
cesta a curved basketlike racket used in jai alai to catch and throw the ball.
c'est la vie (French) that's life; such is life.
cestus1 in ancient times, a belt or girdle worn by a woman.
cestus2 in ancient Rome, a hand covering made of strips of leather weighted with iron or lead and worn by boxers.
cesura variant of caesura.
cetacean of or belonging to the group of aquatic mammals that includes whales, porpoises, and dolphins. [2 definitions]
Cetus an autumn constellation in the northern sky, located below Pisces and Aries and containing the variable star Mira.
cevitamic acid ascorbic acid.
Ceylon see "Sri Lanka."
Cf symbol of the chemical element californium.
cf. abbreviation of "confer" (Latin); compare, to note the likenesses and differences of (pronounced as individual letters or as word "compare").
cg abbreviation of "centigram," or "centigrams," a unit of weight equal to one hundredth of a gram or 0.154 grain.
ch. abbreviation of "chapter," one of the main sections of a book, usu. marked with a number or title.
Chablis a very dry white Burgundy table wine.
cha-cha a modern ballroom dance that originated in Latin America, characterized by its triple beat. [2 definitions]
chaconne a slow, formal dance of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries having its origins in Spain or Latin America, or the music composed for such a dance. [2 definitions]
Chad a central African country bordered by Libya, Sudan, Central African Republic, and Niger.
chador an outer garment worn by Muslim women, esp. in Iran, made of a long, dark-colored cloth that is wrapped loosely around the head and body and covers all or part of the face.
chafe to abrade, irritate, or wear away by rubbing. [6 definitions]