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electrostatics the branch of physics dealing with stationary electric charges.
electrotherapy the treatment of disease by means of electricity.
electrotype a copy or facsimile made by electroplating a mold, in wax, lead, or plastic, of an original plate, and used esp. in printing. [3 definitions]
electrotypy the technique and process of making an electrotype.
electrum a yellow alloy of gold and silver.
electuary a drug mixed with honey, syrup, or the like to form a paste to be smeared on the teeth or gums of a sick animal.
eleemosynary of, pertaining to, dependent on, or given as charity; charitable.
elegance the quality of refinement, taste, and grace, esp. when combined with richness of decoration or design. [3 definitions]
elegant beautifully and tastefully designed or decorated. [3 definitions]
elegiac sorrowful or mournful. [2 definitions]
elegize to commemorate or lament in a poem, song, or the like. [2 definitions]
elegy a sorrowful or mournful poem or musical composition, esp. a lament for the dead.
element a part of any whole. [6 definitions]
elemental relating to first principles; ultimate; fundamental. [3 definitions]
elementary of or relating to first principles; irreducible; fundamental. [3 definitions]
elementary particle one of various subatomic particles, such as electrons, neutrinos, or quarks, from which all matter is made.
elementary school a school in which the first six to eight years of a child's education is taught.
elemi any of various fragrant oily resins obtained from certain tropical trees, used in making varnishes, inks, ointments, and perfumes.
elephant either of two large mammals, one Asian and one African, that have a long, flexible trunk used for grasping food or lifting burdens, upper incisors elongated into curving tusks, and, in the African species, esp. large fan-shaped ears.
elephantiasis a chronic tropical disease, usu. caused by nematode worms, marked by lymphatic obstruction that results in an enormous enlargement and hardening of the skin and tissue just below the skin, esp. of the legs and scrotum.
elephantine of or pertaining to an elephant or elephants. [2 definitions]