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necropolis a burial place, esp. a large cemetery of an ancient city.
necrosis the death of one part or area of tissue, esp. of bone or an organ, in a living organism.
necrotize to cause death of a body part or tissue. [2 definitions]
nectar the sweet plant secretion that attracts insects and birds, enabling pollination, and that bees use to make honey. [2 definitions]
nectarine a variety of peach with a smooth skin.
nectary a plant organ, usu. in a flower, that secretes nectar.
née born (used before the maiden name of a married woman).
need a requirement, necessity, or obligation. [10 definitions]
needful being required; necessary.
needle a thin instrument shaped like a sliver, usu. of stainless steel with a hole at one end for thread and a sharp point at the other, used esp. for sewing or suturing. [7 definitions]
needlepoint decorative embroidery on canvas, usu. of evenly spaced stitches of wool yarn. [2 definitions]
needless of no use; not wanted; unrequired.
needle valve a valve having a slender point that fits precisely into a conical seat, for accurately regulating the flow of fluid, as in a carburetor.
needlewoman a woman skilled in needlework; seamstress.
needlework work done with a needle, esp. fine or decorative sewing or embroidery. [2 definitions]
needn't contracted form of "need not."
needs of necessity; necessarily (usu. fol. or prec. by "must").
needy in need, usu. of physical necessities, but sometimes of affection or other forms of emotional sustenance.
ne'er contracted form of "never" (used chiefly in literature).
ne'er-do-well one who is lazy or irresponsible; good-for-nothing. [2 definitions]
nefarious very wicked; evil.