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tamoxifen a drug used in the treatment of breast cancer that blocks the action of estrogen.
tamp to compress and pack tightly by repeated light taps. [2 definitions]
tamper1 to meddle so as to damage, alter, or render something ineffective or harmful (usu. fol. by "with"). [2 definitions]
tamper2 a tool for packing something tightly together.
tampion a stopper or cover put over the barrel of a gun or cannon to keep it dry and clean when not in use.
tampon a plug of absorbent cotton or other material inserted into a bodily opening or wound to absorb the flow of blood or other secretions, esp. a commercially manufactured one for absorbing menstrual flow.
tam-tam a large metal gong of indefinite pitch, struck with a soft-headed hammer or stick.
tan to convert (animal skin) into leather by soaking in a tanning solution. [8 definitions]
tanager any of various small, often brightly colored birds with thick bills, found in the Western Hemisphere.
Tananarive see "Antananarivo."
tanbark the bark of various trees such as oak or hemlock, as a source of tannin.
tandem one behind another; in single file. [5 definitions]
tang a sharp, distinctive flavor, odor, freshness, or the like. [3 definitions]
Tanganyika a former country of East Africa that is now part of Tanzania. [2 definitions]
tangelo a hybrid citrus tree produced from crossing certain varieties of grapefruit and tangerine. [2 definitions]
tangent in contact, esp. at a single point or along a single line; touching. [5 definitions]
tangential of, similar to, or positioned or moving in the direction of a tangent. [3 definitions]
tangerine a citrus tree bearing a type of mandarin orange that has a loose, reddish orange skin, a slightly flattened shape, and sweet, juicy, easily separated sections of pulp. [3 definitions]
tangible capable of being touched or perceived by touch. [5 definitions]
tangle to mix, knot, or entwine, making separation or straightening difficult (often fol. by "up"). [7 definitions]
tango a Latin American ballroom dance with gliding steps and frequent, abrupt turns, often performed as an exhibition dance. [3 definitions]