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turmeric the powdered rootstock of an Indian plant, used in yellow dyes, medicines, and condiments such as curry powder. [2 definitions]
turmeric paper paper impregnated with turmeric, used to indicate the presence of alkalis or boric acid, which turn it brown or reddish brown, respectively.
turmoil a state of great agitation, disturbance, or confused excitement; commotion; tumult.
turn to cause to move around a center point. [32 definitions]
turnable combined form of turn.
turnabout the act of turning from one direction to another, esp. the opposite. [3 definitions]
turnaround a reversal or turning to an opposite direction, opinion, condition of profit or loss, or the like. [4 definitions]
turnbuckle a sleevelike metal coupling device having internal screw threads at each end, and used to connect or tighten the two parts of a metal rod or wire.
turncoat one who changes from one party, allegiance, or the like, to the opposite, esp. a traitor.
turndown able to be turned down or doubled over, as a collar. [2 definitions]
turn down to decrease the power, volume, temperature, or brightness of, as by turning a dial. [2 definitions]
turner1 a person or thing that turns. [2 definitions]
turner2 a gymnast or tumbler.
turn in to return something to an official person.
turning the act of one that turns. [5 definitions]
turning point a moment when a decisive change occurs. [2 definitions]
turnip an edible plant with a large, usu. whitish root, and hairy leaves that are sometimes used as greens. [2 definitions]
turnkey one who has control of the keys in a prison or jail; jailer. [2 definitions]
turnkey system a complete computer system of hardware and software sold as a unit.
turnoff a place where one turns to take another road, path, or route. [2 definitions]
turn off to stop the power or flow of something.