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avitaminosis a disease caused by vitamin deficiency.
avo the smaller monetary unit of Macao. (Cf. pataca.)
avocado a pear-shaped edible tropical American fruit with a green or black skin, usu. eaten raw in salads or the like. [2 definitions]
avocation a secondary occupation, usu. one pursued for recreation; hobby.
avocet any of several shore birds with long legs, webbed feet, and a long, narrow, upturned beak.
avoid to keep away from or keep from happening, esp. by active effort. [2 definitions]
avoidable able to be avoided; able to be prevented or dodged.
avoidance the act of avoiding.
avoirdupois see avoirdupois weight. [2 definitions]
avoirdupois weight a system of weight based on a pound equal to sixteen ounces or to 453.59 grams.
avouch to affirm or state strongly; acknowledge. [3 definitions]
avow to assert or affirm. [2 definitions]
avowal an open declaration, acknowledgment, or admission.
avowed openly stated or freely declared or acknowledged.
avulsion the act of pulling or tearing away due to force.
avuncular of, concerning, or like an uncle; kind; benevolent.
aw (informal) used to express protest, displeasure, disbelief, sympathy, or the like.
AWACS an aircraft fitted with a radome and carrying sophisticated radar and computer equipment, used for reconnaissance and for directing ground forces, or a warning system employing such aircraft (acronym for "Airborne Warning and Control System").
await to wait for; look forward to. [3 definitions]
awake to wake (someone or something) from sleep; awaken. [6 definitions]
awaken to wake from sleep. [2 definitions]