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dielectric a substance that does not conduct electricity; insulator. [2 definitions]
dielectric heating the heating of electrically nonconducting materials by exposure to a high-frequency, alternating electromagnetic field, as in the production of plywood.
diencephalon the rearmost portion of the forebrain.
die out to gradually disappear; fade. [2 definitions]
die press a large machine for cutting or stamping metal.
dieresis a diacritic mark, such as on this letter "o" (), placed over the second of two consecutive vowels to show that it is pronounced separately.
diesel shortened form of "diesel engine," a type of internal-combustion engine that burns fuel oil which is ignited by being sprayed into a chamber in which highly compressed air, rather than an electric spark, provides the heat. [3 definitions]
diesel engine a type of internal-combustion engine that burns fuel oil which is ignited by being sprayed into a chamber in which highly compressed air, rather than an electric spark, provides the heat.
diesinker a person or machine that makes stamping or shaping dies.
Dies Irae (Latin) a medieval hymn, and its opening words, describing the Judgment Day.
diesis see double dagger.
diestrus in a female mammal, the time between two periods of sexual heat.
diet1 the food and drink ordinarily consumed by a person, animal, or group of such. [6 definitions]
diet2 in some nations, a national or local legislative body.
dietary of or relating to diet.
dietetic of or relating to diet and nutrition. [2 definitions]
dietetics (used with a sing. verb) the science of diet as it relates to nutrition and health.
diethylstilbestrol a synthetic estrogen formerly used to treat the symptoms of menopause and to supplement animal feed, but now banned in the United States as carcinogenic.
dietitian a person who specializes in diet as it relates to nutrition and health.
dif- not. [2 definitions]
differ to not be the same as; be unlike. [3 definitions]