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esophagitis inflammation of the esophagus.
esophagus a muscular tube from the mouth cavity to the stomach; gullet.
esoteric understood or known only by a few persons who have special training, access, or interests. [2 definitions]
ESP abbreviation of "extrasensory perception."
esp. abbreviation of "especially."
espadrille a sandal with a canvas upper and a sole of rubber or twisted fiber.
espalier a trellis or framework on which a vine, shrub, or fruit tree is trained to grow in a flat pattern. [3 definitions]
esparto either of two kinds of long, tough grass, found in Spain and North Africa, used in making paper, rope, shoes, and baskets.
especial notably outstanding; exceptional; particular.
especially to an unusually great degree. [3 definitions]
Esperanto an invented language based on word roots that are common to many Western languages, designed for international use.
espial the act of spying or observing. [2 definitions]
espionage the act or practice of spying, esp. on behalf of a government or business.
Espionage Act a U.S. law passed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1917, shortly after the U.S. entered World War I. The Espionage Act made it a crime to convey information with the intent to interfere with the operation of the U.S. military or its recruitment of troops, to disclose information relating to national defense, or to promote the success of the country's enemies.
esplanade a level, open expanse of pavement or grass, esp. one intended for walking or riding along a shore.
espousal adoption of or commitment to a cause or idea. [2 definitions]
espouse to take up, hold, or commit oneself to (a cause, idea, or belief); embrace. [2 definitions]
espresso a strong coffee made by forcing pressurized steam through dark-roasted, finely ground coffee beans.
esprit liveliness of mind or spirit; wit and good cheer.
esprit de corps a sense of pride and honor shared by members of a group.
espy to catch sight of, esp. at a distance.