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vasomotor controlling the width of blood vessels, as some nerves or certain drugs; causing vasoconstriction or vasodilatation.
vasopressin a hormone secreted by the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland which increases blood pressure by causing capillaries to constrict.
vasopressor causing a rise in blood pressure by constricting the blood vessels. [2 definitions]
vassal in the Middle Ages, one who was granted the use of land in return for allegiance and service to a feudal lord. [2 definitions]
vassalage the state or condition of being a vassal. [2 definitions]
vast immense in size or area. [3 definitions]
vastly to a very great degree; very much.
vastness the great expanse or large spreading out of something. [2 definitions]
VAT abbreviation of "value-added tax," a sales tax paid on the value added to products and services at each stage of manufacturing and distribution.
vat a very large container, such as a barrel, tub, or tank, used for holding or storing liquids, esp. at stages in a manufacturing process. [2 definitions]
vat dye a colorfast dye applied to cloth in a soluble form and then oxidized to an insoluble form in the cloth.
vatic of, relating to, or characteristic of a prophet.
Vatican the papal residence in Vatican City; Vatican Palace. [4 definitions]
Vatican City an independent state within Rome, Italy, that is ruled by the pope.
vatu the chief monetary unit of Vanuatu.
vaudeville a stage show that consists of a variety of songs, dances, comic skits, and the like.
vault1 an arched construction of stone, concrete, brick, or the like that forms a roof or ceiling, as in some churches. [7 definitions]
vault2 to jump, leap, or spring, esp. with the use of the hands or a pole as a support. [4 definitions]
vaulting1 the act or process of constructing a vault or vaults. [2 definitions]
vaulting2 leaping up or over. [3 definitions]
vaunt to speak boastfully of; brag about. [2 definitions]