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abiotic characterized by an absence of living organisms; without life.
absent without; in the absence of. [1/4 definitions]
absenteeism habitual or repeated absence from a place where regular attendance is required, such as work or school.
albinism a congenital condition characterized by the partial or complete absence of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes.
allegation an assertion made in the absence of positive proof. [1/3 definitions]
allege to assert in the absence of positive proof. [1/3 definitions]
amenorrhea abnormal absence or stoppage of menstruation.
anaerobic able to live or act in the absence of free oxygen. [1/2 definitions]
analgesia in medicine, an absence of pain sensations.
anarchy absence of government or law within a state or society. [2/3 definitions]
anencephaly congenital absence of all or part of the brain.
anesthesia a drug or other agent used to bring about unconsciousness or absence of pain. [1/2 definitions]
apathy absence of desire or emotion. [1/2 definitions]
atavism the recurrence or reappearance of a particular trait, style, attitude, or behavior that seemed to have disappeared, or that which has recurred or reappeared after such an absence. [1/2 definitions]
atavistic of a trait, behavior, or the like, existing or playing a role at an earlier stage or time and recurring or reappearing within an organism or within a society after long absence or seeming disappearance.
atresia the abnormal absence or closure of an orifice or passage within the body. [1/2 definitions]
babysit to watch over or supervise children in the absence of their parents, usu. for payment.
babysitter a person who watches over or supervises children in the absence of their parents, usu. for payment.
benefit of the doubt acceptance of a statement or belief as true in the absence of contrary proof.
calm an absence of movement; stillness. [1/6 definitions]
chroma the purity or degree of saturation of a color; relative absence of white or gray in a color.