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Bay of Bengal a bay of the Indian Ocean bordered largely by India, Bangladesh, and Myanmar.
cartilage a tough, white, elastic connective tissue forming a major component of the skeletons of fetuses and young vertebrates, and turning largely to bone as the organism matures. [1/2 definitions]
Emily Dickinson major U.S. poet who remained largely unpublished and unknown during her lifetime (b.1830--d.1886).
gray matter the grayish nerve tissue of the brain and spinal cord, consisting largely of nerve cells and fibers. (Cf. white matter.) [1/2 definitions]
litharge a yellow lead oxide used largely in the manufacture of storage batteries, paints, glass, and enamels.
loch in Scotland, a lake, or an arm of the sea that is largely surrounded by land.
marshland an area largely consisting of marshes or swamps.
Moor a member of a mixed Arab and Berber Muslim people now living largely in northwestern Africa. [1/3 definitions]
National Health Service the British health service, largely financed by taxation, that provides free or inexpensive medical treatment. (abbr.:NHS)
NHS abbreviation of "National Health Service," the British health service, largely financed by taxation, that provides free or inexpensive medical treatment for patients.
pernicious anemia a severe anemia in which red blood cells decrease in number and increase in size that is caused largely by a deficiency of vitamin B12.
predecessor an earlier form of something, or something that has been largely replaced by something else. [1/3 definitions]
rye1 a bread made wholly or largely from rye grain; rye bread. [1/4 definitions]
speaking in tongues an ecstatic utterance of largely unintelligible speechlike sounds that is viewed, esp. among Pentecostal groups, as a manifestation of profound religious experience; gift of tongues; glossolalia.
swill any largely liquid mess; slop. [2/8 definitions]
Templo Mayor the main temple of the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan (Mexico City), initially constructed in 1325 and largely destroyed by conquistadors in 1521.
Treaty of Versailles the treaty, signed in 1919, that officially ended World War I. The Treaty of Versailles, signed by Germany and the Allied Powers, forced Germany to pay enormous reparations, to substantially reduce the size of its military, and to recognize territorial changes that substantially reduced its land holdings. The treaty also established the League of Nations. The United States, represented by President Woodrow Wilson, played a crucial role in the treaty negotiations, but the U.S. Congress subsequently refused to ratify the treaty, based largely on opposition to American participation in the League of Nations.
valence electrons electrons in the outer shell of an atom that largely determine its properties and that can be transferred to, or shared with, another atom.
vegetable (informal) one who has suffered an injury or illness so serious that he or she is largely immobile and incapable of conscious mental activity. [1/5 definitions]
whacking (informal) hugely; largely; tremendously. [1/2 definitions]