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acorn the fruit of the oak tree, having a smooth, ovoid nut partially enclosed by a rough, cuplike base.
afterburner a device for burning partially burned carbon compounds in the exhaust fumes of an internal-combustion engine. [1/2 definitions]
basin a partially protected area of water suitable for mooring boats. [1/6 definitions]
black-and-white partially, often equally, black and white in color. [1/3 definitions]
blear to blur or partially obscure (eyes or sight). [1/2 definitions]
blink to look through partially closed eyes (usu. fol. by "at"). [1/10 definitions]
bolus a rounded mass, esp. one of partially chewed food. [1/2 definitions]
brown sugar unrefined or partially refined sugar whose crystals have kept a thin coating of dark syrup.
bunker in warfare, a partially underground fortification from which soldiers can fire weapons. [1/5 definitions]
cinder a small piece of partially burned wood, coal, or the like that can burn further but without a flame. [1/4 definitions]
clerestory in architecture, an outside wall containing windows which admit light to partially roofed areas in the lower sections of a building, esp. a church.
convenience food partially or fully processed food, such as a frozen meal, that can be quickly prepared.
court an open space, usu. adjacent to a building, that is wholly or partially enclosed; courtyard. [1/9 definitions]
cracked partially separated; broken. [1/3 definitions]
craw the pouch in the gullet of a bird or insect in which food is held and may be partially digested; crop. [1/2 definitions]
crow's-nest a small, sometimes partially enclosed observation platform located near the top of a ship's mast. [1/2 definitions]
damp-dry to dry (laundry) partially so that some moisture is retained.
diffraction modification of light or other waves by partially obstructing them so that they bend around the obstruction and break into bands of different frequencies.
dip to immerse partially or temporarily in or as if in a liquid; dunk. [1/15 definitions]
dottle the residue of partially burnt tobacco or ash left in a pipe bowl after smoking.
encephalogram an x-ray photograph of the spaces of the brain normally filled with cerebrospinal fluid, partially replaced for the procedure by air or dye.