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bystander someone who is present at an occurrence only by chance or does not take part in it.
carbon-date to determine the approximate age of (materials containing carbon, such as fossils) according to the residue of carbon 14 that is present.
carbonic acid a weak colorless unstable acid, present only in solution, formed by dissolving carbon dioxide in water.
carboxyl a chemical group containing one atom of carbon, two of oxygen, and one of hydrogen, present in many organic acids.
Cenozoic of, relating to, or designating the most recent geological era that includes the present and began approximately 70 million years ago, when many mammals appeared, the modern continents took shape, and glacial ice formed. [1/2 definitions]
certificate to present with or authorize by means of a certificate. [1/6 definitions]
chondrite a stony meteorite that contains chondrules, formed from materials present in the early solar system .
come forward to present oneself to the police or other authority and offer evidence, or to offer oneself as a volunteer for a task.
confront to present for solution or acknowledgment. [1/3 definitions]
consign to send or present (merchandise) to an agent to be sold or stored. [1/4 definitions]
contemporary of or belonging to the present time; current; modern. [1/4 definitions]
could used in present or future time to talk about some action or state that is possible but not certain (often used in polite requests or offers). [2/4 definitions]
credit the right to buy at the present time and pay later, or one's reputation for paying one's debts. [1/12 definitions]
cretinism a chronic disease that is usu. present at birth and is due to a deficiency of thyroid hormone, resulting in physical and mental stunting, deformity, and often goiter.
current happening in or belonging to the present time. [2/5 definitions]
current affairs events of a political, societal, or economic nature that are occurring in the present time and are often covered in the media.
currently at the present time; now.
daresay to take the risk of saying (used to introduce a statement of what one imagines to be true; used only in the first person singular in the present tense).
dassent (dialectal) a regional pronunciation of "darest not," "darest" being an older second person singular, present tense form of the verb "dare."
day in court the opportunity to be heard or to present one's case, as in a legal proceeding.
day-to-day providing only for the present day's needs or desires. [1/2 definitions]