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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a place where raw grains are crushed and ground to produce flour.
The farmers brought their wheat to the mill.
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factory, plant
definition 2: a device, machine, or mechanical system that grinds, crushes, or pulverizes whole or solid substances.
similar words:
grinder, pulverizer
definition 3: a factory or establishment that converts raw materials into basic products such as steel, textiles, paper, or lumber.
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factory, foundry, plant, works
definition 4: an establishment or process that takes a routine, mechanical approach to matters that should be treated more significantly.
She accused the business school of being merely a job mill.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mills, milling, milled
definition 1: to grind, crush, or pulverize in a mill.
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crunch, crush, granulate, grind, masticate, powder, pulverize
definition 2: to transform or produce (cotton, lumber, or the like) in a mill or factory.
similar words:
manufacture, produce
definition 3: to shape or finish using a milling tool.
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finish, shape
definition 4: to make a raised edge on or make transverse grooves in (a coin or other metal).
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part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to move about restlessly and aimlessly (often fol. by "around" or "about").
The crowd was milling around near the entrance gate.
meander, wander
similar words:
amble, roam
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derivation: millable (adj.)
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