Words whose second letter is X
Ax (n.) Alt. of Axe
Axe (n.) A tool or instrument of steel, or of iron with a steel edge or blade, for felling trees, chopping and splitting wood, hewing timber, etc. It is wielded by a wooden helve or handle, so fixed in a socket or eye as to be in the same plane with the blade. The broadax, or carpenter's ax, is an ax for hewing timber, made heavier than the chopping ax, and with a broader and thinner blade and a shorter handle.
Ax (v. t. & i.) To ask; to inquire or inquire of.
Axal (a.) [See Axial.]
Axe () Alt. of Axeman
Axeman () See Ax, Axman.
Axial (a.) Of or pertaining to an axis; of the nature of, or resembling, an axis; around an axis.
Axial (a.) Belonging to the axis of the body; as, the axial skeleton; or to the axis of any appendage or organ; as, the axial bones.
Axially (adv.) In relation to, or in a line with, an axis; in the axial (magnetic) line.
Axil (n.) The angle or point of divergence between the upper side of a branch, leaf, or petiole, and the stem or branch from which it springs.
Axile (a.) Situated in the axis of anything; as an embryo which lies in the axis of a seed.
Axillae (pl. ) of Axilla
Axilla (n.) The armpit, or the cavity beneath the junction of the arm and shoulder.
Axilla (n.) An axil.
Axillar (a.) Axillary.
Axillaries (n. pl.) Alt. of Axillars
Axillars (n. pl.) Feathers connecting the under surface of the wing and the body, and concealed by the closed wing.
Axillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the axilla or armpit; as, axillary gland, artery, nerve.
Axillary (a.) Situated in, or rising from, an axil; of or pertaining to an axil.
Axinite (n.) A borosilicate of alumina, iron, and lime, commonly found in glassy, brown crystals with acute edges.
Axinomancy (n.) A species of divination, by means of an ax or hatchet.
Axiom (a.) A self-evident and necessary truth, or a proposition whose truth is so evident as first sight that no reasoning or demonstration can make it plainer; a proposition which it is necessary to take for granted; as, "The whole is greater than a part;" "A thing can not, at the same time, be and not be."
Axiom (a.) An established principle in some art or science, which, though not a necessary truth, is universally received; as, the axioms of political economy.
Axiomatic (a.) Alt. of Axiomatical
Axiomatical (a.) Of or pertaining to an axiom; having the nature of an axiom; self-evident; characterized by axioms.
Axiomatically (adv.) By the use of axioms; in the form of an axiom.
Axis (n.) The spotted deer (Cervus axis or Axis maculata) of India, where it is called hog deer and parrah (Moorish name).
Axes (pl. ) of Axis
Axis (n.) A straight line, real or imaginary, passing through a body, on which it revolves, or may be supposed to revolve; a line passing through a body or system around which the parts are symmetrically arranged.
Axis (n.) A straight line with respect to which the different parts of a magnitude are symmetrically arranged; as, the axis of a cylinder, i. e., the axis of a cone, that is, the straight line joining the vertex and the center of the base; the axis of a circle, any straight line passing through the center.
Axis (n.) The stem; the central part, or longitudinal support, on which organs or parts are arranged; the central line of any body.
Axis (n.) The second vertebra of the neck, or vertebra dentata.
Axis (n.) Also used of the body only of the vertebra, which is prolonged anteriorly within the foramen of the first vertebra or atlas, so as to form the odontoid process or peg which serves as a pivot for the atlas and head to turn upon.
Axis (n.) One of several imaginary lines, assumed in describing the position of the planes by which a crystal is bounded.
Axis (n.) The primary or secondary central line of any design.
Axle (n.) The pin or spindle on which a wheel revolves, or which revolves with a wheel.
Axle (n.) A transverse bar or shaft connecting the opposite wheels of a car or carriage; an axletree.
Axle (n.) An axis; as, the sun's axle.
Axle box () A bushing in the hub of a wheel, through which the axle passes.
Axle box () The journal box of a rotating axle, especially a railway axle.
Axled (a.) Having an axle; -- used in composition.
Axle guard () The part of the framing of a railway car or truck, by which an axle box is held laterally, and in which it may move vertically; -- also called a jaw in the United States, and a housing in England.
Axletree (n.) A bar or beam of wood or iron, connecting the opposite wheels of a carriage, on the ends of which the wheels revolve.
Axletree (n.) A spindle or axle of a wheel.
Axmen (pl. ) of Axman
Axman (n.) One who wields an ax.
Axminster (n.) An Axminster carpet, an imitation Turkey carpet, noted for its thick and soft pile; -- so called from Axminster, Eng.
Axolotl (n.) An amphibian of the salamander tribe found in the elevated lakes of Mexico; the siredon.
Axstone (n.) A variety of jade. It is used by some savages, particularly the natives of the South Sea Islands, for making axes or hatchets.
Axtree (n.) Axle or axletree.
Axunge (n.) Fat; grease; esp. the fat of pigs or geese; usually (Pharm.), lard prepared for medical use.
Ex- () A prefix from the latin preposition, ex, akin to Gr. 'ex or 'ek signifying out of, out, proceeding from. Hence, in composition, it signifies out of, as, in exhale, exclude; off, from, or out. as in exscind; beyond, as, in excess, exceed, excel; and sometimes has a privative sense of without, as in exalbuminuos, exsanguinous. In some words, it intensifies the meaning; in others, it has little affect on the signification. It becomes ef- before f, as in effuse. The form e- occurs instead of ex- before b, d, g, l, m, n, r, and v, as in ebullient, emanate, enormous, etc. In words from the French it often appears as es-, sometimes as s- or e-; as, escape, scape, elite. Ex-, prefixed to names implying office, station, condition, denotes that the person formerly held the office, or is out of the office or condition now; as, ex-president, ex-governor, ex-mayor, ex-convict. The Greek form 'ex becomes ex in English, as in exarch; 'ek becomes ec, as in eccentric.
Exacerrated (imp. & p. p.) of Exacerbate
Exacerrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exacerbate
Exacerbate (v. t.) To render more violent or bitter; to irriate; to exasperate; to imbitter, as passions or disease.
Exacerbation (n.) The act rendering more violent or bitter; the state of being exacerbated or intensified in violence or malignity; as, exacerbation of passion.
Exacerbation (n.) A periodical increase of violence in a disease, as in remittent or continious fever; an increased energy of diseased and painful action.
Exacerbescence (n.) Increase of irritation or violence, particularly the increase of a fever or disease.
Exacervation (n.) The act of heaping up.
Exacinate (v. t.) To remove the kernel form.
Exacination (n.) Removal of the kernel.
Exact (a.) Precisely agreeing with a standard, a fact, or the truth; perfectly conforming; neither exceeding nor falling short in any respect; true; correct; precise; as, the clock keeps exact time; he paid the exact debt; an exact copy of a letter; exact accounts.
Exact (a.) Habitually careful to agree with a standard, a rule, or a promise; accurate; methodical; punctual; as, a man exact in observing an appointment; in my doings I was exact.
Exact (a.) Precisely or definitely conceived or stated; strict.
Exacted (imp. & p. p.) of Exact
Exacting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exact
Exact (a.) To demand or require authoritatively or peremptorily, as a right; to enforce the payment of, or a yielding of; to compel to yield or to furnish; hence, to wrest, as a fee or reward when none is due; -- followed by from or of before the one subjected to exaction; as, to exact tribute, fees, obedience, etc., from or of some one.
Exact (v. i.) To practice exaction.
Exacter (n.) An exactor.
Exacting (a.) Oppressive or unreasonably severe in making demands or requiring the exact fulfillment of obligations; harsh; severe.
Exaction (n.) The act of demanding with authority, and compelling to pay or yield; compulsion to give or furnish; a levying by force; a driving to compliance; as, the exaction to tribute or of obedience; hence, extortion.
Exaction (n.) That which is exacted; a severe tribute; a fee, reward, or contribution, demanded or levied with severity or injustice.
Exacritude (n.) The quality of being exact; exactness.
Exactly (adv.) In an exact manner; precisely according to a rule, standard, or fact; accurately; strictly; correctly; nicely.
Exactness (n.) The condition of being exact; accuracy; nicety; precision; regularity; as, exactness of jurgement or deportment.
Exactness (n.) Careful observance of method and conformity to truth; as, exactness in accounts or business.
Exactor (n.) One who exacts or demands by authority or right; hence, an extortioner; also, one unreasonably severe in injunctions or demands.
Exactress (n.) A woman who is an exactor.
Exacuate (v. t.) To whet or sharpen.
Exaeresis (n.) In old writers, the operations concerned in the removal of parts of the body.
Exaggerated (imp. & p. p.) of Exaggerate
Exaggerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exaggerate
Exaggerate (v. t.) To heap up; to accumulate.
Exaggerate (v. t.) To amplify; to magnify; to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth ; to delineate extravagantly ; to overstate the truth concerning.
Exaggerated (a.) Enlarged beyond bounds or the truth.
Exaggerating (a.) That exaggerates; enlarging beyond bounds.
Exaggeration (n.) The act of heaping or piling up.
Exaggeration (n.) The act of exaggerating; the act of doing or representing in an excessive manner; a going beyond the bounds of truth reason, or justice; a hyperbolical representation; hyperbole; overstatement.
Exaggeration (n.) A representation of things beyond natural life, in expression, beauty, power, vigor.
Exaggerative (a.) Tending to exaggerate; involving exaggeration.
Exaggerator (n.) One who exaggerates; one addicted to exaggeration.
Exaggeratory (a.) Containing, or tending to, exaggeration; exaggerative.
Exagitate (v. t.) To stir up; to agitate.
Exagitate (v. t.) To satirize; to censure severely.
Exagitation (n.) Agitation.
Exalbuminous (a.) Having no albumen about the embryo; -- said of certain seeds.
Exalted (imp. & p. p.) of Exalt
Exalting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exalt
Exalt (v. t.) To raise high; to elevate; to lift up.
Exalt (v. t.) To elevate in rank, dignity, power, wealth, character, or the like; to dignify; to promote; as, to exalt a prince to the throne, a citizen to the presidency.
Exalt (v. t.) To elevate by prise or estimation; to magnify; to extol; to glorify.
Exalt (v. t.) To lift up with joy, pride, or success; to inspire with delight or satisfaction; to elate.
Exalt (v. t.) To elevate the tone of, as of the voice or a musical instrument.
Exalt (v. t.) To render pure or refined; to intensify or concentrate; as, to exalt the juices of bodies.
Exaltate (a.) Exercising its highest influence; -- said of a planet.
Exaltation (n.) The act of exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation.
Exaltation (n.) The refinement or subtilization of a body, or the increasing of its virtue or principal property.
Exaltation (n.) That place of a planet in the zodiac in which it was supposed to exert its strongest influence.
Exalted (a.) Raised to lofty height; elevated; extolled; refined; dignified; sublime.
Exalter (n.) One who exalts or raises to dignity.
Exaltment (n.) Exaltation.
Examen (a.) Examination; inquiry.
Exametron (n.) An hexameter.
Examinable (a.) Capable of being examined or inquired into.
Examinant (n.) One who examines; an examiner.
Examinant (n.) One who is to be examined.
Examinate (n.) A person subjected to examination.
Examination (n.) The act of examining, or state of being examined; a careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by study or experiment.
Examination (n.) A process prescribed or assigned for testing qualification; as, the examination of a student, or of a candidate for admission to the bar or the ministry.
Examinator (n.) An examiner.
Examined (imp. & p. p.) of Examine
Examining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Examine
Examine (v. t.) To test by any appropriate method; to inspect carefully with a view to discover the real character or state of; to subject to inquiry or inspection of particulars for the purpose of obtaining a fuller insight into the subject of examination, as a material substance, a fact, a reason, a cause, the truth of a statement; to inquire or search into; to explore; as, to examine a mineral; to examine a ship to know whether she is seaworthy; to examine a proposition, theory, or question.
Examine (v. t.) To interrogate as in a judicial proceeding; to try or test by question; as, to examine a witness in order to elicit testimony, a student to test his qualifications, a bankrupt touching the state of his property, etc.
Examinee (n.) A person examined.
Examiner (n.) One who examines, tries, or inspects; one who interrogates; an officer or person charged with the duty of making an examination; as, an examiner of students for a degree; an examiner in chancery, in the patent office, etc.
Examinership (n.) The office or rank of an examiner.
Examining (a.) Having power to examine; appointed to examine; as, an examining committee.
Examplary (a.) Serving for example or pattern; exemplary.
Example (n.) One or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen.
Example (n.) That which is to be followed or imitated as a model; a pattern or copy.
Example (n.) That which resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model.
Example (n.) That which is to be avoided; one selected for punishment and to serve as a warning; a warning.
Example (n.) An instance serving for illustration of a rule or precept, especially a problem to be solved, or a case to be determined, as an exercise in the application of the rules of any study or branch of science; as, in trigonometry and grammar, the principles and rules are illustrated by examples.
Exampled (imp. & p. p.) of Example
Exampling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Example
Example (v. t.) To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance.
Exampleless (a.) Without or above example.
Exampler (n.) A pattern; an exemplar.
Exampless (a.) Exampleless. [Wrongly formed.]
Exanguious (a.) Bloodless. [Obs.] See Exsanguious.
Exangulous (a.) Having no corners; without angles.
Exanimate (a.) Lifeless; dead.
Exanimate (a.) Destitute of animation; spiritless; disheartened.
Exanimate (v. t.) To deprive of animation or of life.
Exanimation (n.) Deprivation of life or of spirits.
Exanimous (a.) Lifeless; dead.
Exannulate (a.) Having the sporangium destitute of a ring; -- said of certain genera of ferns.
Exanthem (n.) Same as Exanthema.
Exanthemata (pl. ) of Exanthema
Exanthema (n.) An efflorescence or discoloration of the skin; an eruption or breaking out, as in measles, smallpox, scarlatina, and the like diseases; -- sometimes limited to eruptions attended with fever.
Exanthematic (a.) Alt. of Exanthematous
Exanthematous (a.) Of, relating to, or characterized by, exanthema; efflorescent; as, an exanthematous eruption.
Exanthesis (n.) An eruption of the skin; cutaneous efflorescence.
Exantlate (v. t.) To exhaust or wear out.
Exantlation (n.) Act of drawing out ; exhaustion.
Exarate (v. t.) To plow up; also, to engrave; to write.
Exaration (n.) Act of plowing; also, act of writing.
Exarch (n.) A viceroy; in Ravenna, the title of the viceroys of the Byzantine emperors; in the Eastern Church, the superior over several monasteries; in the modern Greek Church, a deputy of the patriarch , who visits the clergy, investigates ecclesiastical cases, etc.
Exarchate (n.) The office or the province of an exarch.
Exarillate (a.) Having no aril; -- said of certain seeds, or of the plants producing them.
Exarticulate (a.) Having but one joint; -- said of certain insects.
Exarticulation (n.) Luxation; the dislocation of a joint.
Exasperate (a.) Exasperated; imbittered.
Exsasperated (imp. & p. p.) of Exasperate
Exasperating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exasperate
Exasperate (v. t.) To irritate in a high degree; to provoke; to enrage; to exscite or to inflame the anger of; as, to exasperate a person or his feelings.
Exasperate (v. t.) To make grievous, or more grievous or malignant; to aggravate; to imbitter; as, to exasperate enmity.
Exasperater (n.) One who exasperates or inflames anger, enmity, or violence.
Exasperation (n.) The act of exasperating or the state of being exasperated; irritation; keen or bitter anger.
Exasperation (n.) Increase of violence or malignity; aggravation; exacerbation.
Exaspidean (a.) Having the anterior scute/ extending around the tarsus on the outer side, leaving the inner side naked; -- said of certain birds.
Exauctorate (v. t.) See Exauthorate.
Exauctoration (n.) See Exauthoration.
Exaugurate (v. t.) To annul the consecration of; to secularize; to unhellow.
Exauguration (n.) The act of exaugurating; desecration.
Exauthorate (v. t.) To deprive of authority or office; to depose; to discharge.
Exauthoration (n.) Deprivation of authority or dignity; degration.
Exauthorize (v. t.) To deprive of uthority.
Exauthorize (v. t.) To deprive of authority.
Excalceate (v. t.) To deprive of shoes.
Excalceation (n.) The act of depriving or divesting of shoes.
Excalfaction (n.) A heating or warming; calefaction.
Excalfactive (a.) Serving to heat; warming.
Excalfactory (a.) Heating; warming.
Excalibur (n.) The name of King Arthur's mythical sword.
Excamb (v. t.) Alt. of Excambie
Excambie (v. t.) To exchange; -- used with reference to transfers of land.
Excambion (n.) Alt. of Excambium
Excambium (n.) Exchange; barter; -- used commonly of lands.
Excandescence (n.) A growing hot; a white or glowing heat; incandescence.
Excandescence (n.) Violent anger; a growing angry.
Excandescent (a.) White or glowing with heat.
Excantation (n.) Disenchantment by a countercharm.
Excarnate (v. t.) To deprive or clear of flesh.
Excarnation (n.) The act of depriving or divesting of flesh; excarnification; -- opposed to incarnation.
Excarnificate (v. t.) To clear of flesh; to excarnate.
Excarnification (n.) The act of excarnificating or of depriving of flesh; excarnation.
Excavated (imp. & p. p.) of Excavate
Excavating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Excavate
Excavate (v. t.) To hollow out; to form cavity or hole in; to make hollow by cutting, scooping, or digging; as, to excavate a ball; to excavate the earth.
Excavate (v. t.) To form by hollowing; to shape, as a cavity, or anything that is hollow; as, to excavate a canoe, a cellar, a channel.
Excavate (v. t.) To dig out and remove, as earth.
Excavation (n.) The act of excavating, or of making hollow, by cutting, scooping, or digging out a part of a solid mass.
Excavation (n.) A cavity formed by cutting, digging, or scooping.
Excavation (n.) An uncovered cutting in the earth, in distinction from a covered cutting or tunnel.
Excavation (n.) The material dug out in making a channel or cavity.
Excavator (n.) One who, or that which, excavates or hollows out; a machine, as a dredging machine, or a tool, for excavating.
Excave (v. t.) To excavate.
Excecate (v. t.) To blind.
Excecation (n.) The act of making blind.
Excedent (v. t.) Excess.
Exceeded (imp. & p. p.) of Exceed
Exceeding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exceed
Exceed (v. t.) To go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or measure of; to outgo; to surpass; -- used both in a good and a bad sense; as, one man exceeds another in bulk, stature, weight, power, skill, etc.; one offender exceeds another in villainy; his rank exceeds yours.
Exceed (v. i.) To go too far; to pass the proper bounds or measure.
Exceed (v. i.) To be more or greater; to be paramount.
Exceedable (a.) Capable of exceeding or surpassing.
Exceeder (n.) One who exceeds.
Exceeding (a.) More than usual; extraordinary; more than sufficient; measureless.
Exceeding (adv.) In a very great degree; extremely; exceedingly.
Exceedingly (adv.) To a very great degree; beyond what is usual; surpassingly. It signifies more than very.
Excelled (imp. & p. p.) of Excel
Excelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Excel
Excel (v. t.) To go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense.
Excel (v. t.) To exceed or go beyond; to surpass.
Excel (v. i.) To surpass others in good qualities, laudable actions, or acquirements; to be distinguished by superiority; as, to excel in mathematics, or classics.
Excellence (n.) The quality of being excellent; state of possessing good qualities in an eminent degree; exalted merit; superiority in virtue.
Excellence (n.) An excellent or valuable quality; that by which any one excels or is eminent; a virtue.
Excellence (n.) A title of honor or respect; -- more common in the form excellency.
Excellencies (pl. ) of Excellency
Excellency (n.) Excellence; virtue; dignity; worth; superiority.
Excellency (n.) A title of honor given to certain high dignitaries, esp. to viceroys, ministers, and ambassadors, to English colonial governors, etc. It was formerly sometimes given to kings and princes.
Excellent (a.) Excelling; surpassing others in some good quality or the sum of qualities; of great worth; eminent, in a good sense; superior; as, an excellent man, artist, citizen, husband, discourse, book, song, etc.; excellent breeding, principles, aims, action.
Excellent (a.) Superior in kind or degree, irrespective of moral quality; -- used with words of a bad significance.
Excellent (adv.) Excellently; eminently; exceedingly.
Excellently (adv.) In an excellent manner; well in a high degree.
Excellently (adv.) In a high or superior degree; -- in this literal use, not implying worthiness.
Excelsior (v. t.) More lofty; still higher; ever upward.
Excelsior (n.) A kind of stuffing for upholstered furniture, mattresses, etc., in which curled shreds of wood are substituted for curled hair.
Excentral (a.) Out of the center.
Excentric (a.) Alt. of Excentrical
Excentrical (a.) Same as Eccentric, Eccentrical.
Excentrical (a.) One-sided; having the normally central portion not in the true center.
Excentricity () Same as Eccentricity.
Excepted (imp. & p. p.) of Except
Excepting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Except
Except (v. t.) To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.
Except (v. t.) To object to; to protest against.
Except (v. i.) To take exception; to object; -- usually followed by to, sometimes by against; as, to except to a witness or his testimony.
Except (prep.) With exclusion of; leaving or left out; excepting.
Except (conj.) Unless; if it be not so that.
Exceptant (a.) Making exception.
Excepting (prep. & conj., but properly a participle) With rejection or exception of; excluding; except.
Exception (n.) The act of excepting or excluding; exclusion; restriction by taking out something which would otherwise be included, as in a class, statement, rule.
Exception (n.) That which is excepted or taken out from others; a person, thing, or case, specified as distinct, or not included; as, almost every general rule has its exceptions.
Exception (n.) An objection, oral or written, taken, in the course of an action, as to bail or security; or as to the decision of a judge, in the course of a trail, or in his charge to a jury; or as to lapse of time, or scandal, impertinence, or insufficiency in a pleading; also, as in conveyancing, a clause by which the grantor excepts something before granted.
Exception (n.) An objection; cavil; dissent; disapprobation; offense; cause of offense; -- usually followed by to or against.
Exceptionable (a.) Liable to exception or objection; objectionable.
Exceptional (a.) Forming an exception; not ordinary; uncommon; rare; hence, better than the average; superior.
Exceptioner (n.) One who takes exceptions or makes objections.
Exceptionless (a.) Without exception.
Exceptious (a.) Disposed or apt to take exceptions, or to object; captious.
Exceptive (a.) That excepts; including an exception; as, an exceptive proposition.
Exceptless (a.) Not exceptional; usual.
Exceptor (n.) One who takes exceptions.
Excerebration (n.) The act of removing or beating out the brains.
Excerebrose (a.) Brainless.
Excern (v. t.) To excrete; to throw off through the pores; as, fluids are excerned in perspiration.
Excernent (a.) Connected with, or pertaining to, excretion.
Excerp (a.) To pick out.
Excerpted (imp. & p. p.) of Excerpt
Excerpting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Excerpt
Excerpt (v. t.) To select; to extract; to cite; to quote.
Excerpt (n.) An extract; a passage selected or copied from a book or record.
Excerption (n.) The act of excerpting or selecting.
Excerption (n.) That which is selected or gleaned; an extract.
Excerptive (a.) That excerpts, selects, or chooses.
Excerptor (n.) One who makes excerpts; a picker; a culler.
Excess (n.) The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or prover; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light.
Excess (n.) An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.
Excess (n.) The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other.
Excessive (a.) Characterized by, or exhibiting, excess; overmuch.
Exchange (n.) The act of giving or taking one thing in return for another which is regarded as an equivalent; as, an exchange of cattle for grain.
Exchange (n.) The act of substituting one thing in the place of another; as, an exchange of grief for joy, or of a scepter for a sword, and the like; also, the act of giving and receiving reciprocally; as, an exchange of civilities or views.
Exchange (n.) The thing given or received in return; esp., a publication exchanged for another.
Exchange (n.) The process of setting accounts or debts between parties residing at a distance from each other, without the intervention of money, by exchanging orders or drafts, called bills of exchange. These may be drawn in one country and payable in another, in which case they are called foreign bills; or they may be drawn and made payable in the same country, in which case they are called inland bills. The term bill of exchange is often abbreviated into exchange; as, to buy or sell exchange.
Exchange (n.) A mutual grant of equal interests, the one in consideration of the other. Estates exchanged must be equal in quantity, as fee simple for fee simple.
Exchange (n.) The place where the merchants, brokers, and bankers of a city meet at certain hours, to transact business. In this sense often contracted to 'Change.
Exchanged (imp. & p. p.) of Exchange
Exchanging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exchange
Exchange (n.) To part with give, or transfer to another in consideration of something received as an equivalent; -- usually followed by for before the thing received.
Exchange (n.) To part with for a substitute; to lay aside, quit, or resign (something being received in place of the thing parted with); as, to exchange a palace for cell.
Exchange (n.) To give and receive reciprocally, as things of the same kind; to barter; to swap; as, to exchange horses with a neighbor; to exchange houses or hats.
Exchange (v. i.) To be changed or received in exchange for; to pass in exchange; as, dollar exchanges for ten dimes.
Exchangeability (n.) The quality or state of being exchangeable.
Exchangeable (a.) Capable of being exchanged; fit or proper to be exchanged.
Exchangeable (a.) Available for making exchanges; ratable.
Exchangeably (adv.) By way of exchange.
Exchanger (n.) One who exchanges; one who practices exchange.
Excheat (n.) See Escheat.
Excheator (n.) See Escheator.
Exchequer (n.) One of the superior courts of law; -- so called from a checkered cloth, which covers, or formerly covered, the table.
Exchequer (n.) The department of state having charge of the collection and management of the royal revenue. [Eng.] Hence, the treasury; and, colloquially, pecuniary possessions in general; as, the company's exchequer is low.
Exchequered (imp. & p. p.) of Exchequer
Exchequering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exchequer
Exchequer (v. t.) To institute a process against (any one) in the Court of Exchequer.
Excide (v. t.) To cut off.
Excipient (v. t.) Taking an exception.
Excipient (n.) An exceptor.
Excipient (n.) An inert or slightly active substance used in preparing remedies as a vehicle or medium of administration for the medicinal agents.
Exciple (n.) Alt. of Excipulum
Excipulum (n.) The outer part of the fructification of most lichens.
Excisable (a.) Liable or subject to excise; as, tobacco in an excisable commodity.
Excise (n.) In inland duty or impost operating as an indirect tax on the consumer, levied upon certain specified articles, as, tobacco, ale, spirits, etc., grown or manufactured in the country. It is also levied to pursue certain trades and deal in certain commodities. Certain direct taxes (as, in England, those on carriages, servants, plate, armorial bearings, etc.), are included in the excise. Often used adjectively; as, excise duties; excise law; excise system.
Excise (n.) That department or bureau of the public service charged with the collection of the excise taxes.
Excised (imp. & p. p.) of Excise
Excising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Excise
Excise (v. t.) To lay or impose an excise upon.
Excise (v. t.) To impose upon; to overcharge.
Excise (v. t.) To cut out or off; to separate and remove; as, to excise a tumor.
Excisemen (pl. ) of Exciseman
Exciseman (n.) An officer who inspects and rates articles liable to excise duty.
Excision (n.) The act of excising or cutting out or off; extirpation; destruction.
Excision (n.) The act of cutting off from the church; excommunication.
Excision (n.) The removal, especially of small parts, with a cutting instrument.
Excitability (n.) The quality of being readily excited; proneness to be affected by exciting causes.
Excitability (n.) The property manifested by living organisms, and the elements and tissues of which they are constituted, of responding to the action of stimulants; irritability; as, nervous excitability.
Excitable (a.) Capable of being excited, or roused into action; susceptible of excitement; easily stirred up, or stimulated.
Excitant (a.) Tending to excite; exciting.
Excitant (n.) An agent or influence which arouses vital activity, or produces increased action, in a living organism or in any of its tissues or parts; a stimulant.
Excitate (v. t.) To excite.
Excitation (n.) The act of exciting or putting in motion; the act of rousing up or awakening.
Excitation (n.) The act of producing excitement (stimulation); also, the excitement produced.
Excitative (a.) Having power to excite; tending or serving to excite; excitatory.
Excitator (n.) A kind of discarder.
Excitatory (a.) Tending to excite; containing excitement; excitative.
Excited (imp. & p. p.) of Excite
exciting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Excite
Excite (v. t.) To call to activity in any way; to rouse to feeling; to kindle to passionate emotion; to stir up to combined or general activity; as, to excite a person, the spirits, the passions; to excite a mutiny or insurrection; to excite heat by friction.
Excite (v. t.) To call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts.
Exciteful (n.) Full of exciting qualities; as, an exciteful story; exciteful players.
Excitement (n.) The act of exciting, or the state of being roused into action, or of having increased action; impulsion; agitation; as, an excitement of the people.
Excitement (n.) That which excites or rouses; that which moves, stirs, or induces action; a motive.
Excitement (n.) A state of aroused or increased vital activity in an organism, or any of its organs or tissues.
Exciter (n.) One who, or that which, excites.
Exciting (a.) Calling or rousing into action; producing excitement; as, exciting events; an exciting story.
Excitive (a.) Serving or tending to excite; excitative.
Excitive (n.) That which excites; an excitant.
Excito-motion (n.) Motion excited by reflex nerves. See Excito-motory.
Excito-motor (a.) Excito-motory; as, excito-motor power or causes.
Excito-motory (a.) Exciting motion; -- said of that portion of the nervous system concerned in reflex actions, by which impressions are transmitted to a nerve center and then reflected back so as to produce muscular contraction without sensation or volition.
Excito-nutrient (a) Exciting nutrition; said of the reflex influence by which the nutritional processes are either excited or modified.
Excito-secretory (a.) Exciting secretion; -- said of the influence exerted by reflex action on the function of secretion, by which the various glands are excited to action.
Exclaimed (imp. & p. p.) of Exclaim
Exclaiming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exclaim
Exclaim (v. t. & i.) To cry out from earnestness or passion; to utter with vehemence; to call out or declare loudly; to protest vehemently; to vociferate; to shout; as, to exclaim against oppression with wonder or astonishment; "The field is won!" he exclaimed.
Exclaim (n.) Outcry; clamor.
Exclaimer (n.) One who exclaims.
Exclamation (n.) A loud calling or crying out; outcry; loud or emphatic utterance; vehement vociferation; clamor; that which is cried out, as an expression of feeling; sudden expression of sound or words indicative of emotion, as in surprise, pain, grief, joy, anger, etc.
Exclamation (n.) A word expressing outcry; an interjection; a word expressing passion, as wonder, fear, or grief.
Exclamation (n.) A mark or sign by which outcry or emphatic utterance is marked; thus [!]; -- called also exclamation point.
Exclamative (a.) Exclamatory.
Exclamatory (a.) Containing, expressing, or using exclamation; as, an exclamatory phrase or speaker.
Exclave (n.) A portion of a country which is separated from the main part and surrounded by politically alien territory.
Excluded (imp. & p. p.) of Exclude
Excluding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exclude
Exclude (v. t.) To shut out; to hinder from entrance or admission; to debar from participation or enjoyment; to deprive of; to except; -- the opposite to admit; as, to exclude a crowd from a room or house; to exclude the light; to exclude one nation from the ports of another; to exclude a taxpayer from the privilege of voting.
Exclude (v. t.) To thrust out or eject; to expel; as, to exclude young animals from the womb or from eggs.
Exclusion (n.) The act of excluding, or of shutting out, whether by thrusting out or by preventing admission; a debarring; rejection; prohibition; the state of being excluded.
Exclusion (n.) The act of expelling or ejecting a fetus or an egg from the womb.
Exclusion (n.) Thing emitted.
Exclusionary (a.) Tending to exclude; causing exclusion; exclusive.
Exclusionism (n.) The character, manner, or principles of an exclusionist.
Exclusionist (n.) One who would exclude another from some right or privilege; esp., one of the anti-popish politicians of the time of Charles II.
Exclusive (a.) Having the power of preventing entrance; debarring from participation or enjoyment; possessed and enjoyed to the exclusion of others; as, exclusive bars; exclusive privilege; exclusive circles of society.
Exclusive (a.) Not taking into the account; excluding from consideration; -- opposed to inclusive; as, five thousand troops, exclusive of artillery.
Exclusive (n.) One of a coterie who exclude others; one who from real of affected fastidiousness limits his acquaintance to a select few.
Exclusiveness (n.) Quality of being exclusive.
Exclusivism (n.) The act or practice of excluding being exclusive; exclusiveness.
Exclusivist (n.) One who favor or practices any from of exclusiveness or exclusivism.
Exclusory (a.) Able to exclude; excluding; serving to exclude.
Excoct (v. t.) To boil out; to produce by boiling.
Excoction () The act of excocting or boiling out.
Excogitated (imp. & p. p.) of Excogitate
Excogitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Excogitate
Excogitate (v. t.) To think out; to find out or discover by thinking; to devise; to contrive.
Excogitate (v. i.) To cogitate.
Excogitation (n.) The act of excogitating; a devising in the thoughts; invention; contrivance.
Excommune (v. t.) To exclude from participation in; to excommunicate.
Excommunicable (a.) Liable or deserving to be excommunicated; making excommunication possible or proper.
Excommunicant (n.) One who has been excommunicated.
Excommunicate (a.) Excommunicated; interdicted from the rites of the church.
Excommunicate (n.) One excommunicated.
Excommunicated (imp. & p. p.) of Excommunicate
Excommunicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Excommunicate
Excommunicate (v. t.) To put out of communion; especially, to cut off, or shut out, from communion with the church, by an ecclesiastical sentence.
Excommunicate (v. t.) To lay under the ban of the church; to interdict.
Excommunication (n.) The act of communicating or ejecting; esp., an ecclesiastical censure whereby the person against whom it is pronounced is, for the time, cast out of the communication of the church; exclusion from fellowship in things spiritual.
Excommunicator (n.) One who excommunicates.
Excommunion () A shutting out from communion; excommunication.
Excoriable () Capable of being excoriated.
Excoriated (imp. & p. p.) of Eccoriate
excoriating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Eccoriate
Eccoriate (v. t.) To strip or wear off the skin of; to abrade; to gall; to break and remove the cuticle of, in any manner, as by rubbing, beating, or by the action of acrid substances.
Excoriation (n.) The act of excoriating or flaying, or state of being excoriated, or stripped of the skin; abrasion.
Excoriation (n.) Stripping of possession; spoliation.
Excorticate (v. t.) To strip of bark or skin; to decorticate.
Excortication (n.) The act of stripping off bark, or the state of being thus stripped; decortication.
Excreable (a.) Capable of being discharged by spitting.
Excreate (v. t.) To spit out; to discharge from the throat by hawking and spitting.
Excreation (n.) Act of spitting out.
Excrement (n.) Matter excreted and ejected; that which is excreted or cast out of the animal body by any of the natural emunctories; especially, alvine, discharges; dung; ordure.
Excrement (n.) An excrescence or appendage; an outgrowth.
Excremental (a.) Of or pertaining to excrement.
Excrementitial (a.) Alt. of Excrementitious
Excrementitious (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, excrement; of the nature of excrement.
Excrementive (a.) Serving to excrete; connected with excretion or excrement.
Excrementize (v. i.) To void excrement.
Excrescence (n.) An excrescent appendage, as, a wart or tumor; anything growing out unnaturally from anything else; a preternatural or morbid development; hence, a troublesome superfluity; an incumbrance; as, an excrescence on the body, or on a plant.
Excrescency (n.) Excrescence.
Excrescent (a.) Growing out in an abnormal or morbid manner or as a superfluity.
Excrescential (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an excrescence.
Excreta (n. pl.) Matters to be excreted.
Excreted (imp. & p. p.) of Excrete
Excreting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Excrete
Excrete (v. t.) To separate and throw off; to excrete urine.
Excretin (n.) A nonnitrogenous, crystalline body, present in small quantity in human faeces.
Excretion (n.) The act of excreting.
Excretion (n.) That which is excreted; excrement.
Excretive (a.) Having the power of excreting, or promoting excretion.
Excretory (a.) Having the quality of excreting, or throwing off excrementitious matter.
Excruciable (a.) Liable to torment.
Excruciate (a.) Excruciated; tortured.
Excruciated (imp. & p. p.) of Excruciate
Excruciating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Excruciate
Excruciate (v. t.) To inflict agonizing pain upon; to torture; to torment greatly; to rack; as, to excruciate the heart or the body.
Excruciating () Torturing; racking.
Excruciation (n.) The act of inflicting agonizing pain, or the state of being thus afflicted; that which excruciates; torture.
Excubation (n.) A keeping watch.
Excubitorium (n.) A gallery in a church, where persons watched all night.
Exculpable () Capable of being exculpated; deserving exculpation.
Exculpated (imp. & p. p.) of Exculpate
Exculpating () of Exculpate
Exculpate (v. t.) To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.
Exculpation (n.) The act of exculpating from alleged fault or crime; that which exculpates; excuse.
Exculpatory () Clearing, or tending to clear, from alleged fault or guilt; excusing.
Excur (i.) To run out or forth; to extend.
Excurrent (a.) Running or flowing out
Excurrent (a.) Running or extending out; as, an excurrent midrib, one which projects beyond the apex of a leaf; an excurrent steam or trunk, one which continues to the top.
Excurrent (a.) Characterized by a current which flows outward; as, an excurrent orifice or tube.
Excurse (v. t.) To journey or pass thought.
Excursion () A running or going out or forth; an expedition; a sally.
Excursion () A journey chiefly for recreation; a pleasure trip; a brief tour; as, an excursion into the country.
Excursion () A wandering from a subject; digression.
Excursion () Length of stroke, as of a piston; stroke. [An awkward use of the word.]
Excursionist (n.) One who goes on an excursion, or pleasure trip.
Excursive (a.) Prone to make excursions; wandering; roving; exploring; as, an excursive fancy.
Excursus (n.) A dissertation or digression appended to a work, and containing a more extended exposition of some important point or topic.
Excusable (a.) That may be excused, forgiven, justified, or acquitted of blame; pardonable; as, the man is excusable; an excusable action.
Excusation (n.) Excuse; apology.
Excusator (n.) One who makes, or is authorized to make, an excuse; an apologist.
Excusatory (a.) Making or containing excuse or apology; apologetical; as, an excusatory plea.
Excused (imp. & p. p.) of Excuse
Excusing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Excuse
Excuse (v. t.) To free from accusation, or the imputation of fault or blame; to clear from guilt; to release from a charge; to justify by extenuating a fault; to exculpate; to absolve; to acquit.
Excuse (v. t.) To pardon, as a fault; to forgive entirely, or to admit to be little censurable, and to overlook; as, we excuse irregular conduct, when extraordinary circumstances appear to justify it.
Excuse (v. t.) To regard with indulgence; to view leniently or to overlook; to pardon.
Excuse (v. t.) To free from an impending obligation or duty; hence, to disengage; to dispense with; to release by favor; also, to remit by favor; not to exact; as, to excuse a forfeiture.
Excuse (v. t.) To relieve of an imputation by apology or defense; to make apology for as not seriously evil; to ask pardon or indulgence for.
Excuse (v. t.) The act of excusing, apologizing, exculpating, pardoning, releasing, and the like; acquittal; release; absolution; justification; extenuation.
Excuse (v. t.) That which is offered as a reason for being excused; a plea offered in extenuation of a fault or irregular deportment; apology; as, an excuse for neglect of duty; excuses for delay of payment.
Excuse (v. t.) That which excuses; that which extenuates or justifies a fault.
Excuseless (a.) Having no excuse; not admitting of excuse or apology.
Excusement (n.) Excuse.
Excuser (n.) One who offers excuses or pleads in extenuation of the fault of another.
Excuser (n.) One who excuses or forgives another.
Excuss (v. t.) To shake off; to discard.
Excuss (v. t.) To inspect; to investigate; to decipher.
Excuss (v. t.) To seize and detain by law, as goods.
Excussion (n.) The act of excusing; seizure by law.
Exeat (n.) A license for absence from a college or a religious house.
Exeat (n.) A permission which a bishop grants to a priest to go out of his diocese.
Execrable (a.) Deserving to be execrated; accursed; damnable; detestable; abominable; as, an execrable wretch.
Execrated (imp. & p. p.) of Execrate
Execrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Execrate
Execrate (v. t.) To denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil upon; to curse; to protest against as unholy or detestable; hence, to detest utterly; to abhor; to abominate.
Execration (n.) The act of cursing; a curse dictated by violent feelings of hatred; imprecation; utter detestation expressed.
Execration (n.) That which is execrated; a detested thing.
Execrative (a.) Cursing; imprecatory; vilifying.
Execrative (n.) A word used for cursing; an imprecatory word or expression.
Execratory (a.) Of the nature of execration; imprecatory; denunciatory.
Execratory (n.) A formulary of execrations.
Exect (v. t.) To cut off or out. [Obs.] See Exsect.
Exection (n.) See Exsection.
Executable (a.) Capable of being executed; feasible; as, an executable project.
Executant (n.) One who executes or performs; esp., a performer on a musical instrument.
Executed (imp. & p. p.) of Execute
Executing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Execute
Execute (v. t.) To follow out or through to the end; to carry out into complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to perform.
Execute (v. t.) To complete, as a legal instrument; to perform what is required to give validity to, as by signing and perhaps sealing and delivering; as, to execute a deed, lease, mortgage, will, etc.
Execute (v. t.) To give effect to; to do what is provided or required by; to perform the requirements or stimulations of; as, to execute a decree, judgment, writ, or process.
Execute (v. t.) To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor.
Execute (v. t.) Too put to death illegally; to kill.
Execute (v. t.) To perform, as a piece of music, either on an instrument or with the voice; as, to execute a difficult part brilliantly.
Execute (v. i.) To do one's work; to act one's part of purpose.
Execute (v. i.) To perform musically.
Executer (n.) One who performs or carries into effect. See Executor.
Execution (n.) The act of executing; a carrying into effect or to completion; performance; achievement; consummation; as, the execution of a plan, a work, etc.
Execution (n.) A putting to death as a legal penalty; death lawfully inflicted; as, the execution of a murderer.
Execution (n.) The act of the mode of performing a work of art, of performing on an instrument, of engraving, etc.; as, the execution of a statue, painting, or piece of music.
Execution (n.) The carrying into effect the judgment given in a court of law.
Execution (n.) A judicial writ by which an officer is empowered to carry a judgment into effect; final process.
Execution (n.) The act of signing, and delivering a legal instrument, or giving it the forms required to render it valid; as, the execution of a deed, or a will.
Execution (n.) That which is executed or accomplished; effect; effective work; -- usually with do.
Execution (n.) The act of sacking a town.
Executioner (n.) One who executes; an executer.
Executioner (n.) One who puts to death in conformity to legal warrant, as a hangman.
Executive (a.) Designed or fitted for execution, or carrying into effect; as, executive talent; qualifying for, concerned with, or pertaining to, the execution of the laws or the conduct of affairs; as, executive power or authority; executive duties, officer, department, etc.
Executive (n.) An impersonal title of the chief magistrate or officer who administers the government, whether king, president, or governor; the governing person or body.
Executively (adv.) In the way of executing or performing.
Executor (n.) One who executes or performs; a doer; as, an executor of baseness.
Executor (n.) An executioner.
Executor (n.) The person appointed by a testator to execute his will, or to see its provisions carried into effect, after his decease.
Executorial (a.) Of or pertaining to an executive.
Executorship (n.) The office of an executor.
Executory (a.) Pertaining to administration, or putting the laws in force; executive.
Executory (a.) Designed to be executed or carried into effect in time to come, or to take effect on a future contingency; as, an executory devise, reminder, or estate; an executory contract.
Executress (n.) An executrix.
Executrix (n.) A woman exercising the functions of an executor.
Exedent (a.) Eating out; consuming.
Exedrae (pl. ) of Exedra
Exedra (n.) A room in a public building, furnished with seats.
Exedra (n.) The projection of any part of a building in a rounded form.
Exedra (n.) Any out-of-door seat in stone, large enough for several persons; esp., one of curved form.
Exegeses (pl. ) of Exegesis
Exegesis (n.) Exposition; explanation; especially, a critical explanation of a text or portion of Scripture.
Exegesis (n.) The process of finding the roots of an equation.
Exegete (n.) An exegetist.
Exegetic (a.) Alt. of Exegetical
Exegetical (a.) Pertaining to exegesis; tending to unfold or illustrate; explanatory; expository.
Exegetics (n.) The science of interpretation or exegesis.
Exegetist (n.) One versed in the science of exegesis or interpretation; -- also called exegete.
Exemplar (n.) A model, original, or pattern, to be copied or imitated; a specimen; sometimes; an ideal model or type, as that which an artist conceives.
Exemplar (n.) A copy of a book or writing.
Exemplar (a.) Exemplary.
Exemplarily (adv.) In a manner fitted or designed to be an example for imitation or for warning; by way of example.
Exemplariness (n.) The state or quality of being exemplary; fitness to be an example.
Exemplarity (n.) Exemplariness.
Exemplary (a.) Serving as a pattern; deserving to be proposed for imitation; commendable; as, an exemplary person; exemplary conduct.
Exemplary (a.) Serving as a warning; monitory; as, exemplary justice, punishment, or damages.
Exemplary (a.) Illustrating as the proof of a thing.
Exemplary (n.) An exemplar; also, a copy of a book or writing.
Exemplifiable (a.) That can be exemplified.
Exemplification (n.) The act of exemplifying; a showing or illustrating by example.
Exemplification (n.) That which exemplifies; a case in point; example.
Exemplification (n.) A copy or transcript attested to be correct by the seal of an officer having custody of the original.
Exemplifier (n.) One who exemplifies by following a pattern.
Exemplified (imp. & p. p.) of Exemplify
Exemplifying (p. pr. &. vb. n.) of Exemplify
Exemplify (v. t.) To show or illustrate by example.
Exemplify (v. t.) To copy; to transcribe; to make an attested copy or transcript of, under seal, as of a record.
Exemplify (v. t.) To prove or show by an attested copy.
Exempt (a.) Cut off; set apart.
Exempt (a.) Extraordinary; exceptional.
Exempt (a.) Free, or released, from some liability to which others are subject; excepted from the operation or burden of some law; released; free; clear; privileged; -- (with from): not subject to; not liable to; as, goods exempt from execution; a person exempt from jury service.
Exempt (n.) One exempted or freed from duty; one not subject.
Exempt (n.) One of four officers of the Yeomen of the Royal Guard, having the rank of corporal; an Exon.
Exempted (imp. & p. p.) of Exempt
Exempting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exempt
Exempt (a.) To remove; to set apart.
Exempt (a.) To release or deliver from some liability which others are subject to; to except or excuse from he operation of a law; to grant immunity to; to free from obligation; to release; as, to exempt from military duty, or from jury service; to exempt from fear or pain.
Exemptible (a.) That may be exempted.
Exemption (n.) The act of exempting; the state of being exempt; freedom from any charge, burden, evil, etc., to which others are subject; immunity; privilege; as, exemption of certain articles from seizure; exemption from military service; exemption from anxiety, suffering, etc.
Exemptitious (a.) Separable.
Exenterate (v. t.) To take out the bowels or entrails of; to disembowel; to eviscerate; as, exenterated fishes.
Exenteration (n.) Act of exenterating.
Exequatur (n.) A written official recognition of a consul or commercial agent, issued by the government to which he is accredited, and authorizing him to exercise his powers in the place to which he is assigned.
Exequatur (n.) Official recognition or permission.
Exequial (a.) Of or pertaining to funerals; funereal.
Exequious (a.) Funereal.
Exequies (pl. ) of Exequy
Exequy (n.) A funeral rite (usually in the plural); the ceremonies of burial; obsequies; funeral procession.
Exercent (a.) Practicing; professional.
Exercisable (a.) That may be exercised, used, or exerted.
Exercise (n.) The act of exercising; a setting in action or practicing; employment in the proper mode of activity; exertion; application; use; habitual activity; occupation, in general; practice.
Exercise (n.) Exertion for the sake of training or improvement whether physical, intellectual, or moral; practice to acquire skill, knowledge, virtue, perfectness, grace, etc.
Exercise (n.) Bodily exertion for the sake of keeping the organs and functions in a healthy state; hygienic activity; as, to take exercise on horseback.
Exercise (n.) The performance of an office, a ceremony, or a religious duty.
Exercise (n.) That which is done for the sake of exercising, practicing, training, or promoting skill, health, mental, improvement, moral discipline, etc.; that which is assigned or prescribed for such ends; hence, a disquisition; a lesson; a task; as, military or naval exercises; musical exercises; an exercise in composition.
Exercise (n.) That which gives practice; a trial; a test.
Exercised (imp. & p. p.) of Exercise
Exercising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exercise
Exercise (v. t.) To set in action; to cause to act, move, or make exertion; to give employment to; to put in action habitually or constantly; to school or train; to exert repeatedly; to busy.
Exercise (v. t.) To exert for the sake of training or improvement; to practice in order to develop; hence, also, to improve by practice; to discipline, and to use or to for the purpose of training; as, to exercise arms; to exercise one's self in music; to exercise troops.
Exercise (v. t.) To occupy the attention and effort of; to task; to tax, especially in a painful or vexatious manner; harass; to vex; to worry or make anxious; to affect; to discipline; as, exercised with pain.
Exercise (v. t.) To put in practice; to carry out in action; to perform the duties of; to use; to employ; to practice; as, to exercise authority; to exercise an office.
Exercise (v. i.) To exercise one's self, as under military training; to drill; to take exercise; to use action or exertion; to practice gymnastics; as, to exercise for health or amusement.
Exerciser (n.) One who exercises.
Exercisible (a.) Capable of being exercised, employed, or enforced; as, the authority of a magistrate is exercisible within his jurisdiction.
Exercitation (n.) exercise; practice; use.
Exergue (n.) The small space beneath the base line of a subject engraved on a coin or medal. It usually contains the date, place, engraver's name, etc., or other subsidiary matter.
Exerted (imp. & p. p.) of Exert
Exerting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exert
Exert (v. t.) To thrust forth; to emit; to push out.
Exert (v. t.) To put force, ability, or anything of the nature of an active faculty; to put in vigorous action; to bring into active operation; as, to exert the strength of the body, limbs, faculties, or imagination; to exert the mind or the voice.
Exert (v. t.) To put forth, as the result or exercise of effort; to bring to bear; to do or perform.
Exertion (n.) The act of exerting, or putting into motion or action; the active exercise of any power or faculty; an effort, esp. a laborious or perceptible effort; as, an exertion of strength or power; an exertion of the limbs or of the mind; it is an exertion for him to move, to-day.
Exertive (a.) Having power or a tendency to exert; using exertion.
Exertment (n.) Exertion.
Exesion (n.) The act of eating out or through.
Exestuate (v. i.) To be agitated; to boil up; to effervesce.
Exestuation (n.) A boiling up; effervescence.
Exeunt () They go out, or retire from the scene; as, exeunt all except Hamlet. See 1st Exit.
Exfetation (n) Imperfect fetation in some organ exterior to the uterus; extra-uterine fetation.
Exfoliated (imp. & p. p.) of Exfoliate
Exfoliating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exfoliate
Exfoliate (v. i.) To separate and come off in scales or laminae, as pieces of carious bone or of bark.
Exfoliate (v. i.) To split into scales, especially to become converted into scales at the result of heat or decomposition.
Exfoliate (v. t.) To remove scales, laminae, or splinters from the surface of.
Exfoliation (n.) The scaling off of a bone, a rock, or a mineral, etc.; the state of being exfoliated.
Exfoliative (a.) Having the power of causing exfoliation.
Exfoliative (n.) An exfoliative agent.
Exhalable (a.) Capable of being exhaled or evaporated.
Exhalant (a.) Having the quality of exhaling or evaporating.
Exhalation (n.) The act or process of exhaling, or sending forth in the form of steam or vapor; evaporation.
Exhalation (n.) That which is exhaled, or which rises in the form of vapor, fume, or steam; effluvium; emanation; as, exhalations from the earth or flowers, decaying matter, etc.
Exhalation (n.) A bright phenomenon; a meteor.
Exaled (imp. & p. p.) of Exhale
Exaling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exhale
Exhale (v. t.) To breathe out. Hence: To emit, as vapor; to send out, as an odor; to evaporate; as, the earth exhales vapor; marshes exhale noxious effluvia.
Exhale (v. t.) To draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapor; as, the sum exhales the moisture of the earth.
Exhale (v. i.) To rise or be given off, as vapor; to pass off, or vanish.
Exhalement (n.) Exhalation.
Exhalence (n.) Exhalation.
Exhausted (imp. & p. p.) of Exhaust
Exhausting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exhaust
Exhaust (v. t.) To draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely; as, to exhaust the water of a well; the moisture of the earth is exhausted by evaporation.
Exhaust (v. t.) To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury.
Exhaust (v. t.) To drain, metaphorically; to use or expend wholly, or till the supply comes to an end; to deprive wholly of strength; to use up; to weary or tire out; to wear out; as, to exhaust one's strength, patience, or resources.
Exhaust (v. t.) To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
Exhaust (v. t.) To subject to the action of various solvents in order to remove all soluble substances or extractives; as, to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and ether.
Exhaust (a.) Drained; exhausted; having expended or lost its energy.
Exhaust (a.) Pertaining to steam, air, gas, etc., that is released from the cylinder of an engine after having preformed its work.
Exhaust (n.) The steam let out of a cylinder after it has done its work there.
Exhaust (n.) The foul air let out of a room through a register or pipe provided for the purpose.
Exhauster (n.) One who, or that which, exhausts or draws out.
Exhaustibility (n.) Capability of being exhausted.
Exhaustible (a.) Capable of being exhausted, drained off, or expended.
Exhausting (a.) Producing exhaustion; as, exhausting labors.
Exhaustion (n.) The act of draining out or draining off; the act of emptying completely of the contents.
Exhaustion (n.) The state of being exhausted or emptied; the state of being deprived of strength or spirits.
Exhaustion (n.) An ancient geometrical method in which an exhaustive process was employed. It was nearly equivalent to the modern method of limits.
Exhaustive (a.) Serving or tending to exhaust; exhibiting all the facts or arguments; as, an exhaustive method.
Exhaustless (a.) Not be exhausted; inexhaustible; as, an exhaustless fund or store.
Exhaustment (n.) Exhaustion; drain.
Exhausture (n.) Exhaustion.
Exhedra (n.) See Exedra.
Exheredate (v. t.) To disinherit.
Exheredation (n.) A disinheriting; disherisor.
Exhereditation (n.) A disinheriting; disherison.
Exhibited (imp. & p. p.) of Exhibit
Exhibiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exhibit
Exhibit (v. t.) To hold forth or present to view; to produce publicly, for inspection; to show, especially in order to attract notice to what is interesting; to display; as, to exhibit commodities in a warehouse, a picture in a gallery.
Exhibit (v. t.) To submit, as a document, to a court or officer, in course of proceedings; also, to present or offer officially or in legal form; to bring, as a charge.
Exhibit (v. t.) To administer as a remedy; as, to exhibit calomel.
Exhibit (n.) Any article, or collection of articles, displayed to view, as in an industrial exhibition; a display; as, this exhibit was marked A; the English exhibit.
Exhibit (n.) A document produced and identified in court for future use as evidence.
Exhibiter (n.) One who exhibits; one who presents a petition, charge or bill.
Exhibition (n.) The act of exhibiting for inspection, or of holding forth to view; manifestation; display.
Exhibition (n.) That which is exhibited, held forth, or displayed; also, any public show; a display of works of art, or of feats of skill, or of oratorical or dramatic ability; as, an exhibition of animals; an exhibition of pictures, statues, etc.; an industrial exhibition.
Exhibition (n.) Sustenance; maintenance; allowance, esp. for meat and drink; pension. Specifically: (Eng. Univ.) Private benefaction for the maintenance of scholars.
Exhibition (n.) The act of administering a remedy.
Exhibitioner (n.) One who has a pension or allowance granted for support.
Exhibitive (a.) Serving for exhibition; representative; exhibitory.
Exhibitor (n.) One who exhibits.
Exhibitory (a.) Exhibiting; publicly showing.
Exhilarant (a.) Exciting joy, mirth, or pleasure.
Exhilarant (n.) That which exhilarates.
Exhilarated (imp. & p. p.) of Exhilarate
Exilarating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exhilarate
Exhilarate (v. t.) To make merry or jolly; to enliven; to animate; to gladden greatly; to cheer; as, good news exhilarates the mind; wine exhilarates a man.
Exhilarate (v. i.) To become joyous.
Exhilarating (a.) That exhilarates; cheering; gladdening.
Exhilaration (n.) The act of enlivening the spirits; the act of making glad or cheerful; a gladdening.
Exhilaration (n.) The state of being enlivened or cheerful.
Exhorted (imp. & p. p.) of Exhort
Exhorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exhort
Exhort (v. t.) To incite by words or advice; to animate or urge by arguments, as to a good deed or laudable conduct; to address exhortation to; to urge strongly; hence, to advise, warn, or caution.
Exhort (v. i.) To deliver exhortation; to use words or arguments to incite to good deeds.
Exhort (n.) Exhortation.
Exhortation (n.) The act of practice of exhorting; the act of inciting to laudable deeds; incitement to that which is good or commendable.
Exhortation (n.) Language intended to incite and encourage; advice; counsel; admonition.
Exhortative (a.) Serving to exhort; exhortatory; hortative.
Exhortatory (a.) Of or pertaining to exhortation; hortatory.
Exhorter (n.) One who exhorts or incites.
Exhumated (a.) Disinterred.
Exhumation (n.) The act of exhuming that which has been buried; as, the exhumation of a body.
Exhumed (imp. & p. p.) of Exhume
Exhuming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exhume
Exhume (v. t.) To dig out of the ground; to take out of a place of burial; to disinter.
Exiccate (v. t.) See Exsiccate.
Exiccation (n.) See Exsiccation.
Exigence (n.) Exigency.
Exigencies (pl. ) of Exigency
Exigency (n.) The state of being exigent; urgent or exacting want; pressing necessity or distress; need; a case demanding immediate action, supply, or remedy; as, an unforeseen exigency.
Exigendary (n.) See Exigenter.
Exigent (a.) Exacting or requiring immediate aid or action; pressing; critical.
Exigent (n.) Exigency; pressing necessity; decisive moment.
Exigent (n.) The name of a writ in proceedings before outlawry.
Exigenter (n.) An officer in the Court of King's Bench and Common Pleas whose duty it was make out exigents. The office in now abolished.
Exigible (a.) That may be exacted; repairable.
Exiguity (n.) Scantiness; smallness; thinness.
Exiguous (a.) Scanty; small; slender; diminutive.
Exile (n.) Forced separation from one's native country; expulsion from one's home by the civil authority; banishment; sometimes, voluntary separation from one's native country.
Exile (n.) The person expelled from his country by authority; also, one who separates himself from his home.
Exiled (imp. & p. p.) of Exile
Exiling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exile
Exile (v. t.) To banish or expel from one's own country or home; to drive away.
Exile (a.) Small; slender; thin; fine.
Exilement (n.) Banishment.
Exilic (a.) Pertaining to exile or banishment, esp. to that of the Jews in Babylon.
Exilition (n.) A sudden springing or leaping out.
Exility (a.) Smallness; meagerness; slenderness; fineness, thinness.
Eximious (a.) Select; choice; hence, extraordinary, excellent.
Exinanite (v. t.) To make empty; to render of no effect; to humble.
Exinanition (n.) An emptying; an enfeebling; exhaustion; humiliation.
Existed (imp. & p. p.) of Exist
Existing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exist
Exist (v. i.) To be as a fact and not as a mode; to have an actual or real being, whether material or spiritual.
Exist (v. i.) To be manifest in any manner; to continue to be; as, great evils existed in his reign.
Exist (v. i.) To live; to have life or the functions of vitality; as, men can not exist water, nor fishes on land.
Existence (n.) The state of existing or being; actual possession of being; continuance in being; as, the existence of body and of soul in union; the separate existence of the soul; immortal existence.
Existence (n.) Continued or repeated manifestation; occurrence, as of events of any kind; as, the existence of a calamity or of a state of war.
Existence (n.) That which exists; a being; a creature; an entity; as, living existences.
Existency (n.) Existence.
Existent (a.) Having being or existence; existing; being; occurring now; taking place.
Existential (a.) Having existence.
Exister (n.) One who exists.
Existible (a.) Capable of existence.
Existimation (n.) Esteem; opinion; reputation.
Exit () He (or she ) goes out, or retires from view; as, exit Macbeth.
Exit (n.) The departure of a player from the stage, when he has performed his part.
Exit (n.) Any departure; the act of quitting the stage of action or of life; death; as, to make one's exit.
Exit (n.) A way of departure; passage out of a place; egress; way out.
Exitial (a.) Alt. of Exitious
Exitious (a.) Destructive; fatal.
Exo () A prefix signifying out of, outside; as in exocarp, exogen, exoskeleton.
Exocardiac (a.) Alt. of Exocardial
Exocardial (a.) Situated or arising outside of the heat; as, exocardial murmurs; -- opposed to endocardiac.
Exocarp (n.) The outer portion of a fruit, as the flesh of a peach or the rind of an orange. See Illust. of Drupe.
Exoccipital (a.) Pertaining to a bone or region on each side of the great foremen of the skull.
Exoccipital (n.) The exoccipital bone, which often forms a part of the occipital in the adult, but is usually distinct in the young.
Exocetus (n.) Alt. of Exocoetus
Exocoetus (n.) A genus of fishes, including the common flying fishes. See Flying fish.
Exoculate (v. t.) To deprive of eyes.
Exode (n.) Departure; exodus; esp., the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt.
Exode (n.) The final chorus; the catastrophe.
Exode (n.) An afterpiece of a comic description, either a farce or a travesty.
Exodic (a.) Conducting influences from the spinal cord outward; -- said of the motor or efferent nerves. Opposed to esodic.
Exogium (n.) See Exode.
Exodus (n.) A going out; particularly (the Exodus), the going out or journey of the Israelites from Egypt under the conduct of Moses; and hence, any large migration from a place.
Exodus (n.) The second of the Old Testament, which contains the narrative of the departure of the Israelites from Egypt.
Exody (n.) Exodus; withdrawal.
Ex-official (a.) Proceeding from office or authority.
Ex officiis (pl. ) of Ex officio
Ex officio () From office; by virtue, or as a consequence, of an office; officially.
Exogamous (a.) Relating to exogamy; marrying outside of the limits of one's own tribe; -- opposed to endogenous.
Exogamy (n.) The custom, or tribal law, which prohibits marriage between members of the same tribe; marriage outside of the tribe; -- opposed to endogamy.
Exogen (n.) A plant belonging to one of the greater part of the vegetable kingdom, and which the plants are characterized by having c wood bark, and pith, the wood forming a layer between the other two, and increasing, if at all, by the animal addition of a new layer to the outside next to the bark. The leaves are commonly netted-veined, and the number of cotyledons is two, or, very rarely, several in a whorl. Cf. Endogen.
Exogenetic (a.) Arising or growing from without; exogenous.
Exogenous (a.) Pertaining to, or having the character of, an exogen; -- the opposite of endogenous.
Exogenous (a.) Growing by addition to the exterior.
Exogenous (a.) Growing from previously ossified parts; -- opposed to autogenous.
Exogyra (n.) A genus of Cretaceous fossil shells allied to oysters.
Exolete (a.) Obsolete; out of use; state; insipid.
Exolution (n.) See Exsolution.
Exolve (v. t.) To loose; to pay.
Exon (n.) A native or inhabitant of Exeter, in England.
Exon (n.) An officer of the Yeomen of the Guard; an Exempt.
Exonerated (imp. & p. p.) of Exonerate
Exonerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exonerate
Exonerate (v. t.) To unload; to disburden; to discharge.
Exonerate (v. t.) To relieve, in a moral sense, as of a charge, obligation, or load of blame resting on one; to clear of something that lies upon oppresses one, as an accusation or imputation; as, to exonerate one's self from blame, or from the charge of avarice.
Exonerate (v. t.) To discharge from duty or obligation, as a ball.
Exoneration (n.) The act of disburdening, discharging, or freeing morally from a charge or imputation; also, the state of being disburdened or freed from a charge.
Exonerative (a.) Freeing from a burden or obligation; tending to exonerate.
Exonerator (n.) One who exonerates or frees from obligation.
Exophthalmia (n.) The protrusion of the eyeball so that the eyelids will not cover it, in consequence of disease.
Exophthalmic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or characterized by, exophthalmia.
Exophthalmos (n.) Alt. of Exophthalmus
Exophthalmus (n.) Same as Exophthalmia.
Exophthalmy (n.) Exophthalmia.
Exophyllous (a.) Not sheathed in another leaf.
Exoplasm (n.) See Ectosarc, and Ectoplasm.
Exopodite (n.) The external branch of the appendages of Crustacea.
Exoptable (a.) Very desirable.
Exoptile (n.) A name given by Lestiboudois to dicotyledons; -- so called because the plumule is naked.
Exrable (a.) Capable of being moved by entreaty; pitiful; tender.
Exorate (v. t.) To persuade, or to gain, by entreaty.
Exoration (n.) Entreaty.
Exorbitance (n.) Alt. of Exorbitancy
Exorbitancy (n.) A going out of or beyond the usual or due limit; hence, enormity; extravagance; gross deviation from rule, right, or propriety; as, the exorbitances of the tongue or of deportment; exorbitance of demands.
Exorbitant (a.) Departing from an orbit or usual track; hence, deviating from the usual or due course; going beyond the appointed rules or established limits of right or propriety; excessive; extravagant; enormous; inordinate; as, exorbitant appetites and passions; exorbitant charges, demands, or claims.
Exorbitant (a.) Not comprehended in a settled rule or method; anomalous.
Exorbitantly (adv.) In an exorbitant, excessive, or irregular manner; enormously.
Exorbitate (v. i.) To go out of the track; to deviate.
Exorcised (imp. & p. p.) of Exorcise
Exorcising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exorcise
Exorcise (v. t.) To cast out, as a devil, evil spirits, etc., by conjuration or summoning by a holy name, or by certain ceremonies; to expel (a demon) or to conjure (a demon) to depart out of a person possessed by one.
Exorcise (v. t.) To deliver or purify from the influence of an evil spirit or demon.
Exorciser (n.) An exorcist.
Exorcism (n.) The act of exorcising; the driving out of evil spirits from persons or places by conjuration; also, the form of conjuration used.
Exorcism (n.) Conjuration for raising spirits.
Exorcist (n.) One who expels evil spirits by conjuration or exorcism.
Exorcist (n.) A conjurer who can raise spirits.
Exordial (a.) Pertaining to the exordium of a discourse: introductory.
Exordiums (pl. ) of Exordium
Exordia (pl. ) of Exordium
Exordium (n.) A beginning; an introduction; especially, the introductory part of a discourse or written composition, which prepares the audience for the main subject; the opening part of an oration.
Exorhizae (pl. ) of Exorhiza
Exorhiza (n.) A plant Whose radicle is not inclosed or sheathed by the cotyledons or plumule.
Exorhizal (a.) Alt. of Exorhizous
Exorhizous (a.) Having a radicle which is not inclosed by the cotyledons or plumule; of or relating to an exorhiza.
Exornation (n.) Ornament; decoration; embellishment.
Exortive (a.) Rising; relating to the east.
Exosculate (v. t.) To kiss; especially, to kiss repeatedly or fondly.
Exoskeletal (a.) Pertaining to the exoskeleton; as exoskeletal muscles.
Exoskeleton (n.) The hardened parts of the external integument of an animal, including hair, feathers, nails, horns, scales, etc.,as well as the armor of armadillos and many reptiles, and the shells or hardened integument of numerous invertebrates; external skeleton; dermoskeleton.
Exosmose (n.) The passage of gases, vapors, or liquids thought membranes or porous media from within outward, in the phenomena of osmose; -- opposed to endosmose. See Osmose.
Exosmosis (n.) See Exosmose.
Exosmotic (a.) Pertaining to exosmose.
Exospore (n.) The extreme outer wall of a spore; the epispore.
Exosstate (v. t.) To deprive of bones; to take out the bones of; to bone.
Exossation (n.) A depriving of bone or of fruit stones.
Exosse-ous (a.) Boneless.
Exostome (n.) The small aperture or foremen in the outer coat of the ovule of a plant.
Exostosis (n.) Any protuberance of a bone which is not natural; an excrescence or morbid enlargement of a bone.
Exostosis (n.) A knot formed upon or in the wood of trees by disease.
Exoteric (a.) Alt. of Exoterical
Exoterical (a.) External; public; suitable to be imparted to the public; hence, capable of being readily or fully comprehended; -- opposed to esoteric, or secret.
Exoterics (n. pl.) The public lectures or published writings of Aristotle. See Esoterics.
Exoteries (pl. ) of Exotery
Exotery (n.) That which is obvious, public, or common.
Exotheca (n.) The tissue which fills the interspaces between the costae of many madreporarian corals, usually consisting of small transverse or oblique septa.
Exothecium (n.) The outer coat of the anther.
Exotic (a.) Introduced from a foreign country; not native; extraneous; foreign; as, an exotic plant; an exotic term or word.
Exotic (n.) Anything of foreign origin; something not of native growth, as a plant, a word, a custom.
Exotical (a.) Foreign; not native; exotic.
Exoticism (n.) The state of being exotic; also, anything foreign, as a word or idiom; an exotic.
Expanded (imp. & p. p.) of Expand
Expanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expand
Expand (v. t.) To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves.
Expand (v. t.) To cause the particles or parts of to spread themselves or stand apart, thus increasing bulk without addition of substance; to make to occupy more space; to dilate; to distend; to extend every way; to enlarge; -- opposed to contract; as, to expand the chest; heat expands all bodies; to expand the sphere of benevolence.
Expand (v. t.) To state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to expand an equation. See Expansion, 5.
Expand (v. i.) To become widely opened, spread apart, dilated, distended, or enlarged; as, flowers expand in the spring; metals expand by heat; the heart expands with joy.
Expander (n.) Anything which causes expansion esp. (Mech.) a tool for stretching open or expanding a tube, etc.
Expanding (a.) That expands, or may be expanded; extending; spreading; enlarging.
Expanse (n.) That which is expanded or spread out; a wide extent of space or body; especially, the arch of the sky.
Expanse (v. t.) To expand.
Expansibility (n.) The capacity of being expanded; as, the expansibility of air.
Expansible (a.) Capable of being expanded or spread out widely.
Expansile (a.) Expansible.
Expansion (n.) The act of expanding or spreading out; the condition of being expanded; dilation; enlargement.
Expansion (n.) That which is expanded; expanse; extend surface; as, the expansion of a sheet or of a lake; the expansion was formed of metal.
Expansion (n.) Space through which anything is expanded; also, pure space.
Expansion (n.) Enlargement or extension of business transactions; esp., increase of the circulation of bank notes.
Expansion (n.) The developed result of an indicated operation; as, the expansion of (a + b)2 is a2 + 2ab + b2.
Expansion (n.) The operation of steam in a cylinder after its communication with the boiler has been cut off, by which it continues to exert pressure upon the moving piston.
Expansion (n.) The enlargement of the ship mathematically from a model or drawing to the full or building size, in the process of construction.
Expansive (a.) Having a capacity or tendency to expand or dilate; diffusive; of much expanse; wide-extending; as, the expansive force of heat; the expansive quality of air.
Expansure (n.) Expanse.
Ex parte () Upon or from one side only; one-sided; partial; as, an ex parte statement.
Expatiated (imp. & p. p.) of Expatiate
Expariating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expatiate
Expatiate (v. i.) To range at large, or without restraint.
Expatiate (v. i.) To enlarge in discourse or writing; to be copious in argument or discussion; to descant.
Expatiate (v. t.) To expand; to spread; to extend; to diffuse; to broaden.
Expatiation (n.) Act of expatiating.
Expatiatory (a.) Expansive; diffusive.
Expatriated (imp. & p. p.) of Expatriate
Expatriating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expatriate
Expatriate (v. t.) To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of.
Expatriate (v. t.) Reflexively, as To expatriate one's self: To withdraw from one's native country; to renounce the rights and liabilities of citizenship where one is born, and become a citizen of another country.
Expatriation (n.) The act of banishing, or the state of banishment; especially, the forsaking of one's own country with a renunciation of allegiance.
Expected (imp. & p. p.) of Expect
Expecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expect
Expect (v. t.) To wait for; to await.
Expect (v. t.) To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that); as, I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated.
Expect (v. t.) To wait; to stay.
Expect (n.) Expectation.
Expectable (a.) That may be expected or looked for.
Expectance (n.) Alt. of Expectancy
Expectancy (n.) The act of expecting ; expectation.
Expectancy (n.) That which is expected, or looked or waited for with interest; the object of expectation or hope.
Expectant (a.) Waiting in expectation; looking for
Expectant (a.) waiting for the efforts of nature, with little active treatment.
Expectant (n.) One who waits in expectation; one held in dependence by hope of receiving some good.
Expectation (n.) The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen.
Expectation (n.) That which is expected or looked for.
Expectation (n.) The prospect of the future; grounds upon which something excellent is expected to happen; prospect of anything good to come, esp. of property or rank.
Expectation (n.) The value of any chance (as the prospect of prize or property) which depends upon some contingent event. Expectations are computed for or against the occurrence of the event.
Expectation (n.) The leaving of the disease principally to the efforts of nature to effect a cure.
Expectative (a.) Constituting an object of expectation; contingent.
Expectative (n.) Something in expectation; esp., an expectative grace.
Expectedly (adv.) In conformity with expectation.
Expecter (n.) One who expects.
Expectingly (adv.) In a state of expectation.
Expective (a.) Expectative.
Expectorant (a.) Tending to facilitate expectoration or to promote discharges of mucus, etc., from the lungs or throat.
Expectorant (n.) An expectorant medicine.
Expectorated (imp. & p. p.) of Expectorate
Expectorating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expectorate
Expectorate (v. t.) To eject from the trachea or lungs; to discharge, as phlegm or other matter, by coughing, hawking, and spitting; to spit forth.
Expectorate (v. i.) To discharge matter from the lungs or throat by hawking and spitting; to spit.
Expectoration (n.) The act of ejecting phlegm or mucus from the throat or lungs, by coughing, hawking, and spitting.
Expectoration (n.) That which is expectorated, as phlegm or mucus.
Expectorative (a. & n.) Same as Expectorant.
Expede (v. t.) To expedite; to hasten.
Expediate (v. t.) To hasten; to expedite.
Expedience (n.) Alt. of Expediency
Expediency (n.) The quality of being expedient or advantageous; fitness or suitableness to effect a purpose intended; adaptedness to self-interest; desirableness; advantage; advisability; -- sometimes contradistinguished from moral rectitude.
Expediency (n.) Expedition; haste; dispatch.
Expediency (n.) An expedition; enterprise; adventure.
Expedient (a.) Hastening or forward; hence, tending to further or promote a proposed object; fit or proper under the circumstances; conducive to self-interest; desirable; advisable; advantageous; -- sometimes contradistinguished from right.
Expedient (a.) Quick; expeditious.
Expedient (n.) That which serves to promote or advance; suitable means to accomplish an end.
Expedient (n.) Means devised in an exigency; shift.
Expediential () Governed by expediency; seeking advantage; as an expediential policy.
Expediently (adv.) In an expedient manner; fitly; suitably; conveniently.
Expediently (adv.) With expedition; quickly.
Expediment (n.) An expedient.
Expeditate (v. t.) To deprive of the claws or the balls of the fore feet; as, to expeditate a dog that he may not chase deer.
Expedite (a.) Free of impediment; unimpeded.
Expedite (a.) Expeditious; quick; speedily; prompt.
Expedited (imp. & p. p.) of Expedite
Expediting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expedite
Expedite (v. t.) To relieve of impediments; to facilitate; to accelerate the process or progress of; to hasten; to quicken; as, to expedite the growth of plants.
Expedite (v. t.) To despatch; to send forth; to issue officially.
Expeditely (adv.) In expedite manner; expeditiously.
Expediteness (n.) Quality of being expedite.
Expedition (n.) The quality of being expedite; efficient promptness; haste; dispatch; speed; quickness; as to carry the mail with expedition.
Expedition (n.) A sending forth or setting forth the execution of some object of consequence; progress.
Expedition (n.) An important enterprise, implying a change of place; especially, a warlike enterprise; a march or a voyage with martial intentions; an excursion by a body of persons for a valuable end; as, a military, naval, exploring, or scientific expedition; also, the body of persons making such excursion.
Expeditionary (a.) Of or pertaining to an expedition; as, an expeditionary force.
Expeditionist (n.) One who goes upon an expedition. [R].
Expeditious (a.) Possessed of, or characterized by, expedition, or efficiency and rapidity in action; performed with, or acting with, expedition; quick; having celerity; speedily; as, an expeditious march or messenger.
Expeditive (a.) Performing with speed.
Expelled (imp. & p. p.) of Expel
Expelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expel
Expel (v. t.) To drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject; as to expel air from a bellows.
Expel (v. t.) To drive away from one's country; to banish.
Expel (v. t.) To cut off from further connection with an institution of learning, a society, and the like; as, to expel a student or member.
Expel (v. t.) To keep out, off, or away; to exclude.
Expel (v. t.) To discharge; to shoot.
Expellable (a.) Capable of being expelled or driven out.
Expeller (n.) One who, or that which, expels.
Expended (imp. & p. p.) of Expend
Expending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expend
Expend (v. t.) To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use; to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations.
Expend (v. i.) To be laid out, used, or consumed.
Expend (v. i.) To pay out or disburse money.
Expenitor (n.) A disburser; especially, one of the disbursers of taxes for the repair of sewers.
Expenditure (n.) The act of expending; a laying out, as of money; disbursement.
Expenditure (n.) That which is expended or paid out; expense.
Expense (n.) A spending or consuming; disbursement; expenditure.
Expense (n.) That which is expended, laid out, or consumed; cost; outlay; charge; -- sometimes with the notion of loss or damage to those on whom the expense falls; as, the expenses of war; an expense of time.
Expense (n.) Loss.
Expensefull (a.) Full of expense; costly; chargeable.
Expenseless (a.) Without cost or expense.
Expensive (a.) Occasioning expense; calling for liberal outlay; costly; dear; liberal; as, expensive dress; an expensive house or family.
Expensive (a.) Free in expending; very liberal; especially, in a bad scene; extravagant; lavish.
Experience (n.) Trial, as a test or experiment.
Experience (n.) The effect upon the judgment or feelings produced by any event, whether witnessed or participated in; personal and direct impressions as contrasted with description or fancies; personal acquaintance; actual enjoyment or suffering.
Experience (n.) An act of knowledge, one or more, by which single facts or general truths are ascertained; experimental or inductive knowledge; hence, implying skill, facility, or practical wisdom gained by personal knowledge, feeling or action; as, a king without experience of war.
Experienced (imp. & p. p.) of Exrerience
Experiencing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exrerience
Exrerience (v. t.) To make practical acquaintance with; to try personally; to prove by use or trial; to have trial of; to have the lot or fortune of; to have befall one; to be affected by; to feel; as, to experience pain or pleasure; to experience poverty; to experience a change of views.
Exrerience (v. t.) To exercise; to train by practice.
Experienced (p. p. & a.) Taught by practice or by repeated observations; skillful or wise by means of trials, use, or observation; as, an experienced physician, workman, soldier; an experienced eye.
Experiencer (n.) One who experiences.
Experiencer (n.) An experimenter.
Experient (a.) Experienced.
Experiential (a.) Derived from, or pertaining to, experience.
Experientialism (n.) The doctrine that experience, either that ourselves or of others, is the test or criterion of general knowledge; -- opposed to intuitionists.
Experientiallist (n.) One who accepts the doctrine of experientialism. Also used adjectively.
Experiment (n.) Atrial or special observation, made to confirm or disprove something doubtful; esp., one under conditions determined by the experimenter; an act or operation undertaken in order to discover some unknown principle or effect, or to test, establish, or illustrate some suggest or known truth; practical test; poof.
Experiment (n.) Experience.
Experimented (imp. & p. p.) of Experiment
Experinenting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Experiment
Experiment (v. t.) To make experiment; to operate by test or trial; -- often with on, upon, or in, referring to the subject of an experiment; with, referring to the instrument; and by, referring to the means; as, to experiment upon electricity; he experimented in plowing with ponies, or by steam power.
Experiment (v. t.) To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial experience.
Experimental (a.) Pertaining to experiment; founded on, or derived from, experiment or trial; as, experimental science; given to, or skilled in, experiment; as, an experimental philosopher.
Experimental (a.) Known by, or derived from, experience; as, experimental religion.
Experimetalist (n.) One who makes experiments; an experimenter.
Experimentalize (v. i.) To make experiments (upon); to experiment.
Experimentally (adv.) By experiment; by experience or trial.
Experimentarian (a.) Relying on experiment or experience.
Experimentarian (n.) One who relies on experiment or experience.
Experimentation (n.) The act of experimenting; practice by experiment.
Experimentative (a.) Experimental; of the nature of experiment.
Experimentator (n.) An experimenter.
Experimenter (n.) One who makes experiments; one skilled in experiments.
Experimentist (n.) An experimenter.
Experrection (n.) A waking up or arousing.
Expert (a.) Taught by use, practice, or experience, experienced; having facility of operation or performance from practice; knowing and ready from much practice; clever; skillful; as, an expert surgeon; expert in chess or archery.
Expert (n.) An expert or experienced person; one instructed by experience; one who has skill, experience, or extensive knowledge in his calling or in any special branch of learning.
Expert (n.) A specialist in a particular profession or department of science requiring for its mastery peculiar culture and erudition.
Expert (n.) A sworn appraiser.
Expert (v. t.) To experience.
Expertly (adv.) In a skillful or dexterous manner; adroitly; with readiness and accuracy.
Expertness (n.) Skill derived from practice; readiness; as, expertness in seamanship, or in reasoning.
Expetible (a.) Worthy of being wished for; desirable.
Expiable (a.) Capable of being expiated or atoned for; as, an expiable offense; expiable guilt.
Expiated (imp. & p. p.) of Expiate
Expiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expiate
Expiate (v. t.) To extinguish the guilt of by sufferance of penalty or some equivalent; to make complete satisfaction for; to atone for; to make amends for; to make expiation for; as, to expiate a crime, a guilt, or sin.
Expiate (v. t.) To purify with sacred rites.
Expiate (a.) Terminated.
Expiation (n.) The act of making satisfaction or atonement for any crime or fault; the extinguishing of guilt by suffering or penalty.
Expiation (n.) The means by which reparation or atonement for crimes or sins is made; an expiatory sacrifice or offering; an atonement.
Expiation (n.) An act by which the treats of prodigies were averted among the ancient heathen.
Expiatist (n.) An expiator.
Expiator (n.) One who makes expiation or atonement.
Expiatorious (a.) Of an expiatory nature; expiatory.
Expiatory (a.) Having power, or intended, to make expiation; atoning; as, an expiatory sacrifice.
Expilation (n.) The act of expilating or stripping off; plunder; pillage.
Expilator (n.) One who pillages; a plunderer; a pillager.
Expirable (a.) That may expire; capable of being brought to an end.
Expirant (n.) One who expires or is expiring.
Expiration (n.) The act of expiring
Expiration (n.) The act or process of breathing out, or forcing air from the lungs through the nose or mouth; as, respiration consists of inspiration and expiration; -- opposed to inspiration.
Expiration (n.) Emission of volatile matter; exhalation.
Expiration (n.) The last emission of breath; death.
Expiration (n.) A coming to a close; cessation; extinction; termination; end.
Expiration (n.) That which is expired; matter breathed forth; that which is produced by breathing out, as a sound.
Expiratory (a.) Pertaining to, or employed in, the expiration or emission of air from the lungs; as, the expiratory muscles.
Expired (imp. & p. p.) of Expire
Expiring (p. pr & vb. n.) of Expire
Expire (v. t.) To breathe out; to emit from the lungs; to throw out from the mouth or nostrils in the process of respiration; -- opposed to inspire.
Expire (v. t.) To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapor; to emit in minute particles; to exhale; as, the earth expires a damp vapor; plants expire odors.
Expire (v. t.) To emit; to give out.
Expire (v. t.) To bring to a close; to terminate.
Expire (v. i.) To emit the breath.
Expire (v. i.) To emit the last breath; to breathe out the life; to die; as, to expire calmly; to expire in agony.
Expire (v. i.) To come to an end; to cease; to terminate; to perish; to become extinct; as, the flame expired; his lease expires to-day; the month expired on Saturday.
Expire (v. i.) To burst forth; to fly out with a blast.
Expiring (a.) Breathing out air from the lungs; emitting fluid or volatile matter; exhaling; breathing the last breath; dying; ending; terminating.
Expiring (a.) Pertaining to, or uttered at, the time of dying; as, expiring words; expiring groans.
Expiry (n.) Expiration.
Expiscate (v. t.) To fish out; to find out by skill or laborious investigation; to search out.
Expiscation (n.) The act of expiscating; a fishing.
Expiscatory (a.) Tending to fish out; searching out
Explained (imp. & p. p.) of Explain
Explaining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Explain
Explain (a.) To flatten; to spread out; to unfold; to expand.
Explain (a.) To make plain, manifest, or intelligible; to clear of obscurity; to expound; to unfold and illustrate the meaning of; as, to explain a chapter of the Bible.
Explain (v. i.) To give an explanation.
Explainable (a.) Capable of being explained or made plain to the understanding; capable of being interpreted.
Explainer (n.) One who explains; an expounder or expositor; a commentator; an interpreter.
Explanate (a.) Spreading or extending outwardly in a flat form.
Explanation (n.) The act of explaining, expounding, or interpreting; the act of clearing from obscurity and making intelligible; as, the explanation of a passage in Scripture, or of a contract or treaty.
Explanation (n.) That which explains or makes clear; as, a satisfactory explanation.
Explanation (n.) The meaning attributed to anything by one who explains it; definition; interpretation; sense.
Explanation (n.) A mutual exposition of terms, meaning, or motives, with a view to adjust a misunderstanding, and reconcile differences; reconciliation; agreement; as, to come to an explanation.
Explanative (a.) Explanatory.
Explanatoriness (n.) The quality of being explanatory.
Explanatory (a.) Serving to explain; containing explanation; as explanatory notes.
Explat (v. t.) Alt. of Explate
Explate (v. t.) To explain; to unfold.
Expletion (n.) Accomplishment; fulfillment.
Expletive (a.) Filling up; hence, added merely for the purpose of filling up; superfluous.
Expletive (n.) A word, letter, or syllable not necessary to the sense, but inserted to fill a vacancy; an oath.
Expletively (adv.) In the manner of an expletive.
Expletory (a.) Serving to fill up; expletive; superfluous; as, an expletory word.
Explicable (a.) Capable of being explicated; that may be explained or accounted for; admitting explanation.
Explicableness (n.) Quality of being explicable.
Explicate (a.) Evolved; unfolded.
Explicated (imp. & p. p.) of Explicate
Explicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Explicate
Explicate (v. t.) To unfold; to expand; to lay open.
Explicate (v. t.) To unfold the meaning or sense of; to explain; to clear of difficulties or obscurity; to interpret.
Explication (n.) The act of opening, unfolding, or explaining; explanation; exposition; interpretation.
Explication (n.) The sense given by an expositor.
Explicative (a.) Serving to unfold or explain; tending to lay open to the understanding; explanatory.
Explicator (n.) One who unfolds or explains; an expounder; an explainer.
Explicatory (a.) Explicative.
Explicit (a.) A word formerly used (as finis is now) at the conclusion of a book to indicate the end.
Explicit (a.) Not implied merely, or conveyed by implication; distinctly stated; plain in language; open to the understanding; clear; not obscure or ambiguous; express; unequivocal; as, an explicit declaration.
Explicit (a.) Having no disguised meaning or reservation; unreserved; outspoken; -- applied to persons; as, he was earnest and explicit in his statement.
Explicitly (adv.) In an explicit manner; clearly; plainly; without disguise or reservation of meaning; not by inference or implication; as, he explicitly avows his intention.
Explicitness (n.) The quality of being explicit; clearness; directness.
Exploded (imp. & p. p.) of Explode
Exploding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Explode
Explode (v. i.) To become suddenly expanded into a great volume of gas or vapor; to burst violently into flame; as gunpowder explodes.
Explode (v. i.) To burst with force and a loud report; to detonate, as a shell filled with powder or the like material, or as a boiler from too great pressure of steam.
Explode (v. i.) To burst forth with sudden violence and noise; as, at this, his wrath exploded.
Explode (v. t.) To drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play.
Explode (v. t.) To bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance; as, to explode a scheme, fashion, or doctrine.
Explode (v. t.) To cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with fire.
Explode (v. t.) To drive out with violence and noise, as by powder.
Explodent (n.) An instrument or agent causing explosion; an exploder; also, an explosive.
Explodent (n.) See Explosive, n., 2.
Exploder (n.) One who or that which explodes.
Exploder (n.) One who rejects an opinion or scheme with open contempt.
Exploit (n.) A deed or act; especially, a heroic act; a deed of renown; an adventurous or noble achievement; as, the exploits of Alexander the Great.
Exploit (n.) Combat; war.
Exploit (n.) To utilize; to make available; to get the value or usefulness out of; as, to exploit a mine or agricultural lands; to exploit public opinion.
Exploit (n.) Hence: To draw an illegitimate profit from; to speculate on; to put upon.
Exploitation (n.) The act of exploiting or utilizing.
Exploiture (n.) The act of exploiting or accomplishing; achievement.
Exploiture (n.) Exploitation.
Explorable (a.) That may be explored; as, an explorable region.
Explorate (v. t.) To explore.
Exploration (n.) The act of exploring, penetrating, or ranging over for purposes of discovery, especially of geographical discovery; examination; as, the exploration of unknown countries
Exploration (n.) physical examination.
Explorative (a.) Exploratory.
Explorator (n.) One who explores; one who examines closely; a searcher.
Exploratory (a.) Serving or intended to explore; searching; examining; explorative.
Explored (imp. & p. p.) of Explore
Exploring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Explore
Explore (v. t.) To seek for or after; to strive to attain by search; to look wisely and carefully for.
Explore (v. t.) To search through or into; to penetrate or range over for discovery; to examine thoroughly; as, to explore new countries or seas; to explore the depths of science.
Explorement (n.) The act of exploring; exploration.
Explorer (n.) One who explores; also, an apparatus with which one explores, as a diving bell.
Eploring (a.) Employed in, or designed for, exploration.
Explosion (n.) The act of exploding; detonation; a chemical action which causes the sudden formation of a great volume of expanded gas; as, the explosion of gunpowder, of fire damp,etc.
Explosion (n.) A bursting with violence and loud noise, because of internal pressure; as, the explosion of a gun, a bomb, a steam boiler, etc.
Explosion (n.) A violent outburst of feeling, manifested by excited language, action, etc.; as, an explosion of wrath.
Explosive (a.) Driving or bursting out with violence and noise; causing explosion; as, the explosive force of gunpowder.
Explosive (n.) An explosive agent; a compound or mixture susceptible of a rapid chemical reaction, as gunpowder, or nitro-glycerine.
Explosive (n.) A sound produced by an explosive impulse of the breath; (Phonetics) one of consonants p, b, t, d, k, g, which are sounded with a sort of explosive power of voice. [
Expoliation (n.) See Exspoliation.
Expolish (v. t.) To polish thoroughly.
Expone (v. t.) To expound; to explain; also, to expose; to imperil.
Exponent (n.) A number, letter, or any quantity written on the right hand of and above another quantity, and denoting how many times the latter is repeated as a factor to produce the power indicated
Exponent (n.) One who, or that which, stands as an index or representative; as, the leader of a party is the exponent of its principles.
Exponential (a.) Pertaining to exponents; involving variable exponents; as, an exponential expression; exponential calculus; an exponential function.
Exported (imp. & p. p.) of Export
Exporting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Export
Export (v. t.) To carry away; to remove.
Export (v. t.) To carry or send abroad, or out of a country, especially to foreign countries, as merchandise or commodities in the way of commerce; -- the opposite of import; as, to export grain, cotton, cattle, goods, etc.
Export (n.) The act of exporting; exportation; as, to prohibit the export of wheat or tobacco.
Export (n.) That which is exported; a commodity conveyed from one country or State to another in the way of traffic; -- used chiefly in the plural, exports.
Exportability (n.) The quality or state of being suitable for exportation.
Exportable (a.) Suitable for exportation; as, exportable products.
Exportation (n.) The act of exporting; the act of conveying or sending commodities abroad or to another country, in the course of commerce.
Exportation (n.) Commodity exported; an export.
Exportation (n.) The act of carrying out.
Exporter (n.) One who exports; the person who sends goods or commodities to a foreign country, in the way of commerce; -- opposed to importer.
Exposal (n.) Exposure.
Exposed (imp. & p. p.) of Expose
Exposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expose
Expose (v. t.) To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose pictures to public inspection.
Expose (v. t.) To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat.
Expose (v. t.) To deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to public inspection, or bring to public notice, as a thing that shuns publicity, something criminal, shameful, or the like; as, to expose the faults of a neighbor.
Expose (v. t.) To disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making public the character or arts of; as, to expose a cheat, liar, or hypocrite.
Expose (v. t.) A formal recital or exposition of facts; exposure, or revelation, of something which some one wished to keep concealed.
Exposedness (n.) The state of being exposed, laid open, or unprotected; as, an exposedness to sin or temptation.
Exposer (n.) One who exposes or discloses.
Exposition (n.) The act of exposing or laying open; a setting out or displaying to public view.
Exposition (n.) The act of expounding or of laying open the sense or meaning of an author, or a passage; explanation; interpretation; the sense put upon a passage; a law, or the like, by an interpreter; hence, a work containing explanations or interpretations; a commentary.
Exposition (n.) Situation or position with reference to direction of view or accessibility to influence of sun, wind, etc.; exposure; as, an easterly exposition; an exposition to the sun.
Exposition (n.) A public exhibition or show, as of industrial and artistic productions; as, the Paris Exposition of 1878.
Expositive (a.) Serving to explain; expository.
Expositor (n.) One who, or that which, expounds or explains; an expounder; a commentator.
Expository (a.) Pertaining to, or containing, exposition; serving to explain; explanatory; illustrative; exegetical.
Ex post facto () Alt. of Ex postfacto
Ex postfacto () From or by an after act, or thing done afterward; in consequence of a subsequent act; retrospective.
Expostulated (imp. & p. p.) of Expostulate
Expostulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expostulate
Expostulate (v. i.) To reason earnestly with a person on some impropriety of his conduct, representing the wrong he has done or intends, and urging him to make redress or to desist; to remonstrate; -- followed by with.
Expostulate (v. t.) To discuss; to examine.
Expostulation (n.) The act of expostulating or reasoning with a person in opposition to some impropriety of conduct; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest; dissuasion.
Expostulator (n.) One who expostulates.
Expostulatory (a.) Containing expostulation or remonstrance; as, an expostulatory discourse or letter.
Exposture (n.) Exposure.
Exposure (n.) The act of exposing or laying open, setting forth, laying bare of protection, depriving of care or concealment, or setting out to reprobation or contempt.
Exposure (n.) The state of being exposed or laid open or bare; openness to danger; accessibility to anything that may affect, especially detrimentally; as, exposure to observation, to cold, to inconvenience.
Exposure (n.) Position as to points of compass, or to influences of climate, etc.
Exposure (n.) The exposing of a sensitized plate to the action of light.
Expounded (imp. & p. p.) of Expound
Expounding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expound
Expound (v. t.) To lay open; to expose to view; to examine.
Expound (v. t.) To lay open the meaning of; to explain; to clear of obscurity; to interpret; as, to expound a text of Scripture, a law, a word, a meaning, or a riddle.
Expounder (n.) One who expounds or explains; an interpreter.
Express (a.) Exactly representing; exact.
Express (a.) Directly and distinctly stated; declared in terms; not implied or left to inference; made unambiguous by intention and care; clear; not dubious; as, express consent; an express statement.
Express (a.) Intended for a particular purpose; relating to an express; sent on a particular errand; dispatched with special speed; as, an express messenger or train. Also used adverbially.
Express (n.) A clear image or representation; an expression; a plain declaration.
Express (n.) A messenger sent on a special errand; a courier; hence, a regular and fast conveyance; commonly, a company or system for the prompt and safe transportation of merchandise or parcels; also, a railway train for transporting passengers or goods with speed and punctuality.
Express (n.) An express office.
Express (n.) That which is sent by an express messenger or message.
Expressed (imp. & p. p.) of Express
Expressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Express
Express (a.) To press or squeeze out; as, to express the juice of grapes, or of apples; hence, to extort; to elicit.
Express (a.) To make or offer a representation of; to show by a copy or likeness; to represent; to resemble.
Express (a.) To give a true impression of; to represent and make known; to manifest plainly; to show in general; to exhibit, as an opinion or feeling, by a look, gesture, and esp. by language; to declare; to utter; to tell.
Express (a.) To make known the opinions or feelings of; to declare what is in the mind of; to show (one's self); to cause to appear; -- used reflexively.
Express (a.) To denote; to designate.
Express (a.) To send by express messenger; to forward by special opportunity, or through the medium of an express; as, to express a package.
Expressage (n.) The charge for carrying a parcel by express.
Expressible (a.) Capable of being expressed, squeezed out, shown, represented, or uttered.
Expression (n.) The act of expressing; the act of forcing out by pressure; as, the expression of juices or oils; also, of extorting or eliciting; as, a forcible expression of truth.
Expression (n.) The act of declaring or signifying; declaration; utterance; as, an expression of the public will.
Expression (n.) Lively or vivid representation of meaning, sentiment, or feeling, etc.; significant and impressive indication, whether by language, appearance, or gesture; that manner or style which gives life and suggestive force to ideas and sentiments; as, he reads with expression; her performance on the piano has expression.
Expression (n.) That which is expressed by a countenance, a posture, a work of art, etc.; look, as indicative of thought or feeling.
Expression (n.) A form of words in which an idea or sentiment is conveyed; a mode of speech; a phrase; as, a common expression; an odd expression.
Expression (n.) The representation of any quantity by its appropriate characters or signs.
Expressional (a.) Of, or relating to, expression; phraseological; also, vividly representing or suggesting an idea or sentiment.
Expressionless (a.) Destitute of expression.
Expressive (a.) Serving to express, utter, or represent; indicative; communicative; -- followed by of; as, words expressive of his gratitude.
Expressive (a.) Full of expression; vividly representing the meaning or feeling meant to be conveyed; significant; emphatic; as, expressive looks or words.
Expressly (adv.) In an express manner; in direct terms; with distinct purpose; particularly; as, a book written expressly for the young.
Expressmen (pl. ) of Expressman
Expressman (n.) A person employed in the express business; also, the driver of a job wagon.
Expressness (n.) The state or quality of being express; definiteness.
Expressure (n.) The act of expressing; expression; utterance; representation.
Exprobrate (v. t.) To charge upon with reproach; to upbraid.
Exprobration (n.) Reproachful accusation; upbraiding.
Exprobrative (a.) Alt. of Exprobratory
Exprobratory (a.) Expressing reproach; upbraiding; reproachful.
Expropriate (v. t.) To put out of one's possession; to surrender the ownership of; also, to deprive of possession or proprietary rights.
Expropriation (n.) The act of expropriating; the surrender of a claim to exclusive property; the act of depriving of ownership or proprietary rights.
Expugn (v. t.) To take by assault; to storm; to overcome; to vanquish; as, to expugn cities; to expugn a person by arguments.
Expugnable (a.) Capable of being expugned.
Expugnation (n.) The act of taking by assault; conquest.
Expugner (n.) One who expugns.
Expulse (v. t.) To drive out; to expel.
Expulser (n.) An expeller.
Expulsion (n.) The act of expelling; a driving or forcing out; summary removal from membership, association, etc.
Expulsion (n.) The state of being expelled or driven out.
Expulsive (a.) Having the power of driving out or away; serving to expel.
Expunction (n.) The act of expunging or erasing; the condition of being expunged.
Expunged (imp. & p. p.) of Expunge
Expunging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expunge
Expunge (v. t.) To blot out, as with pen; to rub out; to efface designedly; to obliterate; to strike out wholly; as, to expunge words, lines, or sentences.
Expunge (v. t.) To strike out; to wipe out or destroy; to annihilate; as, to expugne an offense.
Expurgated (imp. & p. p.) of Expurgate
Expurgating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Expurgate
Expurgate (v. t.) To purify; to clear from anything noxious, offensive, or erroneous; to cleanse; to purge; as, to expurgate a book.
Expurgation (n.) The act of expurgating, purging, or cleansing; purification from anything noxious, offensive, sinful, or erroneous.
Expurgator (n.) One who expurgates or purifies.
Expurgatorial (a.) Tending or serving to expurgate; expurgatory.
Expurgatorious (a.) Expurgatory.
Expurgatory (a.) Serving to purify from anything noxious or erroneous; cleansing; purifying.
Expurge (v. t.) To purge away.
Exquire (v. t.) To search into or out.
Exquisite (a.) Carefully selected or sought out; hence, of distinguishing and surpassing quality; exceedingly nice; delightfully excellent; giving rare satisfaction; as, exquisite workmanship.
Exquisite (a.) Exceeding; extreme; keen; -- used in a bad or a good sense; as, exquisite pain or pleasure.
Exquisite (a.) Of delicate perception or close and accurate discrimination; not easy to satisfy; exact; nice; fastidious; as, exquisite judgment, taste, or discernment.
Exquisite (n.) One who manifests an exquisite attention to external appearance; one who is overnice in dress or ornament; a fop; a dandy.
Exquisitely (adv.) In an exquisite manner or degree; as, lace exquisitely wrought.
Exquisiteness (n.) Quality of being exquisite.
Exquisitive (a.) Eager to discover or learn; curious.
Exsanguine (a.) Bloodless.
Exsanguineous (a.) Destitute of blood; anaemic; exsanguious.
Exsanguinity (n.) Privation or destitution of blood; -- opposed to plethora.
Exsanguinous (a.) See Exsanguious.
Exsanguious (a.) Destitute of blood.
Exsanguious (a.) Destitute of true, or red, blood, as insects.
Exscinded (imp. & p. p.) of Exscind
Exscinding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exscind
Exscind (v. t.) To cut off; to separate or expel from union; to extirpate.
Exscribe (v. t.) To copy; to transcribe.
Exscript (n.) A copy; a transcript.
Exscriptural (a.) Not in accordance with the doctrines of Scripture; unscriptural.
Exscutellate (a.) Without, or apparently without, a scutellum; -- said of certain insects.
Exsect (v. t.) A cutting out or away.
Exsect (v. t.) The removal by operation of a portion of a limb; particularly, the removal of a portion of a bone in the vicinity of a joint; the act or process of cutting out.
Exsert (a.) Alt. of Exserted
Exserted (a.) Standing out; projecting beyond some other part; as, exsert stamens.
Exsertile (a.) Capable of being thrust out or protruded.
Exsiccant (a.) Having the quality of drying up; causing a drying up.
Exsiccant (n.) An exsiccant medicine.
Exsiccated (imp. & p. p.) of Exsiccate
Exsiccating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exsiccate
Exsiccate (v. t.) To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up.
Exsiccation (n.) The act of operation of drying; evaporation or expulsion of moisture; state of being dried up; dryness.
Exsiccative (a.) Tending to make dry; having the power of drying.
Exsiccator (n.) An apparatus for drying substances or preserving them from moisture; a desiccator; also, less frequently, an agent employed to absorb moisture, as calcium chloride, or concentrated sulphuric acid.
Exsiliency (n.) A leaping out.
Exsolution (n.) Relaxation.
Exspoliation (n.) Spoliation.
Exspuition (n.) A discharge of saliva by spitting.
Exsputory (a.) Spit out, or as if spit out.
Exstipulate (a.) Having no stipules.
Exstrophy (n.) The eversion or turning out of any organ, or of its inner surface; as, exstrophy of the eyelid or of the bladder.
Exsuccous (a.) Destitute of juice; dry; sapless. Latham.
Exsuction (n.) The act of sucking out.
Exsudation (n.) Exudation.
Exsufflate (v. t.) To exorcise or renounce by blowing.
Exsufflation (n.) A blast from beneath.
Exsufflation (n.) A kind of exorcism by blowing with the breath.
Exsufflation (n.) A strongly forced expiration of air from the lungs.
Exsufflicate (a.) Empty; frivolous.
Exsuscitate (v. t.) To rouse; to excite.
Exsuscitation (n.) A stirring up; a rousing.
Extacy (n.) See Ecstasy.
Extance (n.) Outward existence.
Extancy (n.) The state of rising above others; a projection.
Extant (a.) Standing out or above any surface; protruded.
Extant (a.) Still existing; not destroyed or lost; outstanding.
Extant (a.) Publicly known; conspicuous.
Extasy (n. & v. t.) See Ecstasy, n. & v. t.
Extatic (a.) See Ecstatic, a.
Extemporal (a.) Extemporaneous; unpremeditated.
Extemporanean (a.) Extemporaneous.
Extemporaneous (a.) Composed, performed, or uttered on the spur of the moment, or without previous study; unpremeditated; off-hand; extempore; extemporary; as, an extemporaneous address or production.
Extemporarily (adv.) Extemporaneously.
Extemporary (a.) Extemporaneous.
Extemporary (a.) Made for the occasion; for the time being.
Extempore (adv.) Without previous study or meditation; without preparation; on the spur of the moment; suddenly; extemporaneously; as, to write or speak extempore.
Extempore (a.) Done or performed extempore.
Extempore (n.) Speaking or writing done extempore.
Extemporiness (n.) The quality of being done or devised extempore
Extemporization (n.) The act of extemporizing; the act of doing anything extempore.
Extemporized (imp. & p. p.) of Extemporize
Extemporizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Extemporize
Extemporize (v. i.) To speak extempore; especially, to discourse without special preparation; to make an offhand address.
Extemporize (v. t.) To do, make, or utter extempore or off-hand; to prepare in great haste, under urgent necessity, or with scanty or unsuitable materials; as, to extemporize a dinner, a costume, etc.
Extemporizer (n.) One who extemporizes.
Extended (imp. & p. p.) of Extend
Extending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Extend
Extend (v. t.) To stretch out; to prolong in space; to carry forward or continue in length; as, to extend a line in surveying; to extend a cord across the street.
Extend (v. t.) To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them.
Extend (v. t.) To enlarge; to widen; to carry out further; as, to extend the capacities, the sphere of usefulness, or commerce; to extend power or influence; to continue, as time; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to extend the time of payment or a season of trail.
Extend (v. t.) To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand.
Extend (v. t.) To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering.
Extend (v. t.) To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors.
Extend (v. t.) To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.
Extendant (a.) Displaced.
Extendedly (adv.) In an extended manner.
Extender (n.) One who, or that which, extends or stretches anything.
Extendible (a.) Capable of being extended, susceptible of being stretched, extended, enlarged, widened, or expanded.
Extendible (a.) Liable to be taken by a writ of extent.
Extendlessness (n.) Unlimited extension.
Extense (v. t.) Outreaching; expansive; extended, superficially or otherwise.
Extensibility (n.) The quality of being extensible; the capacity of being extended; as, the extensibility of a fiber, or of a plate of metal.
Extensible (a.) Capable of being extended, whether in length or breadth; susceptible of enlargement; extensible; extendible; -- the opposite of contractible or compressible.
Extensibleness (n.) Extensibility.
Extensile (a.) Suited for, or capable of, extension; extensible.
Extension (v. t.) The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
Extension (v. t.) That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.
Extension (v. t.) Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension.
Extension (v. t.) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight line.
Extension (v. t.) The straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion.
Extension (v. t.) A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
Extensional (a.) Having great extent.
Extensionist (n.) One who favors or advocates extension.
Extensive (a.) Having wide extent; of much superficial extent; expanded; large; broad; wide; comprehensive; as, an extensive farm; an extensive lake; an extensive sphere of operations; extensive benevolence; extensive greatness.
Extensive (a.) Capable of being extended.
Extensively (adv.) To a great extent; widely; largely; as, a story is extensively circulated.
Extensiveness (n.) The state of being extensive; wideness; largeness; extent; diffusiveness.
Extensometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the extension of a body, especially for measuring the elongation of bars of iron, steel, or other material, when subjected to a tensile force.
Extensor (n.) A muscle which serves to extend or straighten any part of the body, as an arm or a finger; -- opposed to flexor.
Extensure (n.) Extension.
Extent (a.) Extended.
Extent (n.) Space or degree to which a thing is extended; hence, superficies; compass; bulk; size; length; as, an extent of country or of line; extent of information or of charity.
Extent (n.) Degree; measure; proportion.
Extent (n.) A peculiar species of execution upon debts due to the crown, under which the lands and goods of the debtor may be seized to secure payment.
Extent (n.) A process of execution by which the lands and goods of a debtor are valued and delivered to the creditor.
Extenuated (imp. & p. p.) of Extenuate
Extenuating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Extenuate
Extenuate (v. t.) To make thin or slender; to draw out so as to lessen the thickness.
Extenuate (v. t.) To lessen; to palliate; to lessen or weaken the force of; to diminish the conception of, as crime, guilt, faults, ills, accusations, etc.; -- opposed to aggravate.
Extenuate (v. t.) To lower or degrade; to detract from.
Extenuate (v. i.) To become thinner; to make excuses; to advance palliating considerations.
Extenuate (a.) Thin; slender.
Extenuation (n.) The act of axtenuating or the state of being extenuated; the act of making thin, slender, or lean, or of palliating; diminishing, or lessening; palliation, as of a crime; mitigation, as of punishment.
Extenuator (n.) One who extenuates.
Extenuatory (a.) Tending to extenuate or palliate.
Exterior (a.) External; outward; pertaining to that which is external; -- opposed to interior; as, the exterior part of a sphere.
Exterior (a.) External; on the outside; without the limits of; extrinsic; as, an object exterior to a man, opposed to what is within, or in his mind.
Exterior (a.) Relating to foreign nations; foreign; as, the exterior relations of a state or kingdom.
Exterior (n.) The outward surface or part of a thing; that which is external; outside.
Exterior (n.) Outward or external deportment, form, or ceremony; visible act; as, the exteriors of religion.
Exteriority (n.) Surface; superficies; externality.
Exteriorly (adv.) Outwardly; externally; on the exterior.
Exterminated (imp. & p. p.) of Exterminate
Exterminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exterminate
Exterminate (v. t.) To drive out or away; to expel.
Exterminate (v. t.) To destroy utterly; to cut off; to extirpate; to annihilate; to root out; as, to exterminate a colony, a tribe, or a nation; to exterminate error or vice.
Exterminate (v. t.) To eliminate, as unknown quantities.
Extermination (n.) The act of exterminating; total destruction; eradication; excision; as, the extermination of inhabitants or tribes, of error or vice, or of weeds from a field.
Extermination (n.) Elimination.
Exterminator (n.) One who, or that which, exterminates.
Exterminatory (a.) Of or pertaining to extermination; tending to exterminate.
Extermine (v. t.) To exterminate; to destroy.
Extern (a.) External; outward; not inherent.
Extern (n.) A pupil in a seminary who lives without its walls; a day scholar.
Extern (n.) Outward form or part; exterior.
External (a.) Outward; exterior; relating to the outside, as of a body; being without; acting from without; -- opposed to internal; as, the external form or surface of a body.
External (a.) Outside of or separate from ourselves; (Metaph.) separate from the perceiving mind.
External (a.) Outwardly perceptible; visible; physical or corporeal, as distinguished from mental or moral.
External (a.) Not intrinsic nor essential; accidental; accompanying; superficial.
External (a.) Foreign; relating to or connected with foreign nations; as, external trade or commerce; the external relations of a state or kingdom.
External (a.) Away from the mesial plane of the body; lateral.
External (n.) Something external or without; outward part; that which makes a show, rather than that which is intrinsic; visible form; -- usually in the plural.
Externalism (n.) The quality of being manifest to the senses; external acts or appearances; regard for externals.
Externalism (n.) That philosophy or doctrine which recognizes or deals only with externals, or objects of sense perception; positivism; phenomenalism.
Externalistic (a.) Pertaining to externalism
Externality (n.) State of being external; exteriority
Externality (n.) separation from the perceiving mind.
Externalize (v. t.) To make external; to manifest by outward form.
Externally (adv.) In an external manner; outwardly; on the outside; in appearance; visibly.
Externe (n.) An officer in attendance upon a hospital, but not residing in it; esp., one who cares for the out-patients.
Exterraneous (a.) Foreign; belonging to, or coming from, abroad.
Exterritorial (a.) Beyond the territorial limits; foreign to, or exempt from, the territorial jurisdiction.
Exterritoriality (n.) The state of being beyond the limits of a country.
Exterritoriality (n.) The state of being free from the jurisdiction of a country when within its territorial limits.
Extersion (n.) The act of wiping or rubbing out.
Extilled (imp. & p. p.) of Extill
Extilling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Extill
Extill (v. i.) To drop or distill.
Extillation (n.) Distillation.
Extimulate (v. t.) To stimulate.
Extimulation (n.) Stimulation.
Extinct (a.) Extinguished; put out; quenched; as, a fire, a light, or a lamp, is extinct; an extinct volcano.
Extinct (a.) Without a survivor; without force; dead; as, a family becomes extinct; an extinct feud or law.
Extinct (v. t.) To cause to be extinct.
Extinction (n.) The act of extinguishing or making extinct; a putting an end to; the act of putting out or destroying light, fire, life, activity, influence, etc.
Extinction (n.) State of being extinguished or of ceasing to be; destruction; suppression; as, the extinction of life, of a family, of a quarrel, of claim.
Extine (n.) The outer membrane of the grains of pollen of flowering plants.
Extinguished (imp. & p. p.) of Extinguish
Extinguishing (p pr. & vb. n.) of Extinguish
Extinguish (v. t.) To quench; to put out, as a light or fire; to stifle; to cause to die out; to put an end to; to destroy; as, to extinguish a flame, or life, or love, or hope, a pretense or a right.
Extinguish (v. t.) To obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor.
Extinguishable (a.) Capable of being quenched, destroyed, or suppressed.
Extinguisher (n.) One who, or that which, extinguishes; esp., a hollow cone or other device for extinguishing a flame, as of a torch or candle.
Extinguishment (n.) The act of extinguishing, putting out, or quenching, or the state of being extinguished; extinction; suppression; destruction; nullification; as, the extinguishment of fire or flame, of discord, enmity, or jealousy, or of love or affection.
Extinguishment (n.) The annihilation or extinction of a right or obligation.
Extirp (v. t.) To extirpate.
Extirpable (a.) Capable of being extirpated or eradicated; as, an extirpable plant.
Extirpated (imp. & p. p.) of Extirpate
Extirpating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Extirpate
Extirpate (v. t.) To pluck up by the stem or root; to root out; to eradicate, literally or figuratively; to destroy wholly; as, to extirpate weeds; to extirpate a tumor; to extirpate a sect; to extirpate error or heresy.
Extirpation (n.) The act of extirpating or rooting out, or the state of being extirpated; eradication; excision; total destruction; as, the extirpation of weeds from land, of evil from the heart, of a race of men, of heresy.
Extirpative (a.) Capable of rooting out, or tending to root out.
Extirpator (n.) One who extirpates or roots out; a destroyer.
Extirpatory (a.) Extirpative.
Extirper (n.) Extirpator.
Extispicious (a.) Relating to the inspection of entrails for prognostication.
Extogenous (a.) Exogenous.
Extolled (imp. & p. p.) of Extol
Extolling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Extol
Extol (v. t.) To place on high; to lift up; to elevate.
Extol (v. t.) To elevate by praise; to eulogize; to praise; to magnify; as, to extol virtue; to extol an act or a person.
Extoller (n.) One who extols; one who praises.
Extolment (n.) Praise.
Extorsive (a.) Serving or tending to extort.
Extorted (imp. & p. p.) of Extort
Extorting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Extort
Extort (v. t.) To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.
Extort (v. t.) To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2.
Extort (v. i.) To practice extortion.
Extort (p. p. & a.) Extorted.
Extorter (n.) One who practices extortion.
Extortion (n.) The act of extorting; the act or practice of wresting anything from a person by force, by threats, or by any undue exercise of power; undue exaction; overcharge.
Extortion (n.) The offense committed by an officer who corruptly claims and takes, as his fee, money, or other thing of value, that is not due, or more than is due, or before it is due.
Extortion (n.) That which is extorted or exacted by force.
Extortionary (a.) Extortionate.
Extortionate (a.) Characterized by extortion; oppressive; hard.
Extortioner (n.) One who practices extortion.
Extortious (a.) Extortionate.
Extra- () A Latin preposition, denoting beyond, outside of; -- often used in composition as a prefix signifying outside of, beyond, besides, or in addition to what is denoted by the word to which it is prefixed.
Extra (a.) Beyond what is due, usual, expected, or necessary; additional; supernumerary; also, extraordinarily good; superior; as, extra work; extra pay.
Extras (pl. ) of Extra
Extra (n.) Something in addition to what is due, expected, or customary; something in addition to the regular charge or compensation, or for which an additional charge is made; as, at European hotels lights are extras.
Extraarticular (a.) Situated outside of a joint.
Extraaxillar (a.) Alt. of Extraaxillary
Extraaxillary (a.) Growing outside of the axils; as, an extra-axillary bud.
Extrabranchial (a.) Outside of the branchial arches; -- said of the cartilages thus placed in some fishes.
Extracapsular (a.) Situated outside of a capsule, esp. outside the capsular ligament of a joint.
Extracted (imp. & p. p.) of Extract
Extracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Extract
Extract (v. t.) To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.; as, to extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, a splinter from the finger.
Extract (v. t.) To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Cf. Abstract, v. t., 6.
Extract (v. t.) To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.
Extract (n.) That which is extracted or drawn out.
Extract (n.) A portion of a book or document, separately transcribed; a citation; a quotation.
Extract (n.) A decoction, solution, or infusion made by drawing out from any substance that which gives it its essential and characteristic virtue; essence; as, extract of beef; extract of dandelion; also, any substance so extracted, and characteristic of that from which it is obtained; as, quinine is the most important extract of Peruvian bark.
Extract (n.) A solid preparation obtained by evaporating a solution of a drug, etc., or the fresh juice of a plant; -- distinguished from an abstract. See Abstract, n., 4.
Extract (n.) A peculiar principle once erroneously supposed to form the basis of all vegetable extracts; -- called also the extractive principle.
Extract (n.) Extraction; descent.
Extract (n.) A draught or copy of writing; certified copy of the proceedings in an action and the judgement therein, with an order for execution.
Extractable (a.) Alt. of Extractible
Extractible (a.) Capable of being extracted.
Extractiform (a.) Having the form, appearance, or nature, of an extract.
Extraction (n.) The act of extracting, or drawing out; as, the extraction of a tooth, of a bone or an arrow from the body, of a stump from earth, of a passage from a book, of an essence or tincture.
Extraction (n.) Derivation from a stock or family; lineage; descent; birth; the stock from which one has descended.
Extraction (n.) That which is extracted; extract; essence.
Extractive (a.) Capable of being extracted.
Extractive (a.) Tending or serving to extract or draw out.
Extractive (n.) Anything extracted; an extract.
Extractive (n.) A chemical principle once supposed to exist in all extracts.
Extractive (n.) Any one of a large class of substances obtained by extraction, and consisting largely of nitrogenous hydrocarbons, such as xanthin, hypoxanthin, and creatin extractives from muscle tissue.
Extractor (n.) One who, or that which, extracts
Extractor (n.) A forceps or instrument for extracting substances.
Extractor (n.) A device for withdrawing a cartridge or spent cartridge shell from the chamber of the barrel.
Extradictionary (a.) Consisting not in words, but in realities.
Extraditable (a.) Subject, or liable, to extradition, as a fugitive from justice.
Extraditable (a.) Making liable to extradition; as, extraditable offenses.
Extradited (imp. & p. p.) of Extradite
Extraditing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Extradite
Extradite (v. t.) To deliver up by one government to another, as a fugitive from justice. See Extradition.
Extradition (n.) The surrender or delivery of an alleged criminal by one State or sovereignty to another having jurisdiction to try charge.
Extrados (n.) The exterior curve of an arch; esp., the upper curved face of the whole body of voussoirs. See Intrados.
Extradotal (a.) Forming no part of the dowry; as, extradotal property.
Extrafoliaceous (a.) Away from the leaves, or inserted in a different place from them; as, extrafoliaceous prickles.
Extraforaneous (a.) Pertaining to that which is out of doors.
Extrageneous (a.) Belonging to another race or kind.
Extrajudicial (a.) Out of or beyond the proper authority of a court or judge; beyond jurisdiction; not legally required.
Extralimitary (a.) Being beyond the limit or bounds; as, extraliminary land.
Extralogical (a.) Lying outside of the domain of logic.
Extramission (n.) A sending out; emission.
Extramundane (a.) Beyond the material world.
Extramural (a.) Outside of the walls, as of a fortified or walled city.
Extraneity (n.) State of being without or beyond a thing; foreignness.
Extraneous (a.) Not belonging to, or dependent upon, a thing; without or beyond a thing; not essential or intrinsic; foreign; as, to separate gold from extraneous matter.
Extra-ocular (a.) Inserted exterior to the eyes; -- said of the antennae of certain insects.
Extra-official (a.) Not prescribed by official duty.
Extraordinarily (adv.) In an extraordinary manner or degree.
Extraordinariness (n.) The quality of being extraordinary.
Extraordinary (a.) Beyond or out of the common order or method; not usual, customary, regular, or ordinary; as, extraordinary evils; extraordinary remedies.
Extraordinary (a.) Exceeding the common degree, measure. or condition; hence, remarkable; uncommon; rare; wonderful; as, extraordinary talents or grandeur.
Extraordinary (a.) Employed or sent upon an unusual or special service; as, an ambassador extraordinary.
Extraordinaries (pl. ) of Extraordinary
Extraordinary (n.) That which is extraordinary; -- used especially in the plural; as, extraordinaries excepted, there is nothing to prevent success.
Extraparochial (a.) Beyond the limits of a parish.
Extraphysical (a.) Not subject to physical laws or methods.
Extraprofessional (a.) Foreign to a profession; not within the ordinary limits of professional duty or business.
Extraprovincial (a.) Not within of pertaining to the same province or jurisdiction.
Extraregular (a.) Not comprehended within a rule or rules.
Extrastapedial (a.) Pertaining to a part of the columella of the ear, which, in many animals, projects beyond the connection with the stapes.
Extrastapedial (n.) The extrastapedial part of columella.
Extraterritorial (a.) Beyond the limits of a territory or particular jurisdiction; exterritorial.
Extraterritoriality (n.) The state of being beyond the limits of a particular territory
Extraterritoriality (n.) A fiction by which a public minister, though actually in a foreign country, is supposed still to remain within the territory of his own sovereign or nation.
Extratropical (a.) Beyond or outside of the tropics.
Extraught (p. p.) Extracted; descended.
Extra-uterine (a.) Outside of the uterus, or womb.
Extravagance (n.) A wandering beyond proper limits; an excursion or sally from the usual way, course, or limit.
Extravagance (n.) The state of being extravagant, wild, or prodigal beyond bounds of propriety or duty; want of moderation; excess; especially, undue expenditure of money; vaid and superfluous expense; prodigality; as, extravagance of anger, love, expression, imagination, demands.
Extravagancies (pl. ) of Extravagancy
Extravagancy (n.) Extravagance.
Extravagant (a.) Wandering beyond one's bounds; roving; hence, foreign.
Extravagant (a.) Exceeding due bounds; wild; excessive; unrestrained; as, extravagant acts, wishes, praise, abuse.
Extravagant (a.) Profuse in expenditure; prodigal; wasteful; as, an extravagant man.
Extravagant (n.) One who is confined to no general rule.
Extravagant (n.) Certain constitutions or decretal epistles, not at first included with others, but subsequently made a part of the canon law.
Extravagantly (adv.) In an extravagant manner; wildly; excessively; profusely.
Extravagantness (n.) The state of being extravagant or in excess; excess; extravagance.
Extravaganza (n.) A composition, as in music, or in the drama, designed to produce effect by its wild irregularity; esp., a musical caricature.
Extravaganza (n.) An extravagant flight of sentiment or language.
Extravagate (v. i.) To rove.
Extravagation (n.) A wandering beyond limits; excess.
Extravasated (imp. & p. p.) of Extravasate
Extravasating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Extravasate
Extravasate (v. t.) To force or let out of the proper vessels or arteries, as blood.
Extravasation (n.) The act of forcing or letting out of its proper vessels or ducts, as a fluid; effusion; as, an extravasation of blood after a rupture of the vessels.
Extravascular (a.) Outside the vessels; -- said of the substance of all the tissues.
Extravascular (a.) Destitute of vessels; non-vascular.
Extravenate (a.) Let out of the veins.
Extraversion (n.) The act of throwing out; the state of being turned or thrown out.
Extreat (n.) Extraction.
Extreme (a.) At the utmost point, edge, or border; outermost; utmost; farthest; most remote; at the widest limit.
Extreme (a.) Last; final; conclusive; -- said of time; as, the extreme hour of life.
Extreme (a.) The best of worst; most urgent; greatest; highest; immoderate; excessive; most violent; as, an extreme case; extreme folly.
Extreme (a.) Radical; ultra; as, extreme opinions.
Extreme (a.) Extended or contracted as much as possible; -- said of intervals; as, an extreme sharp second; an extreme flat forth.
Extreme (n.) The utmost point or verge; that part which terminates a body; extremity.
Extreme (n.) Utmost limit or degree that is supposable or tolerable; hence, furthest degree; any undue departure from the mean; -- often in the plural: things at an extreme distance from each other, the most widely different states, etc.; as, extremes of heat and cold, of virtue and vice; extremes meet.
Extreme (n.) An extreme state or condition; hence, calamity, danger, distress, etc.
Extreme (n.) Either of the extreme terms of a syllogism, the middle term being interposed between them.
Extreme (n.) The first or the last term of a proportion or series.
Extremeless (a.) Having no extremes; infinite.
Extremely (adv.) In an extreme manner or state; in the utmost degree; to the utmost point; exceedingly; as, extremely hot or cold.
Extremist (n.) A supporter of extreme doctrines or practice; one who holds extreme opinions.
Extremities (pl. ) of Extremity
Extremity (n.) The extreme part; the utmost limit; the farthest or remotest point or part; as, the extremities of a country.
Extremity (n.) One of locomotive appendages of an animal; a limb; a leg or an arm of man.
Extremity (n.) The utmost point; highest degree; most aggravated or intense form.
Extremity (n.) The highest degree of inconvenience, pain, or suffering; greatest need or peril; extreme need; necessity.
Extricable (a.) Capable of being extricated.
Extricated (imp. & p. p.) of Extricate
Extricating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Extricate
Extricate (v. t.) To free, as from difficulties or perplexities; to disentangle; to disembarrass; as, to extricate a person from debt, peril, etc.
Extricate (v. t.) To cause to be emitted or evolved; as, to extricate heat or moisture.
Extrication (n.) The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement.
Extrication (n.) The act of sending out or evolving.
Extrinsic (a.) Not contained in or belonging to a body; external; outward; unessential; -- opposed to intrinsic.
Extrinsic (a.) Attached partly to an organ or limb and partly to some other part/ -- said of certain groups of muscles. Opposed to intrinsic.
Extrinsical (a.) Extrinsic.
Extrinsicality (n.) Alt. of Extrinsicalness
Extrinsicalness (n.) The state or quality of being extrinsic.
Extroitive (a.) Seeking or going out after external objects.
Extrorsal (a.) Extrorse.
Extrorse (a.) Facing outwards, or away from the axis of growth; -- said esp. of anthers occupying the outer side of the filament.
Extroversion (n.) The condition of being turned wrong side out; as, extroversion of the bladder.
Extruct (v. t.) To construct.
Extruction (n.) A building up; construction.
Extructive (a.) Constructive.
Extructor (n.) A builder.
Extruded (imp. & p. p.) of Extrude
Extruding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Extrude
Extrude (v. t.) To thrust out; to force, press, or push out; to expel; to drive off or away.
Extrusion (n.) The act of thrusting or pushing out; a driving out; expulsion.
Extuberance (n.) A swelling or rising; protuberance.
Extuberancy (n.) Extuberance.
Extuberant (a.) Swollen out; protuberant.
Extuberate (v. i.) To swell out.
Extuberation (n.) Protuberance.
Extumescence (n.) A swelling or rising.
Exuberance (n.) The state of being exuberant; an overflowing quantity; a copious or excessive production or supply; superabundance; richness; as, an exuberance of joy, of fancy, or of foliage.
Exuberancy (n.) Exuberance.
Exuberant (a.) Characterized by abundance or superabundance; plenteous; rich; overflowing; copious or excessive in production; as, exuberant goodness; an exuberant intellect; exuberant foliage.
Exuberate (n.) To abound; to be in great abundance.
Exuccous (a.) See Exsuccous.
Exudate (v. t. & i.) To exude.
Exudation (n.) The act of exuding; sweating; a discharge of humors, moisture, juice, or gum, as through pores or incisions; also, the substance exuded.
Exuded (imp. & p. p.) of Exude
exuding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exude
Exude (v. t.) To discharge through pores or incisions, as moisture or other liquid matter; to give out.
Exude (v. i.) To flow from a body through the pores, or by a natural discharge, as juice.
Exulcerate (v. t. & i.) To ulcerate.
Exulcerate (v. t. & i.) To corrode; to fret; to chafe; to inflame.
Exulcerate (a.) Very sore; ulcerated.
Exulceration (n.) Ulceration.
Exulceration (n.) A fretting; a festering; soreness.
Exulcerative (a.) Tending to cause ulcers; exulceratory.
Exulceratory (a.) Having a tendency to form ulcers; rendering ulcerous.
Exulted (imp. & p. p.) of Exult
Exulting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exult
Exult (v. i.) To be in high spirits; figuratively, to leap for joy; to rejoice in triumph or exceedingly; to triumph; as, an exulting heart.
Exultance (n.) Alt. of Exultancy
Exultancy (n.) Exultation.
Exultant (a.) Inclined to exult; characterized by, or expressing, exultation; rejoicing triumphantly.
Exultation (n.) The act of exulting; lively joy at success or victory, or at any advantage gained; rapturous delight; triumph.
Exulting (a.) Rejoicing triumphantly or exceedingly; exultant.
Exundate (v. i.) To overflow; to inundate.
Exundation (n.) An overflow, or overflowing abundance.
Exungulated (imp. & p. p.) of Exungulate
Exungulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exungulate
Exungulate (v. t.) To pare off, as nails, the hoof, etc.
Exuperable (a.) Surmountable; superable.
Exuperance (n.) Superiority; superfluity.
Exuperant (a.) Surpassing; exceeding; surmounting.
Exuperate (v. t.) To excel; to surmount.
Exuperation (n.) The act of rising or coming into view.
Exurgent (a.) Arising; coming to light.
Exuscitate (v. t.) See Exsuscitate
Exustion (n.) The act or operation of burning up.
Exutory (n.) An issue.
Exuvia () n. sing. of Exuviae.
Exuviability (n.) Capability of shedding the skin periodically.
Exuviable (a.) Capable of being cast off in the form of exuviae.
Exuviae (n. pl.) Cast skins, shells, or coverings of animals; any parts of animals which are shed or cast off, as the skins of snakes, the shells of lobsters, etc.
Exuviae (n. pl.) The fossil shells and other remains which animals have left in the strata of the earth.
Exuvial (a.) Of or pertaining to exuviae.
Exuviated (imp. & p. p.) of Exuviate
Exuviating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Exuviate
Exuviate (v. i.) To shed an old covering or condition preliminary to taking on a new one; to molt.
Exuviation (n.) The rejecting or casting off of some part, more particularly, the outer cuticular layer, as the shells of crustaceans, skins of snakes, etc.; molting; ecdysis.
Ex-votos (pl. ) of Ex-voto
Ex-voto (n.) An offering to a church in fulfillment of a vow.
Ixia (n.) A South African bulbous plant of the Iris family, remarkable for the brilliancy of its flowers.
Ixodes (n.) A genus of parasitic Acarina, which includes various species of ticks. See Tick, the insect.
Ixodian (n.) A tick of the genus Ixodes, or the family Ixodidae.
Ixtle (n.) Alt. of Ixtli
Ixtli (n.) A Mexican name for a variety of Agave rigida, which furnishes a strong coarse fiber; also, the fiber itself, which is called also pita, and Tampico fiber.
Oxen (pl. ) of Ox
Ox (n.) The male of bovine quadrupeds, especially the domestic animal when castrated and grown to its full size, or nearly so. The word is also applied, as a general name, to any species of bovine animals, male and female.
Oxacid (n.) See Oxyacid.
Oxalan (n.) A complex nitrogenous substance C3N3H5O3 obtained from alloxan (or when urea is fused with ethyl oxamate), as a stable white crystalline powder; -- called also oxaluramide.
Oxalantin (n.) A white crystalline nitrogenous substance (C6H4N4O5) obtained by the reduction of parabanic acid; -- called also leucoturic acid.
Oxalate (n.) A salt of oxalic acid.
Oxaldehyde (n.) Same as Glyoxal.
Oxalethyline (n.) A poisonous nitrogenous base (C6H10N2) obtained indirectly from oxamide as a thick transparent oil which has a strong narcotic odor, and a physiological action resembling that of atropine. It is probably related to pyridine.
Oxalic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or contained in, sorrel, or oxalis; specifically, designating an acid found in, and characteristic of, oxalis, and also certain plant of the Buckwheat family.
Oxaline (n.) See Glyoxaline.
Oxalis (n.) A genus of plants, mostly herbs, with acid-tasting trifoliolate or multifoliolate leaves; -- called also wood sorrel.
Oxalite (n.) A yellow mineral consisting of oxalate of iron.
Oxaluramide (n.) Same as Oxalan.
Oxalurate (n.) A salt of oxaluric acid.
Oxaluric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex nitrogenous acid related to the ureids, and obtained from parabanic acid as a white silky crystalline substance.
Oxalyl (n.) A hydrocarbon radical (C2O2) regarded as a residue of oxalic acid and occurring in derivatives of it.
Oxalyl (n.) An old name for carbonyl.
Oxalyl (n.) An old name for carboxyl.
Oxamate (n.) A salt of oxamic acid.
Oxamethane (n.) Ethyl oxamate, obtained as a white scaly crystalline powder.
Oxamethylane (n.) Methyl oxamate, obtained as a pearly white crystalline substance.
Oxamic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid NH2.C2O2.HO obtained as a fine crystalline powder, intermediate between oxalic acid and oxamide. Its ammonium salt is obtained by boiling oxamide with ammonia.
Oxamide (n) A white crystalline neutral substance (C2O2(NH2)2) obtained by treating ethyl oxalate with ammonia. It is the acid amide of oxalic acid. Formerly called also oxalamide.
Oxamidine (n.) One of a series of bases containing the amido and the isonitroso groups united to the same carbon atom.
Oxanillamide (n.) A white crystalline nitrogenous substance, obtained indirectly by the action of cyanogen on aniline, and regarded as an anilide of oxamic acid; -- called also phenyl oxamide.
Oxanilate (n.) A salt of oxanilic acid.
Oxanilic (a.) Pertaining to, or derived from, oxalic acid and aniline; -- used to designate an acid obtained in white crystalline scales by heating these substances together.
Oxanilide (n.) a white crystalline substance, resembling oxanilamide, obtained by heating aniline oxalate, and regarded as a double anilide of oxalic acid; -- called also diphenyl oxamide.
Oxbane (n.) A poisonous bulbous plant (Buphane toxicaria) of the Cape of Good Hope.
Oxbird (n.) The dunlin.
Oxbird (n.) The sanderling.
Oxbird (n.) An African weaver bird (Textor alector).
Oxbiter (n.) The cow blackbird.
Oxbow (n.) A frame of wood, bent into the shape of the letter U, and embracing an ox's neck as a kind of collar, the upper ends passing through the bar of the yoke; also, anything so shaped, as a bend in a river.
Oxeye (n.) The oxeye daisy. See under Daisy.
Oxeye (n.) The corn camomile (Anthemis arvensis).
Oxeye (n.) A genus of composite plants (Buphthalmum) with large yellow flowers.
Oxeye (n.) A titmouse, especially the great titmouse (Parus major) and the blue titmouse (P. coeruleus).
Oxeye (n.) The dunlin.
Oxeye (n.) A fish; the bogue, or box.
Oxeyed (a.) Having large, full eyes, like those of an ox.
Oxfly (n.) The gadfly of cattle.
Oxford (a.) Of or pertaining to the city or university of Oxford, England.
Oxgang (n.) See Bovate.
Oxgoad (n.) A goad for driving oxen.
Oxhead (n.) Literally, the head of an ox (emblem of cuckoldom); hence, a dolt; a blockhead.
Oxheal (n.) Same as Bear's-foot.
Oxheart (n.) A large heart-shaped cherry, either black, red, or white.
Oxhide (n.) The skin of an ox, or leather made from it.
Oxhide (n.) A measure of land. See 3d Hide.
Oxid (n.) See Oxide.
Oxidability (n.) Capability of being converted into an oxide.
Oxidable (a.) Capable of being converted into an oxide.
Oxidated (imp. & p. p.) of Oxidate
Oxidating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Oxidate
Oxidate (v. t.) To oxidize.
Oxidation (n.) The act or process of oxidizing, or the state or result of being oxidized.
Oxidator (n.) An oxidizer.
Oxidator (n.) A contrivance for causing a current of air to impinge on the flame of the Argand lamp; -- called also oxygenator.
Oxide (n.) A binary compound of oxygen with an atom or radical, or a compound which is regarded as binary; as, iron oxide, ethyl oxide, nitrogen oxide, etc.
Oxidizable (a.) Capable of being oxidized.
Oxidized (imp. & p. p.) of Oxidize
Oxidizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Oxidize
Oxidize (v. t.) To combine with oxygen, or subject to the action of oxygen, or of an oxidizing agent.
Oxidize (v. t.) To combine with oxygen or with more oxygen; to add oxygen to; as, to oxidize nitrous acid so as to form nitric acid.
Oxidize (v. t.) To remove hydrogen from (anything), as by the action of oxygen; as, to oxidize alcohol so as to form aldehyde.
Oxidize (v. t.) To subject to the action of oxygen or of an oxidizing agent, so as to bring to a higher grade, as an -ous compound to an -ic compound; as, to oxidize mercurous chloride to mercuric chloride.
Oxidizement (n.) Oxidation.
Oxidizer (n.) An agent employed in oxidation, or which facilitates or brings about combination with oxygen; as, nitric acid, chlorine, bromine, etc., are strong oxidizers.
Oxidulated (a.) Existing in the state of a protoxide; -- said of an oxide.
Oxime (n.) One of a series of isonitroso derivatives obtained by the action of hydroxylamine on aldehydes or ketones.
Oxindol (n.) A white crystalline nitrogenous substance (C8H7NO) of the indol group, obtained by the reduction of dioxindol. It is a so-called lactam compound.
Oxiodic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, certain compounds of iodine and oxygen.
Oxlike (a.) Characteristic of, or like, an ox.
Oxlip (n.) The great cowslip (Primula veris, var. elatior).
Oxonate (n.) A salt of oxonic acid.
Oxonian (a.) Of or relating to the city or the university of Oxford, England.
Oxonian (n.) A student or graduate of Oxford University, in England.
Oxonic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a complex nitrogenous acid (C4H5N3O4) not known in the free state, but obtained, in combination with its salts, by a slow oxidation of uric acid, to which it is related.
Oxpecker (n.) An African bird of the genus Buphaga; the beefeater.
Oxshoe (n.) A shoe for oxen, consisting of a flat piece of iron nailed to the hoof.
Oxter (n.) The armpit; also, the arm.
Oxtongue (n.) A name given to several plants, from the shape and roughness of their leaves; as, Anchusa officinalis, a kind of bugloss, and Helminthia echioides, both European herbs.
Oxy- () A prefix, also used adjectively
Oxy- () A compound containing oxygen.
Oxy- () A compound containing the hydroxyl group, more properly designated by hydroxy-. See Hydroxy-.
Oxyacetic (a.) Hydroxyacetic; designating an acid called also glycolic acid.
Oxyacid (n.) An acid containing oxygen, as chloric acid or sulphuric acid; -- contrasted with the hydracids, which contain no oxygen, as hydrochloric acid. See Acid, and Hydroxy-.
Oxyammonia (n.) Same as Hydroxylamine.
Oxybenzene (n.) Hydroxy benzene. Same as Phenol.
Oxybenzoic (a.) Hydroxybenzoic; pertaining to, or designating, any one of several hydroxyl derivatives of benzonic acid, of which the commonest is salicylic acid.
Oxybromic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, certain compounds of oxygen and bromine.
Oxybutyric (a.) Hydroxybutyric; designating any one of a group of metameric acids (C3H6.OH.CO2H).
Oxycalcium (a.) Of or pertaining to oxygen and calcium; as, the oxycalcium light. See Drummond light.
Oxycaproic (a.) See Leucic.
Oxychloric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating in general, certain compounds containing oxygen and chlorine.
Oxychloric (a.) Formerly designating an acid now called perchloric acid. See Perchloric.
Oxychloride (n.) A ternary compound of oxygen and chlorine; as, plumbic oxychloride.
Oxycrate (n.) A Mixture of water and vinegar.
Oxycymene (n.) Hydroxy cymene. Same as Carvacrol.
Oxygen (n.) A colorless, tasteless, odorless, gaseous element occurring in the free state in the atmosphere, of which it forms about 23 per cent by weight and about 21 per cent by volume, being slightly heavier than nitrogen. Symbol O. Atomic weight 15.96.
Oxygen (n.) Chlorine used in bleaching.
Oxygenated (imp. & p. p.) of Oxygenate
Oxygenating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Oxygenate
Oxygenate (v. t.) To unite, or cause to combine, with oxygen; to treat with oxygen; to oxidize; as, oxygenated water (hydrogen dioxide).
Oxygenation (n.) The act or process of combining or of treating with oxygen; oxidation.
Oxygenator (n.) An oxidizer.
Oxygenic (a.) Pertaining to, containing, or resembling, oxygen; producing oxygen.
Oxygenium (n.) The technical name of oxygen.
Oxygenizable (a.) Oxidizable.
Oxygenized (imp. & p. p.) of Oxygenize
Oxygenizing (p pr. & vb. n.) of Oxygenize
Oxygenize (v. t.) To oxidize.
Oxygenizement (n.) Oxidation.
Oxygenous (a.) Oxygenic.
Oxygon (n.) A triangle having three acute angles.
Oxygonal (a.) Alt. of Oxygonial
Oxygonial (a.) Having acute angles.
OxYhaemacyanin (n.) Alt. of Oxyhaemocyanin
Oxyhaemocyanin (n.) See Haemacyanin.
Oxyhaemoglobin (n.) Alt. of Oxyhemoglobin
Oxyhemoglobin (n.) See Hemoglobin.
Oxyhydrogen (a.) Of or pertaining to a mixture of oxygen and hydrogen; as, oxyhydrogen gas.
Oxymel (n.) A mixture of honey, water, vinegar, and spice, boiled to a sirup.
Oxymethylene (n.) Formic aldehyde, regarded as a methylene derivative.
Oxymoron (n.) A figure in which an epithet of a contrary signification is added to a word; e. g., cruel kindness; laborious idleness.
Oxymuriate (n.) A salt of the supposed oxymuriatic acid; a chloride.
Oxymuriatic (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, oxygen and muriatic acid, that is, hydrochloric acid.
Oxyneurine (n.) See Betaine.
Oxyntic (a.) Acid; producing acid; -applied especially to certain glands and cells in the stomach.
Oxyopia (n.) Alt. of Oxyopy
Oxyopy (n.) Excessive acuteness of sight.
Oxyphenic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, the phenol formerly called oxyphenic acid, and now oxyphenol and pyrocatechin. See Pyrocatechin.
Oxyphenol (n.) A phenol, /////, produced by the distillation of catechin; called also oxyphenic acid, and now pyrocatechin.
Oxyphony (n.) Acuteness or shrillness of voice.
Oxyquinoline (n.) Hydroxy quinoline; a phenol derivative of quinoline, -- called also carbostyril.
Oxyrhyncha (n. pl.) The maioid crabs.
Oxyrrhodine (n.) A mixture of two parts of the oil of roses with one of the vinegar of roses.
Oxysalt (n.) A salt of an oxyacid, as a sulphate.
Oxysulphide (n.) A ternary compound of oxygen and sulphur.
Oxysulphuret (n.) An oxysulphide.
Oxytocic (a.) Promoting uterine contractions, or parturition.
Oxytocic (n.) An oxytocic medicine or agent.
Oxytoluene (n.) One of three hydroxy derivatives of toluene, called the cresols. See Cresol.
Oxytone (a.) Having an acute sound; (Gr. Gram.), having an acute accent on the last syllable.
Oxytone (n.) An acute sound.
Oxytone (n.) A word having the acute accent on the last syllable.
Oxytonical (a.) Oxytone.
Uxorial (a.) Dotingly fond of, or servilely submissive to, a wife; uxorious; also, becoming a wife; pertaining to a wife.
Uxoricidal (a.) Of or pertaining to uxoricide; tending to uxoricide.
Uxoricide (n.) The murder of a wife by her husband.
Uxoricide (n.) One who murders his wife.
Uxorious (a.) Excessively fond of, or submissive to, a wife; being a dependent husband.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".