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  • r noun the 18th letter of the Roman alphabet: the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere: (physics) the universal constant in the gas equation: pressure times volume = R times temperature; equal to 8.3143 joules per kelvin per mole: a unit of radiation exposure; the dose of ionizing radiation that will produce 1 electrostatic unit of electricity in 1 cc of dry air
  • r h.
  • r proteins.
  • r s.
  • r streptokokken.
  • r timolol.
  • r tpa.
  • r warfarin.
  • r wave.
  • ra noun ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen Ra to become the king of the gods: (astronomy) the equatorial coordinate specifying the angle, measured eastward along the celestial equator, from the vernal equinox to the intersection of the hour circle that passes through an object in the sky; usually expressed in hours and minutes and seconds; used with declination to specify positions on the celestial sphere: an intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores
  • raad.
  • rab.
  • rabatin.
  • rabb.
  • rabba.
  • rabbit noun any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food: flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food: the fur of a rabbit: verb hunt rabbits
  • rabbitpox.
  • rabbits.
  • rabbitts.
  • rabe.
  • rabelink.
  • raben.
  • rabid adj. of or infected by rabies: marked by excessive enthusiasm for and intense devotion to a cause or idea
  • rabies noun an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
  • rabies endemic.
  • rabies free.
  • rabies like.
  • rabies neutralizing.
  • rabies related.
  • rabies specific.
  • rabiestm.
  • rabin.
  • rabipur.
  • rac.
  • racaniello.
  • raccoon noun an omnivorous nocturnal mammal native to North America and Central America: the fur of the North American racoon
  • raccoons.
  • race noun a contest of speed: any competition: people who are believed to belong to the same genetic stock: a canal for a current of water: (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species: the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller: verb compete in a race: cause to move fast or to rush or race: to work as fast as possible towards a goal, sometimes in competition with others: step on it
  • racehorse noun a horse bred for racing
  • racehorses.
  • racemase.
  • racemic.
  • racemose adj. having stalked flowers along an elongated stem that continue to open in succession from below as the stem continues to grow
  • racer noun slender fast moving North American snakes: an animal that races: a fast car that competes in races: someone who drives racing cars at high speeds
  • races.
  • rachischisis noun a not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformed; unless several vertebrae are affected or there is myelomeningocele there are few symptoms; can be diagnosed by amniocentesis
  • rachitic adj. affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets
  • racial adj. of or characteristic of race or races or arising from differences among groups: of or related to genetically distinguished groups of people
  • racially adv. with respect to race
  • racing noun the sport of engaging in contests of speed
  • racket noun an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit: a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games: a loud and disturbing noise: the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience: verb hit (a ball) with a racket: make loud and annoying noises: celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
  • rackow.
  • racoons.
  • racusen.
  • racy adj. designed or suitable for competing in a race: suggestive of sexual impropriety: full of zest or vigor: marked by richness and fullness of flavor
  • rad noun a unit of absorbed ionizing radiation equal to 100 ergs per gram of irradiated material: the unit of plane angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to the angle at the center of a circle subtended by an arc equal in length to the radius (approximately 57.295 degrees)
  • radar noun measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
  • radcliffe.
  • radden.
  • rader.
  • raderer.
  • radford.
  • radiaesthesia.
  • radial adj. arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center: issuing in rays from a common center; relating to rays of light: relating to or moving along or having the direction of a radius:relating to or near the radius: noun pneumatic tire that has radial ply casing
  • radialis.
  • radially adv. in a radial manner
  • radials.
  • radiance noun the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light: the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface: an attractive combination of good health and happiness
  • radiant adj. radiating or as if radiating light
  • radiata.
  • radiate verb send out real or metaphoric rays: issue or emerge in rays or waves: cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays:extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center: send out rays or waves: spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate: experience a feeling of well being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion: have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink
  • radiated.
  • radiates.
  • radiating adj. diverging from a common point
  • radiation noun the act of spreading outward from a central source:a radial arrangement of nerve fibers connecting different parts of the brain: the spread of a group of organisms into new habitats: energy that is radiated or transmitted in the form of rays or waves or particles: the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay: (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance:syndrome resulting from exposure to ionizing radiation (e.g., exposure to radioactive chemicals or to nuclear explosions); low doses cause diarrhea and nausea and vomiting and sometimes loss of hair; greater exposure can cause sterility and cataracts and some forms of cancer and other diseases; severe exposure can cause death within hours
  • radiation attenuated.
  • radiation damaged.
  • radiation induced.
  • radiation pneumonitis.
  • radiation related.
  • radiation sensitive.
  • radiations.
  • radiators.
  • radic.
  • radical adj. especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root like stem: arising from or going to the root: of or relating to or constituting a linguistic root: (used of opinions and actions) far beyond the norm: markedly new or introducing radical change: nouna sign placed in front of an expression to denote that a root is to be extracted: a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram:a person who has radical ideas or opinions: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed: (chemistry) two or more atoms bound together as a single unit and forming part of a molecule: an atom or group of atoms with at least one unpaired electron; in the body it is usually an oxygen molecule than has lost an electron and will stabilize itself by stealing an electron from a nearby molecule
  • radical generating.
  • radical induced.
  • radical trapping.
  • radically adv. in a radical manner
  • radicals.
  • radicans.
  • radicicola.
  • radicidentis.
  • radicle noun (anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve)
  • radicles.
  • radicular.
  • radiculitis noun inflammation of the radicle of a nerve
  • radiculomyelitis.
  • radiculomyelopathy.
  • radiculoneuritis.
  • radiculoneuropathy.
  • radiculopathies.
  • radiculopathy.
  • radii.
  • radingae.
  • radio adj. indicating radiation or radioactivity: noun a communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves: medium for communication: an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals: verbtransmit messages via radio waves
  • radio aerosols.
  • radio allergosorbent.
  • radio frequency noun an electromagnetic wave frequency between audio and infrared
  • radio graphy.
  • radio iodinated.
  • radio iodine.
  • radio iron.
  • radio isotope.
  • radio isotopescanning.
  • radio labelled.
  • radio linked.
  • radio opaque adj. not transparent to X rays or other forms of radiation
  • radio pulse.
  • radioactive adj. exhibiting or caused by radioactivity
  • radioactively adv. in a radioactive manner
  • radioactivity noun the spontaneous emission of a stream of particles or electromagnetic rays in nuclear decay
  • radioallergoabsorbent.
  • radioallergosorbent.
  • radioautograph.
  • radiobacter.
  • radiocarpal.
  • radiocephalic.
  • radiocolloid.
  • radiocontrast.
  • radiocopper.
  • radiodense.
  • radiodensity.
  • radiodermatitis.
  • radioenzymatic.
  • radiofemoral.
  • radiofrequencies.
  • radiofrequency.
  • radiograph noun a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X rays or gamma rays)
  • radiographer noun a person who makes radiographs
  • radiographers.
  • radiographic adj. relating to or produced by radiography
  • radiographical.
  • radiographically.
  • radiographics.
  • radiographs.
  • radiography noun photography that uses other kinds of radiation than visible light: the process of making a radiograph; producing an image on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light
  • radioimmunoassay noun immunoassay of a substance that has been radioactively labeled
  • radioimmunoassays.
  • radioiodine.
  • radioisotope noun a radioactive isotope of an element; produced either naturally or artificially
  • radioisotope labelled.
  • radioisotopes.
  • radiolabelled.
  • radiologic.
  • radiological adj. of or relating to radiology
  • radiologically.
  • radiologie.
  • radiologist noun a medical specialist who uses radioactive substances and X rays in the treatment of disease
  • radiologists.
  • radiology noun the branch of medical science dealing with the medical use of X rays or other penetrating radiation: (radiology) examination of the inner structure of opaque objects using X rays or other penetrating radiation
  • radiolucent adj. almost complete transparent to X rays or other forms of radiation
  • radiometric.
  • radiometrically.
  • radionics.
  • radionuclear.
  • radionucleide.
  • radionuclide.
  • radionuclide labelled.
  • radionuclides.
  • radiopharmaceutical noun pharmaceutical consisting of a radioactive compound used in radiation therapy
  • radiopharmaceuticals.
  • radioprotective.
  • radioresistant.
  • radioresponsive.
  • radiosensitive adj. sensitive to radiation
  • radiosensitivity noun sensitivity to the action of radiant energy
  • radiosurgery.
  • radiotherapeutic.
  • radiotherapeutically.
  • radiotherapists.
  • radiotherapy noun (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a radioactive substance
  • radiotracer.
  • radiotracers.
  • radiotranslucent.
  • radioulnar.
  • radiowaves.
  • radium noun an intensely radioactive metallic element that occurs in minute amounts in uranium ores
  • radius noun the length of a line segment between the center and circumference of a circle or sphere: the outer and slightly shorter of the two bones of the human forearm: a circular region whose area is indicated by the length of its radius: a straight line from the center to the perimeter of a circle (or from the center to the surface of a sphere): support consisting of a radial member of a wheel joining the hub to the rim
  • radixin.
  • radmanesh.
  • radolf.
  • radomyos.
  • radon noun a radioactive gaseous element formed by the disintegration of radium; the heaviest of the inert gasses; occurs naturally (especially in areas over granite) and is considered a hazard to health
  • rads.
  • radular.
  • rae.
  • raeb.
  • raebt.
  • raeder's.
  • raf noun a Marxist and Maoist terrorist organization in Germany; a network of underground guerillas who committed acts of violence in the service of the class struggle; a successor to the Baader Meinhof Gang; became one of Europe's most feared terrorist groups; disbanded in 1998: the airforce of Great Britain
  • rafai.
  • raffi.
  • raffin.
  • raft noun a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent: verb make into a raft:travel by raft in water: transport on a raft
  • rafts noun a large number or amount
  • rag noun a boisterous practical joke (especially by college students): a small piece of cloth or paper: a week at British universities during which side shows and processions of floats are organized to raise money for charities: newspaper with half size pages: music with a syncopated melody (usually for the piano): verbbreak into lumps before sorting: play in ragtime: censure severely or angrily: harass with persistent criticism or carping: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations: treat cruelly
  • ragades.
  • ragan.
  • ragbag noun a bag in which rags are kept: a motley assortment of things
  • rage noun violent state of the elements: a state of extreme anger:something that is desired intensely: an interest followed with exaggerated zeal: a feeling of intense anger: verb feel intense anger: be violent; as of fires and storms: behave violently, as if in state of a great anger
  • raged.
  • ragged adj. having an irregular outline: worn out from stress or strain: being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn
  • ragged red.
  • raghu.
  • raging adj. very severe: (of the elements) as if showing violent anger: characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
  • ragpicker noun an unskilled person who picks up rags from trash cans and public dumps as a means of livelihood
  • ragweed noun any of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma:widespread European weed having yellow daisylike flowers; sometimes an obnoxious weed and toxic to cattle if consumed in quantity
  • rahimtoola.
  • rahko.
  • rahman.
  • rahnella.
  • rai.
  • rai's.
  • raia.
  • raidd.
  • raids.
  • rail noun any of numerous widely distributed small wading birds of the family Rallidae having short wings and very long toes for running on soft mud: a horizontal bar (usually of wood): short for railway: a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports: a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll: verb complain bitterly: fish with a handline over the rails of a boat: lay with rails: convey (goods etc.) by rails: separate with a railing: provide with rails: enclose with rails:criticize severely: spread negative information about: travel by rail or train
  • railings.
  • raillietiella.
  • raillietina.
  • railliettiella.
  • railroad noun a line of track providing a runway for wheels: line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight:verb transport by railroad: supply with railroad lines: compel by coercion, threats, or crude means
  • railroad track noun a line of track providing a runway for wheels
  • railroading noun the activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads
  • rails noun a bar or pair of parallel bars of rolled steel making the railway along which railroad cars or other vehicles can roll
  • railway noun line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight: a line of track providing a runway for wheels
  • railways.
  • rain noun anything happening rapidly or in quick successive: water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere: drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds: verb precipitate as rain
  • rainbow noun an illusory hope: an arc of colored light in the sky caused by refraction of the sun's rays by rain
  • raindrop noun a drop of rain
  • rainfall noun water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
  • rainford.
  • rainforest noun a forest with heavy annual rainfall
  • rainforests.
  • rains.
  • rainville.
  • rainwater noun drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
  • rainy adj. (of weather) wet by periods of rain
  • raiola.
  • raise noun increasing the size of a bet (as in poker): the amount a salary is increased: the act of raising something: an upward slope or grade (as in a road): verb raise the level or amount of something:invigorate or heighten: bring (a surface or a design) into relief and cause to project: multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3: establish radio communications with: activate or stir up: cause to be heard or known; express or utter: pronounce (vowels) by bringing the tongue closer to the roof of the mouth: put forward for consideration or discussion: bet more than the previous player: bid (one's partner's suit) at a higher level:summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic:construct, build, or erect: create a disturbance, especially by making a great noise: raise from a lower to a higher position: cause to puff up with a leaven: collect funds for a specific purpose: cause to become alive again: increase: put an end to: raise in rank or condition: cause to assemble or enlist in the military: cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses): move upwards: give a promotion to or assign to a higher position: bring up
  • raised adj. increased especially to abnormal levels: above the surround or above the normal position: embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery
  • raises.
  • raising adj. increasing in quantity or value: noun the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child:helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community: the event of something being raised upward
  • raison.
  • raisz.
  • raiu noun radioactive iodine test that measures the amount of radioactive iodine taken up by the thyroid gland
  • raj noun British dominion over India (1757 1947)
  • rajagopalan.
  • rajendra.
  • rajiformes noun fish with dorsoventrally flattened bodies; includes: rays; skates; guitarfishes; sawfishes
  • rajput noun a member of the dominant Hindu military caste in northern India
  • rajs.
  • rakai.
  • rakhmanova.
  • ral.
  • rale noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
  • rales.
  • rall.
  • rallis.
  • raloxifene.
  • ralston.
  • ram noun uncastrated adult male sheep: a tool for driving or forcing something by impact: the most common computer memory which can be used by programs to perform necessary tasks while the computer is on; an integrated circuit memory chip allows information to be stored or accessed in any order and all storage locations are equally accessible: the first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries: verb strike or drive against with a heavy impact:force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically: crowd or pack to capacity: undergo damage or destruction on impact
  • ramadan noun (Islam) a fast (held from sunrise to sunset) that is carried out during the Islamic month of Ramadan: the ninth month of the Islamic calendar; the month of fasting; the holiest period for the Islamic faith
  • ramakrishna.
  • ramakrishnan.
  • ramanathan.
  • ramaria.
  • ramathibodi.
  • ramazzini.
  • ramazzini's.
  • rambling adj. of a path e.g.: (of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
  • ramifications.
  • ramify verb grow and send out branches or branch like structures:divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork: have or develop complicating consequences
  • ramin.
  • ramipiril.
  • ramipril.
  • ramirez.
  • ramirez venegas.
  • rammohan.
  • ramollissement.
  • ramos.
  • rampant adj. (of a plant) having a lush and unchecked growth:unrestrained and violent
  • ramrod noun a rod used to ram the charge into a muzzle loading firearm: a rod used to clean the barrel of a firearm: a harshly demanding overseer
  • ramsay.
  • ramsey.
  • ramsey goldman.
  • ramstedt.
  • ramzan.
  • ran.
  • rancher noun a person who owns or operates a ranch
  • rancid adj. (used of decomposing oils or fats) having a rank smell or taste usually due to a chemical change or decomposition:smelling of fermentation or staleness
  • randall.
  • randel's.
  • randers.
  • randhawa.
  • randle.
  • randolph.
  • random adj. lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance: taken haphazardly
  • randomised adj. set up or distributed in a deliberately random way
  • randomization noun a deliberately haphazard arrangement of observations so as to simulate chance
  • randomize verb arrange in random order
  • randomized adj. set up or distributed in a deliberately random way
  • randomized trial.
  • randomizing.
  • randomly adv. in a random manner
  • rang.
  • range noun a place for shooting (firing or driving) projectiles of various kinds: a variety of different things or activities: the limits within which something can be effective: a large tract of grassy open land on which livestock can graze: a series of hills or mountains: the limits of the values a function can take: a kitchen appliance used for cooking food: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet": the limit of capability: verb let eat: lay out orderly or logically in a line or as if in a line: range or extend over; occupy a certain area: change or be different within limits: have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun: assign a rank or rating to: feed as in a meadow or pasture: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
  • ranged.
  • rangeli.
  • ranger noun a member of a military unit trained as shock troops for hit and run raids: an official who is responsible for managing and protecting an area of forest: a member of the Texas state highway patrol; formerly a mounted lawman who maintained order on the frontier
  • ranges.
  • ranging adj. wandering freely
  • rangoon noun the capital and largest city of Myanmar; located in the south near the Irrawaddy river delta
  • ranitidine noun a histamine blocker and antacid (trade name Zantac) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux
  • rank adj. growing profusely: very fertile; producing profuse growth:very offensive in smell or taste: complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers:conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible: noun a row or line of people (especially soldiers or police) standing abreast of one another: relative status: the ordinary members of an organization (such as the enlisted soldiers of an army): the body of members of an organization or group: position in a social hierarchy: verb take or have a position relative to others: take precedence or surpass others in rank: assign a rank or rating to
  • ranke's.
  • rankin noun leader in the women's suffrage movement in Montana; the first woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives (1880 1973)
  • ranking adj. having a higher rank: noun position on a scale in relation to others in a sport
  • rankings.
  • rankl.
  • ranks.
  • ranney.
  • ransmission.
  • ransmitted.
  • ranson.
  • rantes.
  • ranum.
  • ranvier.
  • rao.
  • raoult.
  • rap noun genre of African American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged: voluble conversation: a gentle blow: the act of hitting vigorously: a reproach for some lapse or misdeed: the sound made by a gentle blow: verb talk volubly: strike sharply: perform rap music: make light, repeated taps on a surface
  • rapamycin.
  • rapaport.
  • rape noun the crime of forcing a woman to submit to sexual intercourse against her will: the act of despoiling a country in warfare: Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop:verb destroy and strip of its possession: force (someone) to have sex against their will
  • rape seed.
  • rapeseed noun seed of rape plants; source of an edible oil
  • raphael noun an archangel of the Hebrew tradition: Italian painter whose many paintings exemplify the ideals of the High Renaissance (1483 1520)
  • raphe noun a ridge that forms a seam between two parts
  • rapid adj. done or occurring in a brief period of time: characterized by speed; moving with or capable of moving with high speed: noun a part of a river where the current is very fast
  • rapid onset.
  • rapid response.
  • rapid sequence.
  • rapid track.
  • rapidity noun a rate that is rapid
  • rapidly adv. with rapid movements
  • rapie.
  • rapier noun a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
  • rapist noun someone who forces another to have sexual intercourse
  • rapoport.
  • rappaport.
  • rappini.
  • rapport noun a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
  • rara.
  • rare adj. not widely distributed: not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness: (of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside:recurring only at long intervals: marked by an uncommon quality; especially superlative or extreme of its kind: having low density
  • rarefaction noun a decrease in the density of something
  • rarely adv. not often
  • rarer.
  • rarest.
  • rarification.
  • rarities.
  • rarity noun a rarified quality: noteworthy scarcity: something unusual perhaps worthy of collecting
  • rars.
  • ras noun the network in the reticular formation that serves an alerting or arousal function
  • ras bound.
  • ras related.
  • rascol.
  • rasgap.
  • rash adj. imprudently incurring risk: marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences: noun a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences: any red eruption of the skin
  • rashes.
  • rashkind.
  • raskin.
  • raskind.
  • raskob.
  • rasmussen noun Danish ethnologist and arctic explorer; led expeditions into the Arctic to find support for his theory that Eskimos and North American Indians originally migrated from Asia (1879 1933)
  • raspberries.
  • raspberry noun red or black edible aggregate berries usually smaller than the related blackberries: woody brambles bearing usually red but sometimes black or yellow fruits that separate from the receptacle when ripe and are rounder and smaller than blackberries: a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  • raspberry like.
  • rasping adj. unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound: noun uttering in an irritated tone
  • rassmussen.
  • rast.
  • rastelli.
  • rastelli type.
  • rat noun any of various long tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse: a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure: one who reveals confidential information in return for money: a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible:someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike: verbcatch rats, especially with dogs: give (hair) the appearance of being fuller by using a rat: employ scabs or strike breakers in: desert one's party or group of friends, for example, for one's personal advantage:give away information about somebody: take the place of work of someone on strike
  • rat bite.
  • rat proof.
  • ratchet noun mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction: verb move by degrees in one direction only
  • ratcliffe.
  • rate noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis: a quantity or amount or measure considered as a proportion of another quantity or amount or measure: a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit: the relative speed of progress or change: verbassign a rank or rating to: estimate the value of: be worthy of or have a certain rating
  • rate controlling.
  • rate limiting.
  • rate limits.
  • rate related.
  • rate sensing.
  • rate slowing.
  • rated.
  • rates noun a local tax on property (usually used in the plural)
  • rath.
  • rather adv. to some (great or small) extent: on the contrary: to a degree (not used with a negative): more readily or willingly
  • rathke's.
  • rathore.
  • rating noun standing or position on a scale: act of ascertaining or fixing the value or worth of: an appraisal of the value of something:rank in a military organization
  • ratio noun the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
  • ration noun the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel): a fixed portion that is allotted (especially in times of scarcity): verb distribute in rations, as in the army: restrict the consumption of a relatively scarce commodity, as during war
  • rational adj. having its source in or being guided by the intellect (distinguished from experience or emotion): consistent with or based on or using reason: capable of being expressed as a quotient of integers: of or associated with or requiring the use of the mind: nounan integer or a fraction
  • rationale noun (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)
  • rationales.
  • rationality noun the quality of being consistent with or based on logic: the state of having good sense and sound judgment
  • rationalization noun the organization of a business according to scientific principles of management in order to increase efficiency:(mathematics) the simplification of an expression or equation by eliminating radicals without changing the value of the expression or the roots of the equation: the cognitive process of making something seem consistent with or based on reason: (psychiatry) a defense mechanism by which your true motivation is concealed by explaining your actions and feelings in a way that is not threatening: systematic organization; the act of organizing something according to a system or a rationale
  • rationalizations.
  • rationalize verb remove irrational quantities from: think rationally; employ logic or reason: structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results: weed out unwanted or unnecessary things: defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
  • rationalized.
  • rationalizing.
  • rationally adv. in a rational manner
  • rationed adj. distributed equitably in limited individual portions
  • rationing noun the act of rationing
  • rations.
  • ratios.
  • ratnoff.
  • raton.
  • rats.
  • ratsitorahina.
  • rattle noun loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail: a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken: a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders): verb shake and cause to make a rattling noise: make short successive sounds
  • rattlesnake noun pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken
  • rattlesnakes.
  • rattling adj. quick and energetic: extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers: adv. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal: noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
  • rattus noun common house rats; upper incisors have a beveled edge
  • rature.
  • ratziu.
  • rauch.
  • raue.
  • ravages.
  • ravaud.
  • ravdin.
  • raven noun large black bird with a straight bill and long wedge shaped tail: verb feed greedily: prey on or hunt for: obtain or seize by violence: eat greedily
  • raviglione.
  • ravkilde.
  • ravussin.
  • raw adj. not treated with heat to prepare it for eating: lacking training or experience: brutally unfair or harsh: used of wood and furniture: having the surface exposed and painful: untempered and unrefined: not processed or refined: not processed or subjected to analysis: (used informally) completely unclothed: unpleasantly cold and damp: devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure: hurting: (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes: noun informal terms for nakedness
  • rawles.
  • rawlin.
  • rawlins.
  • rawson.
  • ray noun cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins: any of the stiff bony rods in the fin of a fish: a branch of an umbel or an umbelliform inflorescence:(mathematics) a straight line extending from a point: the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization: a column of light (as from a beacon): a group of nearly parallel lines of electromagnetic radiation: verb emit as rays: expose to radiation: extend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center
  • raymond.
  • raynaud's.
  • raynaud's type.
  • rayne.
  • rayner.
  • rayon noun a synthetic silklike fabric
  • rays.
  • raz.
  • raza.
  • razin.
  • razor noun edge tool used in shaving: verb shave with a razor
  • razors.
  • razzore.
  • rb noun a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali metal group; burns in air and reacts violently in water; occurs in carnallite and lepidolite and pollucite
  • rb's.
  • rb ild.
  • rb like.
  • rb null.
  • rb related.
  • rbb.
  • rbbb.
  • rbc noun a mature blood cell that contains hemoglobin to carry oxygen to the bodily tissues; a biconcave disc that has no nucleus
  • rbg.
  • rbh.
  • rbmy.
  • rc.
  • rca.
  • rccs.
  • rcds.
  • rcgp's.
  • rck's.
  • rcn.
  • rco.
  • rcog.
  • rcpe.
  • rcrm.
  • rcsm.
  • rcts.
  • rcv.
  • rd.
  • rdg.
  • rdh.
  • rdr.
  • re noun the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization: ancient Egyptian sun god with the head of a hawk; a universal creator; he merged with the god Amen as Amen Ra to become the king of the gods: a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is obtained as a by product in refining molybdenum
  • re's.
  • re absorption.
  • re admission.
  • re analysis.
  • re animation.
  • re appraisal.
  • re assessing.
  • re bleeding.
  • re challenge.
  • re dosing.
  • re emerge verb appear again
  • re emerged.
  • re emergence.
  • re emergent.
  • re emerges.
  • re emerging.
  • re emit.
  • re emphasize verb emphasize anew
  • re emphasizes.
  • re encounter.
  • re engineering.
  • re enter verb enter again
  • re enters.
  • re entrain.
  • re entrant adj. (of angles) pointing inward
  • re entry.
  • re epithelialization.
  • re epithelialized.
  • re equilibration.
  • re establish.
  • re established.
  • re establishing.
  • re establishment noun restoration to a previous state
  • re esterification.
  • re esterified.
  • re evaluate.
  • re evaluated.
  • re evaluation.
  • re examination.
  • re examined.
  • re excise.
  • re excision.
  • re excreted.
  • re expand.
  • re expansion.
  • re experienced.
  • re experiencing noun a recurrence of a prior experience
  • re exploration.
  • re explored.
  • re exploring.
  • re exposed.
  • re exposure.
  • re expressed.
  • re garded.
  • re growth.
  • re induce.
  • re inspect.
  • re labelling.
  • re ligation.
  • re moulded.
  • re occurrence.
  • re passaged.
  • re present.
  • re presents.
  • re routed.
  • re siting.
  • re sting.
  • re uptake noun a process of using up or consuming again
  • re utilized.
  • re warm.
  • re warming.
  • re zero.
  • rea.
  • reabsoption.
  • reabsorb verb undergo resorption
  • reabsorbable.
  • reabsorbed.
  • reabsorbs.
  • reabsorption noun the organic process in which the substance of some differentiated structure that has been produced by the body undergoes lysis and assimilation
  • reabsorptive.
  • reabstracted.
  • reaccumulate.
  • reaccumulates.
  • reach noun the act of physically reaching or thrusting out: an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet": the limit of capability: the limits within which something can be effective: verb be in or establish communication with: move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense: reach a point in time, or a certain state or level: reach a destination, either real or abstract: reach a goal, e.g., "make the first team": to extend as far as: to exert much effort or energy: place into the hands or custody of: to gain with effort
  • reached.
  • reaches.
  • reaching noun accomplishment of an objective: the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
  • reacquired.
  • react verb undergo a chemical reaction; react with another substance under certain conditions: show a response or a reaction to something: act against or in opposition to
  • reactant noun a chemical substance that is present at the start of a chemical reaction
  • reactants.
  • reacted.
  • reacting.
  • reaction noun doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like: a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent: an idea evoked by some experience: extreme conservatism in political or social matters: a response that reveals a person's feelings or attitude: (mechanics) the equal and opposite force that is produced when any force is applied to a body: (chemistry) a process in which one or more substances are changed into others
  • reaction based.
  • reaction probe.
  • reactional.
  • reactions.
  • reactivate verb activate (an old file) anew
  • reactivated.
  • reactivates.
  • reactivation.
  • reactivations.
  • reactivator.
  • reactive adj. participating readily in reactions: tending to react to a stimulus
  • reactive centre.
  • reactivities.
  • reactivity noun ready susceptibility to chemical change:responsive to stimulation
  • reactogenic.
  • reactogenicity.
  • reactor noun an electrical device used to introduce reactance into a circuit: (physics) any of several kinds of apparatus that maintain and control a nuclear reaction for the production of energy or artificial elements
  • reacts.
  • read noun something that is read: verb to hear and understand:interpret something that is written or printed: look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed: interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, intestines, the sky; also of human behavior: obtain data from magnetic tapes: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments: audition for a stage role by reading parts of a role: have or contain a certain wording or form:make sense of a language: be a student of a certain subject:interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
  • readability noun the quality of written language that makes it easy to read and understand: writing (print or handwriting) that can be easily read
  • readable adj. easily deciphered
  • reader noun one of a series of texts for students learning to read: a person who enjoys reading: a person who can read; a literate person: a public lecturer at certain universities: someone who reads the lessons in a church service; someone ordained in a minor order of the Roman Catholic Church: someone who reads proof in order to find errors and mark corrections: someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication: someone who contracts to receive and pay for a service or a certain number of issues of a publication
  • reader's.
  • readers.
  • readett.
  • readier.
  • readily adv. without much difficulty: in a punctual manner
  • readiness noun prompt willingness: the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action): a natural effortlessness: (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
  • reading noun the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments: the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message: a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument: written material intended to be read: a particular interpretation or performance: a city on the River Thames in Berkshire in southern England: a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something: a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
  • readings.
  • readjust verb adjust anew: adjust again after an initial failure
  • readjusted.
  • readjusting.
  • readjustment noun the act of adjusting again (to changed circumstances): the act of adjusting something to match a standard
  • readministered.
  • readministering.
  • readministration.
  • readmission noun the act of admitting someone again
  • readmissions.
  • readoption.
  • readouts.
  • ready adj. (of especially money) immediately available: brought into readiness: completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress: mentally disposed: apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity: noun poised for action: verbmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc: prepare for eating by applying heat
  • ready lined.
  • ready mixed.
  • ready to eat adj. food products that are prepared in advance and can be eaten as sold
  • reafferent.
  • reaffirmed.
  • reagan noun 40th President of the United States (1911 2004)
  • reagenic.
  • reagent noun a chemical agent for use in chemical reactions
  • reagents.
  • reagin noun an immunoglobulin E that is formed as an antibody against allergens (such as pollen); attaches to cell membranes causing the release of histamine and other substances responsible for the local inflammation characteristic of an allergy
  • reaginic.
  • real adj. capable of being treated as fact: being or occurring in fact or actuality; having verified existence; not illusory: no less than what is stated; worthy of the name: being value measured in terms of purchasing power: not to be taken lightly: (of property) fixed or immovable: having substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary: coinciding with reality: being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something: adv. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal: noun an old small silver Spanish coin: any rational or irrational number
  • real life noun the practical world as opposed to the academic world
  • real time adj. of or relating to computer systems that update information at the same rate they receive information
  • real world noun the practical world as opposed to the academic world
  • realignment.
  • realini.
  • realistic adj. aware or expressing awareness of things as they really are: of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of realism:representing what is real; not abstract or ideal
  • realistically adv. in a realistic manner: in a realistic manner
  • realities.
  • reality noun the quality possessed by something that is real: the state of being actual or real: the state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be: all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
  • realization noun something that is made real or concrete: making real or giving the appearance of reality: the completion or enrichment of a piece of music left sparsely notated by a composer:a sale in order to obtain money (as a sale of stock or a sale of the estate of a bankrupt person) or the money so obtained: coming to understand something clearly and distinctly: a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer
  • realizations.
  • realize verb make real or concrete; give reality or substance to:expand or complete (a part in a piece of baroque music) by supplying the harmonies indicated in the figured bass: convert into cash; of goods and property: perceive (an idea or situation) mentally: be fully aware or cognizant of: earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
  • realized adj. successfully completed or brought to an end
  • realizing.
  • really adv. used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal: in accordance with truth or fact or reality: in fact (used as intensifiers or sentence modifiers): in actual fact
  • realm noun a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about: the domain ruled by a king or queen: a domain in which something is dominant
  • reanalysed.
  • reanalysis.
  • reanastomose.
  • reanastomosis.
  • reap verb gather, as of natural products: get or derive
  • reappear verb appear again
  • reappearance noun the act of someone appearing again: the event of something appearing again
  • reappeared.
  • reappearing.
  • reapplication.
  • reapplied.
  • reappraisal noun a new appraisal or evaluation
  • reappraised.
  • reardon.
  • reared.
  • rearing adj. rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile: noun helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community: the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
  • rearrange verb put into a new order or arrangement
  • rearranged.
  • rearrangement noun changing an arrangement
  • rearrangements.
  • reasborptive.
  • reasbsorption.
  • reascent.
  • reason noun the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination: a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion: an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon: a rational motive for a belief or action: a justification for something existing or happening: the state of having good sense and sound judgment: verb think logically: decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion: present reasons and arguments
  • reasonable adj. marked by sound judgment: showing reason or sound judgment: not excessive or extreme
  • reasonably adv. to a moderately sufficient extent or degree: with good sense or in a reasonable or intelligent manner
  • reasoning adj. endowed with the capacity to reason: noun thinking that is coherent and logical
  • reasons.
  • reaspirate.
  • reaspiration.
  • reassembly noun assembling again
  • reassess verb revise or renew one's assessment
  • reassessed.
  • reassessment noun a new appraisal or evaluation
  • reassociate.
  • reassociation.
  • reassort.
  • reassortant.
  • reassortment.
  • reassurance noun the act of reassuring; restoring someone's confidence
  • reassure verb give or restore confidence in; cause to feel sure or certain: cause to feel sure; give reassurance to
  • reassured adj. having confidence restored; freed from anxiety
  • reassuring adj. restoring confidence and relieving anxiety
  • reatment.
  • reattached.
  • reattachment.
  • reattendance.
  • reaven.
  • rebak.
  • rebecca noun (Old Testament) wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob and Esau
  • rebel adj. used by Northerners of Confederate soldiers: noun`Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms: a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions): someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action: verb take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance: break with established customs
  • rebelling.
  • rebels.
  • rebif.
  • rebiftm.
  • rebleed.
  • rebleeding.
  • rebleeds.
  • reborn adj. spiritually reborn or converted
  • rebound noun the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot: a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration: a movement back from an impact: verb return to a former condition: spring back; spring away from an impact
  • reboxetine noun an antidepressant drug that blocks the reuptake of norepinephrine
  • rebreathing.
  • rebuild verb build again
  • rebuildable.
  • rebuilding noun building again
  • rebulla.
  • recalcification.
  • recalcitrant adj. marked by stubborn resistance to authority:stubbornly resistant to authority or control
  • recalculated.
  • recall noun the act of removing an official by petition: the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort): a bugle call that signals troops to return: a call to return: a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product (as for replacement or repair): verb cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression: summon to return: cause to be returned: make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution: recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection: go back to something earlier: call to mind
  • recalled.
  • recalling.
  • recalls.
  • recamier.
  • recanal.
  • recanalization.
  • recanalizing.
  • recannulation.
  • recapitulates.
  • recapitulation noun a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion: (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated:emergence during embryonic development of various characters or structures that appeared during the evolutionary history of the strain or species
  • recapture noun the act of taking something back: a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount: verb capture again: take up anew: experience anew: take back by force, as after a battle
  • recaptured.
  • recede verb become faint or more distant: move back and away from: retreat: pull back or move away or backward
  • recedes.
  • receding adj. moving toward a position farther from the front: (of a hairline e.g.) moving slowly back: noun the act of becoming more distant: a slow or gradual disappearance
  • receipt noun an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made: the act of receiving: verb mark or stamp as paid:report the receipt of
  • receive verb convert into sounds or pictures: receive a specified treatment (abstract): regard favorably or with disapproval: accept as true or valid: partake of the Holy Eucharist sacrament: express willingness to have in one's home or environs: get something; come into possession of: have or give a reception: bid welcome to; greet upon arrival: register (perceptual input): go through (mental or physical states or experiences): receive as a retribution or punishment: experience as a reaction
  • received adj. widely accepted as true or worthy: conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers
  • receiver noun set that receives radio or tv signals: a football player who catches (or is supposed to catch) a forward pass: earphone that converts electrical signals into sounds: a person who gets something: (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties
  • receives.
  • receiving.
  • recent adj. near to or not long before the present: being new in a time not long past: of the immediate past or just previous to the present time: noun approximately the last 10,000 years
  • recent onset.
  • recenti.
  • recently adv. in the recent past: very recently
  • recently discovered.
  • recently identified.
  • recently recognized.
  • reception noun the act of receiving: (American football) the act of catching a pass in football: quality or fidelity of a received broadcast:the manner in which something is greeted: a formal party of people; as after a wedding
  • receptive adj. able to absorb liquid (not repellent): open to arguments, ideas, or change: ready or willing to receive favorably: of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
  • receptor noun a cellular structure that is postulated to exist in order to mediate between a chemical agent that acts on nervous tissue and the physiological response: an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
  • receptor's.
  • receptor a.
  • receptor antagonist.
  • receptor binding.
  • receptor blocking.
  • receptor channel.
  • receptor complex.
  • receptor defective.
  • receptor g.
  • receptor gene.
  • receptor ii.
  • receptor mediated.
  • receptor negative.
  • receptor positive.
  • receptor related.
  • receptor site.
  • receptor specific.
  • receptor stimulating.
  • receptor transduction.
  • receptors.
  • recesses.
  • recession noun the act of ceding back: the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service: the state of the economy declines; a widespread decline in the GDP and employment and trade lasting from six months to a year: the act of becoming more distant: a small concavity
  • recessive adj. (of genes) producing its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical: of or pertaining to a recession: nounan allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical
  • recessively.
  • recessively inherited.
  • recessives.
  • rechallenge.
  • recheck.
  • rechecked.
  • rechecking.
  • recidivans.
  • recidivism noun habitual relapse into crime
  • recipe noun directions for making something
  • recipeints.
  • recipient noun a person who gets something: the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  • recipient's.
  • recipients.
  • reciprocal adj. of or relating to the multiplicative inverse of a quantity or function: concerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return: noun something (a term or expression or concept) that has a reciprocal relation to something else: hybridization involving a pair of crosses that reverse the sexes associated with each genotype: (mathematics) one of a pair of numbers whose product is 1: the reciprocal of 2/3 is 3/2; the multiplicative inverse of 7 is 1/7
  • reciprocally adv. in an inverse or contrary manner: in a mutual or shared manner: (often followed by `for') in exchange or in reciprocation
  • reciprocate verb alternate the direction of motion of: act, feel, or give mutually or in return
  • reciprocating adj. moving alternately backward and forward
  • reciprocating gait.
  • reciprocity noun mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges: a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence
  • recirculate.
  • recirculated.
  • recirculating.
  • recirculation noun circulation again
  • recite verb repeat aloud from memory: render verbally, "recite a poem": specify individually: narrate or give a detailed account of:recite in elocution
  • reciting.
  • reckless adj. marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences: characterized by careless unconcern
  • recklinghausen's.
  • reclaim verb make useful again; transform from a useless or uncultivated state: reuse (materials from waste products): claim back: overcome the wildness of; make docile and tractable: bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
  • reclaimed adj. delivered from danger
  • reclaiming.
  • reclamation noun the recovery of useful substances from waste products: rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course: the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
  • reclassifiable.
  • reclassification noun classifying something again (usually in a new category)
  • reclassified.
  • reclines.
  • reclusa.
  • recluse adj. withdrawn from society; seeking solitude: noun one who lives in solitude
  • recoagulating.
  • recoarctation.
  • recoarctations.
  • recognising.
  • recognition noun designation by the chair granting a person the right to speak in a deliberative body: the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering: an acceptance (as of a claim) as true and valid: approval: the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country: (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape: the state or quality of being recognized or acknowledged: coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
  • recognitions.
  • recognizable adj. capable of being recognized: easily perceived; easy to become aware of
  • recognize verb perceive to be the same: be fully aware or cognizant of: detect with the senses: show approval or appreciation of: exhibit recognition for (an antigen or a substrate): accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority:express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for: express greetings upon meeting someone: grant credentials to
  • recognized adj. provided with a secure reputation: generally approved or compelling recognition
  • recognizes.
  • recognizing.
  • recoil noun a movement back from an impact: the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired: verb spring back, as from a forceful thrust:spring back; spring away from an impact: draw back, as with fear or pain: come back to the originator of an action with an undesired effect
  • recoiled.
  • recollection noun something recalled to the mind: the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort): the ability to recall past occurrences
  • recolonization.
  • recombinant.
  • recombinants.
  • recombinase.
  • recombination noun (genetics) a combining of genes or characters different from what they were in the parents: (physics) a combining of charges or transfer of electrons in a gas that results in the neutralization of ions; important for ions arising from the passage of high energy particles
  • recombined.
  • recommence verb begin again: cause to start anew
  • recommenced.
  • recommences.
  • recommend verb make attractive or acceptable: push for something: express a good opinion of
  • recommendable.
  • recommendation noun any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission: something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable:something that recommends (or expresses commendation) of a person or thing as worthy or desirable
  • recommendations.
  • recommended adj. mentioned as worthy of acceptance
  • recommending.
  • recommends.
  • recompressed.
  • recompression.
  • reconcile verb come to terms: bring into consonance or accord:make compatible with: accept as inevitable
  • reconciled adj. made compatible or consistent: (followed by `to') no longer opposed
  • recondition verb bring into an improved condition
  • reconditioning.
  • recongizing.
  • reconnect.
  • reconnected.
  • reconnection.
  • reconsideration noun thinking again about a choice previously made: a consideration of a topic (as in a meeting) with a view to changing an earlier decision
  • reconsiderations.
  • reconsidered.
  • reconsidering.
  • reconstitute verb construct or form anew or provide with a new structure
  • reconstituted.
  • reconstitutes.
  • reconstituting.
  • reconstitution.
  • reconstruct verb cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically: reassemble mentally: do over, as of (part of) a house:build again: return to its original or usable and functioning condition
  • reconstructed adj. adapted to social or economic change
  • reconstructing.
  • reconstruction noun the activity of constructing something again:recall that is hypothesized to work by storing abstract features which are then used to construct the memory during recall: an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence: the period after the American Civil War when the southern states were reorganized and reintegrated into the Union; 1865 1877
  • reconstructions.
  • reconstructive adj. helping to restore to good condition
  • reconversion.
  • reconverted.
  • record noun the sum of recognized accomplishments: an extreme attainment; the best (or worst) performance ever attested (as in a sport): a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone: anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events: a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction: the number of wins versus losses and ties a team has had: sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove: a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted: verb register electronically: make a record of; set down in permanent form: be aware of: be or provide a memorial to a person or an event: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
  • record keeping.
  • recordable.
  • recorded adj. recorded or listed in a directory: set down or registered in a permanent form especially on film or tape for reproduction: (of securities) having the owner's name entered in a register
  • recorder noun equipment for making records: a barrister or solicitor who serves as part time judge in towns or boroughs: a woodwind with a vertical pipe and 8 finger holes and a whistle mouthpiece: someone responsible for keeping records
  • recorderd.
  • recorders.
  • recording noun the act of making a record (especially an audio record): signal encoding something (e.g., picture or sound) that has been recorded: a storage device on which information (sounds or images) have been recorded
  • recordings.
  • records.
  • recourse noun act of turning to for assistance: something or someone turned to for assistance or security
  • recover verb regain a former condition after a financial loss: cover anew: get or find back; recover the use of: regain or make up for:get over an illness or shock: reuse (materials from waste products)
  • recoverable adj. capable of being recovered or regained
  • recovered adj. found after being lost: freed from illness or injury
  • recovering adj. returning to health after illness or debility
  • recovers.
  • recovery noun the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost): return to an original state: gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury
  • recptors.
  • recq.
  • recq type.
  • recreating.
  • recreation noun activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation: an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
  • recreational adj. of or relating to recreation: engaged in as a pastime
  • recreationalists.
  • recreationally.
  • recrudesce verb become raw or open: happen
  • recrudescence noun a return of something after a period of abatement
  • recrudescences.
  • recrudescent adj. the revival of an unfortunate situation after a period of abatement
  • recruit noun any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces): a recently enlisted soldier: verb cause to assemble or enlist in the military: seek to employ: register formally as a participant or member
  • recruited.
  • recruiting.
  • recruitment noun the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)
  • recruits.
  • recrystallization.
  • recta.
  • rectae.
  • rectal adj. of or involving the rectum
  • rectally.
  • rectangle noun a parallelogram with four right angles
  • rectangles.
  • rectangular adj. having four right angles: having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles
  • recti.
  • rectification noun determination of the length of a curve; finding a straight line equal in length to a given curve: the conversion of alternating current to direct current: (chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation: the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right
  • rectified adj. having been put right
  • rectifying.
  • rectilinear adj. characterized by a straight line or lines
  • rectivergula.
  • rectivirgula.
  • rectoanal.
  • rectopexy.
  • rectosigmoid adj. of or related to or near the sigmoid colon and the upper part of the rectum
  • rectourethral.
  • rectovaginal.
  • rectovesical.
  • rectum noun the terminal section of the alimentary canal; from the sigmoid flexure to the anus
  • rectus noun any of various straight muscles
  • recumbency.
  • recumbent adj. lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
  • recur verb happen or occur again: return in thought or speech to something: have recourse to
  • recurrance.
  • recurred.
  • recurrence noun happening again (especially at regular intervals)
  • recurrence free.
  • recurrences.
  • recurrens.
  • recurrent adj. recurring again and again
  • recurrentis.
  • recurrently adv. in a recurrent manner
  • recurring adj. coming back
  • recurs.
  • recycle verb use again after processing: cause to repeat a cycle
  • recycled.
  • recycles.
  • recycling noun the act of processing used or abandoned materials for use in creating new products
  • red adj. red with or characterized by blood: of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies: characterized by violence or bloodshed: (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion: noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood: a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana: emotionally charged terms used to refer to extreme radicals or revolutionaries: the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
  • red blood.
  • red brown adj. of brown tinged with red
  • red cell.
  • red cell bound.
  • red currant noun small red berries used primarily in jams and jellies: cultivated European current bearing small edible red berries
  • red free.
  • red necked.
  • red out.
  • red purple adj. of purple tinged with red
  • red whelk.
  • redback.
  • reddened adj. lighted with red light as if with flames: (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
  • reddening.
  • reddish adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
  • reddish blue noun a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum
  • reddish brown adj. of brown tinged with red
  • reddish yellow.
  • reddy.
  • redefined.
  • redefining.
  • redelmaier.
  • redeployment noun the withdrawal and redistribution of forces in an attempt to use them more effectively
  • redescent.
  • redescription.
  • redesignated.
  • redesigning.
  • redeveloped.
  • redevelopment noun the act of improving by renewing and restoring
  • redheads.
  • redia.
  • rediae.
  • redington.
  • redirect verb channel into a new direction
  • redirected.
  • redirection.
  • rediscovered.
  • rediscovery noun the act of discovering again
  • redistribute verb distribute anew
  • redistributed adj. having population and industries relocated from urban to outlying areas
  • redistributes.
  • redistribution noun distributing again
  • redkorzevi.
  • redman.
  • redmon.
  • redness noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood: a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
  • redo verb do over, as of (part of) a house: make new
  • redox noun a reversible chemical reaction in which one reaction is an oxidation and the reverse is a reduction
  • redox sensitive.
  • redraw.
  • redrawn.
  • redress noun act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil: a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury: verb make reparations or amends for
  • reduce verb take off weight: narrow or limit: cook until very little liquid is left: be the essential element: make smaller: make less complex: cut down on; make a reduction in: reposition (a broken bone after surgery) back to its normal site: undergo meiosis: lower in grade or rank or force somebody into an undignified situation:simplify the form of a mathematical equation of expression by substituting one term for another: lessen and make more modest:bring to humbler or weaker state or condition: lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture: be cooked until very little liquid is left:to remove oxygen from a compound, or cause to react with hydrogen or form a hydride, or to undergo an increase in the number of electrons: reduce in size; reduce physically: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements: put down by force or intimidation
  • reduced adj. well below normal (especially in price): made less in size or amount or degree
  • reduced slope.
  • reducer noun pipefitting that joins two pipes of different diameter:a substance capable of bringing about the reduction of another substance as it itself is oxidized; used in photography to lessen the density of a negative or print by oxidizing some of the slackened silver
  • reduces.
  • reducing noun loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer: any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent
  • reductants.
  • reductase noun an enzyme that catalyses the biochemical reduction of some specified substance
  • reduction noun the act of reducing complexity: any process in which electrons are added to an atom or ion (as by removing oxygen or adding hydrogen); always occurs accompanied by oxidation of the reducing agent: the act of decreasing or reducing something
  • reductionism noun the analysis of complex things into simpler constituents: a theory that all complex systems can be completely understood in terms of their components
  • reductionist adj. of or relating to the theory of reductionism
  • reductions.
  • reductive adj. characterized by or causing diminution or curtailment
  • reductively.
  • redundancy noun repetition of an act needlessly: the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded: (electronics) a system design that duplicates components to provide alternatives in case one component fails: repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission
  • redundant adj. repetition of same sense in different words: more than is needed, desired, or required
  • redundantly.
  • reduplication noun the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof): a word formed by or containing a repeated syllable or speech sound (usually at the beginning of the word): the syllable added in a reduplicated word form: repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
  • reduplications.
  • reduviid noun a true bug: long legged predacious bug living mostly on other insects; a few suck blood of mammals
  • reduviidae noun assassin bugs
  • reduvius.
  • redwood noun the soft reddish wood of either of two species of sequoia trees: either of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
  • reece.
  • reed noun a vibrator consisting of a thin strip of stiff material that vibrates to produce a tone when air streams over it: United States physician who proved that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes (1851 1902): United States journalist who reported on the October Revolution from Petrograd in 1917; founded the Communist Labor Party in America in 1919; is buried in the Kremlin in Moscow (1887 1920): tall woody perennial grasses with hollow slender stems especially of the genera Arundo and Phragmites: a musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
  • reef noun a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water: a rocky region in the southern Transvaal in northeastern South Africa; contains rich gold deposits and coal and manganese:verb reduce (a sail) by taking in a reef: roll up (a portion of a sail) in order to reduce its area: lower and bring partially inboard
  • reefs.
  • reelin.
  • reemergence.
  • reentry noun the act of entering again
  • rees.
  • reeve noun female ruff: verb fasten by passing through a hole or around something: pass through a hole or opening: pass a rope through
  • reevers.
  • reeves.
  • reexamined.
  • refecoxib.
  • refeeding.
  • refer verb think of, regard, or classify under a subsuming principle or with a general group or in relation to another: send or direct for treatment, information, or a decision: have to do with or be relevant to: seek information from: have as a meaning: make reference to
  • referable adj. (usually followed by `to') able to be assigned or credited to
  • referee noun (sports) the chief official (as in boxing or American football) who is expected to ensure fair play: an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case: someone who reads manuscripts and judges their suitability for publication: verb evaluate professionally a colleague's work: be a referee or umpire in a sports competition
  • reference noun the act of referring or consulting: the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression; the class of objects that an expression refers to: the relation between a word or phrase and the object or idea it refers to: a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to: a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts: a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability: a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage: a remark that calls attention to something or someone: an indicator that orients you generally: verb refer to
  • referenced adj. supported with written references or citations
  • references.
  • referencing.
  • referral noun the act of referring (as forwarding an applicant for employment or referring a matter to an appropriate agency): a recommendation to consult the (professional) person referred to
  • referrals.
  • referred.
  • referring.
  • refers.
  • refetoff.
  • refill noun a commercial product that refills a container with its appropriate contents: a prescription drug that is provided again: verbfill something that had previously been emptied
  • refilling noun filling again by supplying what has been used up
  • refills.
  • refine verb make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of: attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying: reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities: treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition: make more complex, intricate, or richer: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
  • refined adj. (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel: freed from impurities by processing: free from what is tawdry or unbecoming: suggesting taste, ease, and wealth: made pure: showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
  • refinement noun the quality of excellence in thought and manners and taste: the result of improving something: a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude: the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.): a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality
  • refinements.
  • refiner noun one whose work is to refine a specific thing
  • refineries.
  • refinery noun an industrial plant for purifying a crude substance
  • refining noun the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
  • reflect verb give evidence of the quality of: give evidence of a certain behavior: to throw or bend back or reflect (from a surface):manifest or bring back: be bright by reflecting or casting light: reflect deeply on a subject
  • reflectance noun the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface
  • reflected adj. (especially of incident sound or light) bent or sent back
  • reflecting adj. causing reflection or having a device that reflects
  • reflection noun the image of something as reflected by a mirror (or other reflective material): the ability to reflect beams or rays: the phenomenon of a propagating wave (light or sound) being thrown back from a surface: (mathematics) a transformation in which the direction of one axis is reversed: a likeness in which left and right are reversed: a calm lengthy intent consideration: a remark expressing careful consideration: expression without words
  • reflections.
  • reflective adj. devoted to matters of the mind: capable of physically reflecting light or sound: persistently or morbidly thoughtful
  • reflectiveness noun the capability of quiet thought or contemplation
  • reflectivity noun the capability of quiet thought or contemplation:the ability to reflect beams or rays: the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface
  • reflects.
  • reflex adj. without volition or conscious control: noun an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
  • reflex induced.
  • reflex mediated.
  • reflexes.
  • reflexly adv. in a reflex manner
  • reflexogenic.
  • reflow.
  • reflux noun an abnormal backward flow of body fluids: the outward flow of the tide
  • reflux associated.
  • reflux induced.
  • refluxed.
  • refluxes.
  • refluxing.
  • refocused.
  • refocusing noun focusing again
  • refolded.
  • refolding.
  • reform noun a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses: self improvement in behavior or morals by abandoning some vice: a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices:verb change for the better: make changes for improvement in order to remove abuse and injustices: improve by alteration or correction of errors or defects and put into a better condition: break up the molecules of: produce by cracking: bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
  • reformation noun a religious movement of the 16th century that began as an attempt to reform the Roman Catholic Church and resulted in the creation of Protestant churches: improvement (or an intended improvement) in the existing form or condition of institutions or practices etc.; intended to make a striking change for the better in social or political or religious affairs: rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
  • reformatted.
  • reformed adj. of or relating to the body of Protestant Christianity arising during the Reformation; used of some Protestant churches especially Calvinist as distinct from Lutheran: caused to abandon an evil manner of living and follow a good one
  • reformer noun an apparatus that reforms the molecular structure of hydrocarbons to produce richer fuel: a disputant who advocates reform
  • reforming.
  • reforms.
  • reformulated.
  • refractile adj. of or relating to or capable of refraction
  • refractility.
  • refraction noun the change in direction of a propagating wave (light or sound) when passing from one medium to another: the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
  • refractive adj. of or relating to or capable of refraction: capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
  • refractoriness noun the trait of being unmanageable
  • refractory adj. temporarily unresponsive or not fully responsive to nervous or sexual stimuli: not responding to treatment: stubbornly resistant to authority or control: noun lining consisting of material with a high melting point; used to line the inside walls of a furnace
  • refrain noun the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers: verb resist doing something: choose not to consume
  • refreezing.
  • refreshment noun activity that refreshes and recreates; activity that renews your health and spirits by enjoyment and relaxation:snacks and drinks served as a light meal
  • refrigerants.
  • refrigerated adj. made or kept cold by refrigeration
  • refrigeration noun deliberately lowering the body's temperature for therapeutic purposes: the process of cooling or freezing (e.g., food) for preservative purposes
  • refrigerator noun white goods in which food can be stored at low temperatures
  • refs.
  • refsum.
  • refsum's.
  • refuge noun a shelter from danger or hardship: act of turning to for assistance: something or someone turned to for assistance or security: a safe place
  • refugee noun an exile who flees for safety
  • refugees.
  • refuges.
  • refusal noun a message refusing to accept something that is offered: the act of refusing
  • refuse noun food that is discarded (as from a kitchen): verb show unwillingness towards: refuse to accept: refuse to let have: refuse entrance or membership: elude, especially in a baffling way: resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
  • refused.
  • refuses.
  • refusing.
  • refutation noun the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions: the act of determining that something is false: any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something
  • refutations.
  • refute verb prove to be false or incorrect: overthrow by argument, evidence, or proof
  • refuted.
  • refuting.
  • regain verb get or find back; recover the use of: come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost
  • regained.
  • regan.
  • regard noun (usually plural) a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare: a feeling of friendship and esteem: a long fixed look: paying particular notice (as to children or helpless people):(usually preceded by `in') a detail or point: an attitude of admiration or esteem: the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded): verb look at attentively: deem to be: connect closely and often incriminatingly
  • regarded.
  • regarding.
  • regardless adj. (usually followed by `of') without due thought or consideration: adv. in spite of everything; without regard to drawbacks
  • regards.
  • regec.
  • regenerate adj. reformed spiritually or morally: verb restore strength: undergo regeneration: form or produce anew: be formed or shaped anew: replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue: return to life; get or give new life or energy: amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit: reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new: bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
  • regenerated.
  • regenerates.
  • regenerating adj. that are generating anew
  • regeneration noun the activity of spiritual or physical renewal:(biology) growth anew of lost tissue or destroyed parts or organs:forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting: feedback in phase with (augmenting) the input
  • regenerative.
  • regenmortel.
  • regensburgei.
  • reger.
  • regier.
  • regime noun (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet): the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit
  • regimen noun (medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet)
  • regimens.
  • regiment noun army unit smaller than a division: verb assign to a regiment: subject to rigid discipline, order, and systematization: form (military personnel) into a regiment
  • regimental adj. belonging to or concerning a regiment
  • regimented adj. strictly controlled
  • regimes.
  • reginato.
  • reginster.
  • region noun the extended spatial location of something: a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth: the approximate amount of something (usually used prepositionally as in `in the region of'): a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve: a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
  • regional adj. related or limited to a particular region: characteristic of a region
  • regionalization.
  • regionally adv. in a regional manner
  • regions.
  • register noun a regulator (as a sliding plate) for regulating the flow of air into a furnace or other heating device: an air passage (usually in the floor or a wall of a room) for admitting or excluding heated air from the room: (computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind: (music) the timbre that is characteristic of a certain range and manner of production of the human voice or of different pipe organ stops or of different musical instruments: an official written record of names or events or transactions: a book in which names and transactions are listed: a cashbox with an adding machine to register transactions; used in shops to add up the bill: verb enter into someone's consciousness:send by registered mail: manipulate the registers of an organ: show in one's face: enroll to vote: record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments: record in a public office or in a court of law:be aware of: have one's name listed as a candidate for several parties
  • registered adj. (of a boat or vessel) furnished with necessary official documents specifying ownership etc: listed or recorded officially: (of animals) officially recorded with or certified by a recognized breed association; especially in a stud book
  • registering.
  • registers.
  • registrar noun someone responsible for keeping records: the administrator responsible for student records: a person employed to keep a record of the owners of stocks and bonds issued by the company
  • registration noun the act of enrolling: (music) the sound property resulting from a combination of organ stops used to perform a particular piece of music; the technique of selecting and adjusting organ stops: a document certifying an act of registering: the body of people (such as students) who register or enroll at the same time:the act of adjusting something to match a standard
  • registrations.
  • registries.
  • registry noun an official written record of names or events or transactions
  • registry based.
  • regius.
  • regnery.
  • regress noun the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence: returning to a former state: verb get worse or fall back to a previous condition:go back to a statistical means: go back to bad behavior: go back to a previous state
  • regressed.
  • regresses.
  • regressing.
  • regression noun returning to a former state: the relation between selected values of x and observed values of y (from which the most probable value of y can be predicted for any value of x): (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state: an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
  • regressions.
  • regressive adj. opposing progress; returning to a former less advanced state: (of taxes) adjusted so that the rate decreases as the amount of income increases
  • regret noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment: verb be sorry: decline formally or politely: feel sad about the loss or absence of: feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
  • regrettable adj. deserving regret
  • regrettably adv. by bad luck
  • regrow verb grow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption
  • regrowth.
  • regulable.
  • regular adj. in accord with regular practice or procedure: relating to a person who does something regularly: officially full time: not deviating from what is normal: in accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle: (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula: (used of the military) belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces: conforming to a standard or pattern:regularly scheduled for fixed times: often used as intensifiers: not constipated: occurring at fixed intervals: symmetrically arranged:noun a garment size for persons of average height and weight: a regular patron: a dependable follower (especially in party politics): a soldier in the regular army
  • regularity noun the quality of being characterized by a fixed principle or rate: a property of polygons: the property of having equal sides and equal angles
  • regularization noun the condition of having been made regular (or more regular): the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular
  • regularly adv. in a regular manner: in a regular way without variation: having a regular form
  • regulate verb fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of:bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations: check the emission of (sound): shape or influence; give direction to
  • regulated adj. controlled or governed according to rule or principle or law: marked by system or regularity or discipline
  • regulates.
  • regulating noun the act of controlling or directing according to rule
  • regulatio.
  • regulation adj. prescribed by or according to regulation: noun the act of controlling or directing according to rule: the act of bringing to uniformity; making regular: an authoritative rule: (embryology) the ability of an early embryo to continue normal development after its structure has been somehow damaged or altered: the state of being controlled or governed: a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior
  • regulations.
  • regulator noun any of various controls or devices for regulating or controlling fluid flow, pressure, temperature, etc.: a official responsible for control and supervision of a particular activity or area of public interest: a control that maintains a steady speed in a machine (as by controlling the supply of fuel)
  • regulators.
  • regulatory adj. restricting according to rules or principles
  • regulons.
  • regurgitant.
  • regurgitated.
  • regurgitates.
  • regurgitating.
  • regurgitation noun recall after rote memorization: backflow of blood through a defective heart valve: the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
  • rehabilitate verb help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute: restore to a state of good condition or operation:reinstall politically
  • rehabilitated.
  • rehabilitatio.
  • rehabilitation noun the restoration of someone to a useful place in society: the treatment of physical disabilities by massage and electrotherapy and exercises: vindication of a person's character and the re establishment of that person's reputation: the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
  • rehabilitative adj. designed to accomplish rehabilitation: helping to restore to good condition
  • rehearsal noun (psychology) a form of practice; repetition of information (silently or aloud) in order to keep it in short term memory: a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)
  • rehearsed.
  • reheated.
  • reheating.
  • rehermann.
  • rehm.
  • rehn.
  • rehn's.
  • rehousing.
  • rehydrated.
  • rehydrating.
  • rehydration.
  • reich noun the German state: United States composer (born in 1936): Austrian born psychoanalyst who lived in the United States; advocated sexual freedom and believed that cosmic energy could be concentrated in a human being (1897 1957)
  • reichel.
  • reichman.
  • reid noun Scottish philosopher of common sense who opposed the ideas of David Hume (1710 1796)
  • reider.
  • reidy.
  • reifenstein's.
  • reign noun royal authority; the dominion of a monarch: the period during which a monarch is sovereign: a period during which something or somebody is dominant or powerful: verb have sovereign power: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
  • reigns.
  • reileigh.
  • reilly.
  • reimage.
  • reiman.
  • reimbursement noun compensation paid (to someone) for damages or losses or money already spent etc.
  • reimbursements.
  • reimer.
  • reimmunization.
  • reimplantation.
  • reimplanted.
  • reimported.
  • rein noun one of a pair of long straps (usually connected to the bit or the headpiece) used to control a horse: any means of control:verb stop or check by or as if by a pull at the reins: stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins: keep in check:control and direct with or as if by reins
  • reina.
  • reindeer noun arctic deer with large antlers in both sexes; called `reindeer' in Eurasia and `caribou' in North America
  • reinfarction.
  • reinfarctions.
  • reinfect.
  • reinfected.
  • reinfection.
  • reinfections.
  • reinfestation.
  • reinflate.
  • reinflation.
  • reinforce verb make stronger: strengthen and support with rewards
  • reinforced adj. given added strength or support: (used of soaps or cleaning agents) having a substance (an abrasive or filler) added to increase effectiveness
  • reinforcement noun information that makes more forcible or convincing: a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission: an act performed to strengthen approved behavior: a device designed to provide additional strength: (psychology) a stimulus that strengthens or weakens the behavior that produced it
  • reinforcements.
  • reinforces.
  • reinforcing.
  • reinfused.
  • reinfusion.
  • reinhardt.
  • reinitiate.
  • reinitiated.
  • reinjected.
  • reinnervation.
  • reinserted.
  • reinstatement noun the act of restoring someone to a previous position: the condition of being reinstated
  • reinstituted.
  • reinstitution.
  • reinstruct.
  • reinterpretation noun a new or different interpretation: a new or different meaning
  • reinterpreted.
  • reintervention.
  • reintroduce verb introduce anew
  • reintroduced.
  • reintroducing.
  • reintroduction noun an act of renewed introduction
  • reinvade.
  • reinvaded.
  • reinvasion.
  • reinventing.
  • reinvestigated.
  • reis.
  • reisberg.
  • reiser.
  • reiss.
  • reissman.
  • reissmann.
  • reiter noun German bacteriologist who described a disease now known as Reiter's syndrome and who identified the spirochete that causes syphilis in humans (1881 1969)
  • reiter's.
  • reiterated.
  • reith.
  • reject noun the person or thing that is rejected or set aside as inferior in quality: verb refuse to accept or acknowledge: reject with contempt: refuse entrance or membership: dismiss from consideration or a contest: deem wrong or inappropriate: refuse to accept: resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ
  • rejected adj. something or someone judged unacceptable:rebuffed (by a lover) without warning
  • rejecting.
  • rejection noun the act of rejecting something: the speech act of rejecting: (medicine) an immunological response that refuses to accept substances or organisms that are recognized as foreign: the state of being rejected
  • rejection free.
  • rejections.
  • rejects.
  • rejoining.
  • rekele.
  • rel.
  • relapse noun a failure to maintain a higher state: verb go back to bad behavior: deteriorate in health
  • relapse free.
  • relapse prevention.
  • relapsed.
  • relapsers.
  • relapses.
  • relapsing noun a failure to maintain a higher state
  • relapsing remitting.
  • relate verb give an account of: have or establish a relationship to:be in a relationship with: make a logical or causal connection: have to do with or be relevant to
  • related adj. connected by kinship, common origin, or marriage:being connected either logically or causally or by shared characteristics: having close kinship and appropriateness: similar or related in quality or character
  • relatedness noun a particular manner of connectedness
  • relates.
  • relating.
  • relation noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together: (usually plural) mutual dealings or connections among persons or groups: an act of narration: the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur: (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time: a person related by blood or marriage
  • relations noun mutual dealings or connections or communications among persons or groups
  • relationshi.
  • relationship noun a relation between people; (`relationship' is often used where `relation' would serve, as in `the relationship between inflation and unemployment', but the preferred usage of `relationship' is for human relations or states of relatedness): a state of connectedness between people (especially an emotional connection): a state involving mutual dealings between people or parties or countries: (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
  • relationships.
  • relative adj. not absolute or complete: properly related in size or degree or other measurable characteristics; usually followed by `to':noun an animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus):a person related by blood or marriage
  • relative's.
  • relative dose response.
  • relative risk.
  • relatively adv. in a relative manner; by comparison to something else
  • relatives.
  • relativities.
  • relax verb cause to feel relaxed: become less tense, rest, or take one's ease: make less tight: become less severe or strict: make less severe or strict: become less tense, less formal, or less restrained, and assume a friendlier manner: become loose or looser or less tight: make less active or fast
  • relaxant adj. tending to relax or relieve muscular or nervous tension: noun a drug that relaxes and relieves tension
  • relaxants.
  • relaxation noun a method of solving simultaneous equations by guessing a solution and then reducing the errors that result by successive approximations until all the errors are less than some specified amount: an occurrence of control or strength weakening:(physics) the exponential return of a system to equilibrium after a disturbance: (physiology) the gradual lengthening of inactive muscle or muscle fibers: the act of making less strict: freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility): a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry
  • relaxed adj. made less tense or rigid: without strain or anxiety
  • relaxes.
  • relaxin noun hormone secreted by the corpus luteum during the last days of pregnancy; relaxes the pelvic ligaments and prepares the uterus for labor
  • relaxing adj. affording or marked by rest or repose
  • relay noun the act of passing something along from one person or group to another: electrical device such that current flowing through it in one circuit can switch on and off a current in a second circuit: a fresh team to relieve weary draft animals: a crew of workers who relieve another crew: verb pass along: control or operate by relay
  • relayed.
  • relaying.
  • relays noun a race between teams; each member runs or swims part of the distance
  • relearn verb learn something again, as after having forgotten or neglected it
  • relearned.
  • releasable.
  • release noun (music) the act or manner of terminating a musical phrase or tone: a formal written statement of relinquishment: activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion: merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film): a device that when pressed will release part of a mechanism: a process that liberates or discharges something: the act of liberating someone or something: the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart): the act of allowing a fluid to escape: a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation: an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation: euphemistic expressions for death: verb part with a possession or right: generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids: eliminate (substances) from the body: make (assets) available: prepare and issue for public distribution or sale: let (something) fall or spill a container: release, as from one's grip: grant freedom to; free from confinement: make (information) available publication
  • released adj. set free as from prison or duty
  • releasers.
  • releases.
  • releasing adj. emotionally purging (of e.g. art)
  • relegated.
  • relent verb give in, as to influence or pressure
  • relentless adj. never ceasing: not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
  • relentlessly adv. in a relentless manner
  • relenza.
  • relevance noun the relation of something to the matter at hand
  • relevant adj. having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue
  • relevantly adv. with relevance
  • reliability noun the quality of being dependable or reliable
  • reliable adj. worthy of reliance or trust: conforming to fact and therefore worthy of belief: worthy of being depended on
  • reliably adv. in a faithful manner
  • reliance noun certainty based on past experience: the state of relying on something
  • reliant adj. relying on another for support
  • relied.
  • relief noun the act of freeing a city or town that has been besieged:aid for the aged or indigent or handicapped: assistance in time of difficulty: sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background: the feeling that comes when something burdensome is removed or reduced: (law) redress awarded by a court: the condition of being comfortable or relieved (especially after being relieved of distress): the act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance): a change for the better: someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult): a pause for relaxation
  • relies.
  • relieve verb provide physical relief, as from pain: alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive: take by stealing: free from a burden, evil, or distress: provide relief for: grant exemption or release to: relieve oneself of troubling information:lessen the intensity of or calm: free someone temporarily from his or her obligations: save from ruin, destruction, or harm: grant relief or an exemption from a rule or requirement to
  • relieved adj. (of pain or sorrow) made easier to bear
  • relieves.
  • relieving.
  • religion noun a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny: an institution to express belief in a divine power
  • religions.
  • religious adj. having or showing belief in and reverence for a deity:concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church: extremely scrupulous and conscientious: noun a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
  • religiously adv. by religion: with extreme conscientiousness
  • relinquish verb relinquish to the power of another; yield to the control of another: release, as from one's grip: turn away from; give up: part with a possession or right: do without or cease to hold or adhere to
  • reliving noun a recurrence of a prior experience
  • reller.
  • relling.
  • rellos.
  • relman.
  • reln.
  • relocated adj. settled in a new location
  • relocation noun the act of changing your residence or place of business: the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
  • reluctance noun a certain degree of unwillingness: (physics) opposition to magnetic flux (analogous to electric resistance)
  • reluctant adj. not eager: unwilling to become involved:unwillingness to do something contrary to your custom
  • rely verb have confidence or faith in
  • relying.
  • rem noun (Roentgen Equivalent Man) the dosage of ionizing radiation that will cause the same amount of injury to human tissue as 1 roentgen of X rays: a recurring sleep state during which dreaming occurs; a state of rapidly shifting eye movements during sleep
  • rem sleep related.
  • remacha.
  • remain verb be left; of persons, questions, problems, results, evidence, etc.; "There remains the question of who pulled the trigger": stay the same; remain in a certain state: continue in a place, position, or situation: stay behind
  • remainder noun the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend: the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor: something left after other parts have been taken away: a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold: verb sell cheaply as remainders
  • remained.
  • remaining adj. not used up
  • remains noun any object that is left unused or still extant: the dead body of a human being
  • remak's.
  • remaking noun creation that is created again or anew
  • remark noun explicit notice: a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief: verb make mention of: make or write a comment on
  • remarkable adj. unusual or striking: worthy of notice
  • remarkably adv. to a remarkable degree or extent: in a signal manner
  • remarked.
  • remarks.
  • remarriage noun the act of marrying again
  • rematch noun something (especially a game) that is played again
  • remeasured.
  • remediable adj. capable of being remedied or redressed
  • remedial adj. tending or intended to rectify or improve: tending to cure or restore to health
  • remedially.
  • remedied.
  • remedies.
  • remedy noun a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain: act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil: verb provide relief for: set straight or right
  • remedying.
  • remember verb recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection: keep in mind for attention or consideration: recapture the past; indulge in memories: exercise, or have the power of, memory: mention favourably, as in prayer: show appreciation to: call to remembrance; keep alive the memory of someone or something, as in a ceremony: mention as by way of greeting or to indicate friendship
  • remembered.
  • remembering noun the cognitive processes whereby past experience is remembered
  • remethyl ation.
  • remethylation.
  • remifentanil.
  • remind verb put in the mind of someone: assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned
  • reminded.
  • reminder noun an experience that causes you to remember something: a message that helps you remember something:someone who gives a warning so that a mistake can be avoided
  • reminders.
  • reminds.
  • remington.
  • remining.
  • reminiscent adj. serving to bring to mind
  • remission noun (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court): an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease): the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance: a payment of money sent to a person in another place
  • remissions.
  • remit noun (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court): verb diminish or abate: forgive: refer (a matter or legal case) to another committee or authority or court for decision: release from (claims, debts, or taxes): send (money) in payment: make slack as by lessening tension or firmness: hold back to a later time
  • remits.
  • remitted.
  • remittent adj. (of a disease) characterized by periods of diminished severity
  • remitting.
  • remmers.
  • remnant noun a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold: a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
  • remnants.
  • remobilization.
  • remodel verb do over, as of (part of) a house: cast or model anew
  • remodelled.
  • remodelling.
  • remodels.
  • remorse noun a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
  • remorseless adj. without mercy or pity
  • remote adj. far apart in nature: inaccessible and sparsely populated: apart in space: separate or apart in time: very unlikely:noun a device that can be used to control a machine or apparatus from a distance
  • remotely adv. to a remote degree: in a remote manner
  • removal noun dismissal from office: the act of removing
  • remove noun degree of figurative distance or separation: verbremove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract: get rid of something abstract: shift the position or location of, as for business, legal, educational, or military purposes: remove from a position or an office: go away or leave:dispose of: cause to leave: kill intentionally and with premeditation
  • removed adj. separated in relationship by a given degree of descent: separate or apart in time: taken out of or separated from
  • remover noun someone who works for a company that moves furniture: a solvent that removes a substance (usually from a surface)
  • removers.
  • removes.
  • removing.
  • remsburg.
  • remuzzi.
  • remyelinated.
  • remyelinating.
  • remyelination.
  • renaissance noun the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries: the revival of learning and culture
  • renal adj. of or relating to the kidneys
  • renal artery noun an artery originating from the abdominal aorta and supplying the kidneys and adrenal glands and ureters
  • renal cell.
  • renal dose.
  • renal limited.
  • renal trained.
  • renale.
  • renally.
  • rename verb assign a new name to: name again or anew
  • renamed.
  • renaming.
  • renatal.
  • renaud.
  • renauld.
  • render noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls: verb cause to become: pass down: coat with plastic or cement: give or supply: give back: make over as a return:melt (fat or lard) in order to separate out impurities: restate (words) from one language into another language: bestow: show in, or as in, a picture: give an interpretation or rendition of: to surrender someone or something to another: provide or furnish with
  • rendered.
  • rendering noun giving in acknowledgment of obligation:perspective drawing of an architect's design: a coat of stucco applied to a masonry wall: the act of interpreting something as expressed in an artistic performance: an explanation of something that is not immediately obvious: a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language: a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
  • renders.
  • rendu.
  • rene.
  • renegotiating.
  • renegotiation.
  • renew verb cause to appear in a new form: reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
  • renewal noun the act of renewing: the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation: filling again by supplying what has been used up
  • renewed adj. restored to a new condition
  • renfrew.
  • reniform adj. of a leaf or bean shape resembling the shape of kidney
  • renin noun a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys; catalyzes the formation of angiotensin and thus affects blood pressure
  • renin angiotensin aldosterone. * renin dependent.
  • renin producing.
  • renin secreting.
  • rennie.
  • reno protective.
  • renogram.
  • renograms.
  • renographic.
  • renography.
  • renoprotective.
  • renovascular.
  • renowned adj. widely known and esteemed
  • renshaw.
  • renstrom.
  • rent noun the act of rending or ripping or splitting something: a regular payment by a tenant to a landlord for use of some property:an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart: the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions: verb let for money: hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services: engage for service under a term of contract: grant use or occupation of under a term of contract
  • renton.
  • renzi.
  • reocclusion.
  • reoccur.
  • reoccurrence.
  • reoccurring.
  • reopen verb open again or anew
  • reopening.
  • reoperation.
  • reoperations.
  • reordered.
  • reordering noun a rearrangement in a different order
  • reorganization noun an extensive alteration of the structure of a corporation or government: the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes)
  • reorganize verb organize anew: organize anew, as after a setback
  • reorganizes.
  • reossification.
  • reoviridae noun a family of arboviruses carried by arthropods
  • reovirus noun any of a group of non arboviruses including the rotavirus causing infant enteritis
  • reoviruses.
  • repacking.
  • repaglinide.
  • repair noun the act of putting something in working order again: a formal way of referring to the condition of something: a frequently visited place: verb restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken: move, travel, or proceed toward some place:give new life or energy to: set straight or right: make amends for; pay compensation for
  • repaired.
  • repairing.
  • repairs.
  • reparative.
  • repatriation noun the act of returning to the country of origin
  • repay verb answer back: pay back: make repayment for or return something: act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions
  • repeal noun the act of abrogating; an official or legal cancellation:verb annul by recalling or rescinding
  • repealed.
  • repeat noun an event that repeats: verb to say again or imitate: to say, state, or perform again: do over: happen or occur again: repeat an earlier theme of a composition: make or do or perform again
  • repeatability.
  • repeatable adj. able or fit to be repeated or quoted
  • repeated adj. recurring again and again
  • repeatedly adv. several time
  • repeaters.
  • repeating noun the act of doing or performing again
  • repeats.
  • repel verb force or drive back: cause to move back by force or influence: be repellent to; cause aversion in: reject outright and bluntly: fill with distaste
  • repellant adj. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust:serving or tending to repel: noun the power to repel: a chemical substance that repels animals: a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
  • repellants.
  • repellent adj. incapable of absorbing or mixing with: highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust: serving or tending to repel:noun the power to repel: a chemical substance that repels animals:a compound with which fabrics are treated to repel water
  • repellents.
  • repels.
  • repens.
  • repercussions.
  • reperfuse.
  • reperfused.
  • reperfusion.
  • repertoire noun a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company can perform and do perform for short intervals on a regular schedule: the entire range of skills or aptitudes or devices used in a particular field or occupation
  • repertoires.
  • repetition noun the act of doing or performing again: the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device: an event that repeats
  • repetitions.
  • repetitive adj. characterized by repetition: persistently continual
  • repetitively adv. in a repetitive manner
  • repigmentation.
  • repitions.
  • replace verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected): put something back where it belongs: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items: take the place or move into the position of
  • replaceable adj. capable of being replaced
  • replaced.
  • replacement noun the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another: a person or thing that takes or can take the place of another: an event in which one thing is substituted for another: a person who follows next in order: someone who takes the place of another person: filling again by supplying what has been used up
  • replacements.
  • replacemnt.
  • replaces.
  • replacing noun the act of furnishing an equivalent person or thing in the place of another
  • replagal.
  • replay noun (television) showing again some action (especially sports action) that has been recorded on video tape: something (especially a game) that is played again: verb play again: repeat a game against the same opponent: play (a melody) again: reproduce (a recording) on a recorder
  • replenish verb fill something that had previously been emptied
  • replenished.
  • replenishes.
  • replenishing.
  • replenishment noun filling again by supplying what has been used up
  • replete adj. (followed by `with')deeply filled or permeated: filled to satisfaction with food or drink: verb fill to satisfaction
  • repletion noun eating until excessively full: the state of being satisfactorily full and unable to take on more
  • replicas.
  • replicase.
  • replicate verb reproduce or make an exact copy of: make or do or perform again: bend or turn backward
  • replicated.
  • replicates.
  • replicating.
  • replication noun the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion: (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer: (genetics) the process whereby DNA makes a copy of itself before cell division: the act of making copies: copy that is not the original; something that has been copied: the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one)
  • replication competent.
  • replicative.
  • replotted.
  • reply noun the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange: a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation: verb reply or respond to
  • repolarization.
  • repolarize.
  • repolarized.
  • repolarizes.
  • repolarizing.
  • repopulate.
  • repopulating.
  • repopulation.
  • report noun a short account of the news: the act of informing by verbal report: a written document describing the findings of some individual or group: a sharp explosive sound (especially the sound of a gun firing): the general estimation that the public has for a person:an essay (especially one written as an assignment): a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment: verb to give an account or representation of in words: make known to the authorities: complain about; make a charge against: announce one's presence: announce as the result of an investigation, or announce something to the proper authorities: be responsible for reporting the details of, as in journalism
  • report's.
  • reportable adj. meriting report: (of income) required by law to be reported
  • reported adj. made known or told about; especially presented in a formal account
  • reportedly adv. according to reports or other information
  • reporter noun a person who investigates and reports or edits news stories
  • reporting noun the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television
  • reports.
  • repositioned.
  • repositioning noun the act of placing in a new position
  • repository noun a burial vault (usually for some famous person): a person to whom a secret is entrusted: a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
  • represent verb point out or draw attention to in protest or remonstrance: describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality: serve as a means of expressing something: create an image or likeness of: be a delegate or spokesperson for; represent somebody's interest or be a proxy or substitute for, as of politicians and office holders representing their constituents, or of a tenant representing other tenants in a housing dispute: be representative or typical for: take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to: to establish a mapping (of mathematical elements or sets): bring forward and present to the mind: express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol: perform (a play), especially on a stage: play a role or part: be the defense counsel for someone in a trial: form or compose: be characteristic of
  • representation noun an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent: the act of representing; standing in for someone or some group and speaking with authority in their behalf: a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something: the right of being represented by delegates who have a voice in some legislative body: a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image: a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting: a factual statement made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract:a body of legislators that serve in behalf of some constituency: the state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent: a performance of play
  • representational adj. (used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen
  • representations.
  • representative adj. being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives: standing for something else: serving to represent or typify: noun a person who represents others: an item of information that is representative of a type: a member of the United States House of Representatives: an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose
  • representatives.
  • represented adj. represented accurately or precisely
  • representing.
  • represents.
  • repress verb put down by force or intimidation: put out of one's consciousness: conceal or hide
  • repressed adj. characterized by or showing the suppression of impulses or emotions
  • represses.
  • repressing adj. restrictive of action
  • repression noun the act of repressing; control by holding down:(psychiatry) the classical defense mechanism that protects you from impulses or ideas that would cause anxiety by preventing them from becoming conscious: a state of forcible subjugation
  • repressor noun an agent that represses
  • repressors.
  • reprinted.
  • reprobuterol.
  • reprocessing.
  • reproduce verb have offspring or young: make a copy or equivalent of: recreate an idea, mood, atmosphere, etc. as by artistic means: repeat after memorization
  • reproduced.
  • reproduces.
  • reproducibility noun the quality of being reproducible
  • reproducible adj. capable of being reproduced
  • reproducibly adv. in a manner that is reproducible
  • reproducing.
  • reproductio.
  • reproduction noun the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring: the act of making copies: recall that is hypothesized to work by storing the original stimulus input and reproducing it during recall: the process of generating offspring: copy that is not the original; something that has been copied
  • reproductive adj. producing new life or offspring
  • reprogramme.
  • reprogrammed.
  • reprogrammes.
  • reprogramming.
  • reptilase.
  • reptile related.
  • reptiles.
  • reptilia noun class of cold blooded air breathing vertebrates with completely ossified skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or horny plates; once the dominant land animals
  • republic noun a form of government whose head of state is not a monarch: a political system in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who can elect people to represent them
  • republics.
  • repulse noun an instance of driving away or warding off: verb force or drive back: cause to move back by force or influence: be repellent to; cause aversion in
  • repulsive adj. possessing the ability to repel: so extremely ugly as to be terrifying: offensive to the mind
  • reputable adj. having a good reputation
  • reputation noun the general estimation that the public has for a person: notoriety for some particular characteristic: the state of being held in high esteem and honor
  • reputed adj. commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds
  • reputedly adv. by repute; according to general belief
  • requently.
  • request noun a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority: the verbal act of requesting: verb express the need or desire for; ask for: ask (a person) to do something:inquire for (information)
  • requested adj. asked for
  • requesting.
  • requests.
  • require verb make someone do something: consider obligatory; request and expect: have need of: require as useful, just, or proper
  • required adj. required by rule: necessary for relief or supply
  • requirement noun required activity: something that is required in advance: anything indispensable
  • requirements.
  • requires.
  • requiring.
  • requisite adj. necessary for relief or supply: noun anything indispensable
  • requisites.
  • rer.
  • reradiates.
  • rerouted.
  • res noun a widely distributed system consisting of all the cells able to ingest bacteria or colloidal particles etc, except for certain white blood cells
  • rescaling.
  • rescheduled.
  • rescreened.
  • rescreening.
  • rescue noun recovery or preservation from loss or danger: verbtake forcibly from legal custody: free from harm or evil
  • rescued adj. delivered from danger
  • rescuer noun someone who saves something from danger or violence: a person who rescues you from harm or danger
  • rescuer's.
  • rescuers.
  • rescues.
  • rescuing.
  • resealed.
  • research noun systematic investigation to establish facts: a search for knowledge: verb inquire into: attempt to find out in a systematically and scientific manner
  • research's.
  • researched.
  • researcher noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
  • researchers.
  • resect verb surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
  • resectability.
  • resectable.
  • resected.
  • resection noun surgical removal of part of a structure or organ
  • resections.
  • resective.
  • reseghetti.
  • resemblance noun similarity in appearance or external or superficial details
  • resemblances.
  • resemble verb appear like; be similar or bear a likeness to
  • resembled.
  • resembles.
  • resembling.
  • resent verb feel bitter or indignant about: wish ill or allow unwillingly
  • resentment noun a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill will
  • resents.
  • resequencing.
  • reserpine noun antihypertensive consisting of an alkaloid extracted from the plant Rauwolfia serpentina (trade names Raudixin or Rau Sed or Sandril or Serpasil)
  • reservations.
  • reserve noun the trait of being uncommunicative; not volunteering anything more than necessary: something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose: (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions: formality and propriety of manner: armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency: a district that is reserved for particular purpose: an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced: verbobtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance: hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency: arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance: give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
  • reserved adj. cool and formal in manner: marked by self restraint and reticence: set aside for the use of a particular person or party
  • reserves noun civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army
  • reserving.
  • reservoir noun tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil): lake used to store water for community use: anything (a person or animal or plant or substance) in which an infectious agent normally lives and multiplies: a large or extra supply of something
  • reservoirs.
  • reset noun device for resetting instruments or controls: verb set to zero: set anew: adjust again after an initial failure
  • resetting.
  • resettlement noun the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
  • reside verb make one's home in a particular place or community:live (in a certain place): be inherent or innate in
  • residence noun the official house or establishment of an important person (as a sovereign or president): any address at which you dwell more than temporarily: the act of dwelling in a place: a large and imposing house
  • resident adj. living in a particular place: used of animals that do not migrate: noun someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there: a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital
  • residential adj. used or designed for residence or limited to residences: of or relating to or connected with residence
  • residents.
  • resides.
  • residing.
  • residium.
  • residua.
  • residual adj. relating to or indicating a remainder: noun (often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing: something left after other parts have been taken away
  • residue noun matter that remains after something has been removed: something left after other parts have been taken away
  • residues.
  • residuum noun something left after other parts have been taken away
  • resilience noun the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit: an occurrence of rebounding or springing back
  • resilient adj. recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like: elastic; rebounds readily
  • resin noun any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules
  • resin containing.
  • resins.
  • resist verb withstand the force of something: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something: refuse to comply: resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ:express opposition through action or words: elude, especially in a baffling way
  • resistance noun the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with: the military action of resisting the enemy's advance: group action in opposition to those in power:(psychiatry) an unwillingness to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness: the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin resistant bacteria): any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion: an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current: a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force: a material's opposition to the flow of electric current; measured in ohms: (medicine) the condition in which an organism can resist disease
  • resistance associated.
  • resistances.
  • resistant adj. impervious to being affected: incapable of absorbing or mixing with: disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority: relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection):able to tolerate environmental conditions or physiological stress
  • resisted.
  • resistens.
  • resisting.
  • resistive adj. exhibiting or relating to electrical resistance:disposed to or engaged in defiance of established authority
  • resistor noun an electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current
  • resistors.
  • resists.
  • resnaring.
  • resnick.
  • resnik.
  • resolubilize.
  • resolute adj. firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination: characterized by quickness and firmness
  • resolution noun finding a solution to a problem: a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner: analysis into clear cut components: a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote:(music) a dissonant chord is followed by a consonant chord: the subsidence of swelling or other signs of inflammation (especially in a lung): (computer science) the number of pixels per square inch on a computer generated display; the greater the resolution, the better the picture: the trait of being resolute: something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making: a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem: the ability of a microscope or telescope to measure the angular separation of images that are close together
  • resolve noun the trait of being resolute: a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote: verb find the solution: make clearly visible: cause to go into a solution: understand the meaning of: bring to an end; settle conclusively: reach a decision: reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation
  • resolved adj. determined: explained or answered
  • resolves.
  • resolving noun analysis into clear cut components
  • resonance noun the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities: a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system: an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation: having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant: a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
  • resonance compatible.
  • resonant adj. inducing resonance: characterized by reverberation
  • resonate verb be received or understood: sound with resonance
  • resonding.
  • resonium.
  • resoniumtm.
  • resorb verb undergo resorption
  • resorbed.
  • resorbing.
  • resorbtion.
  • resorcinol noun a crystalline phenol obtained from various resins; used in ointments for acne and in dandruff shampoos
  • resorption noun the organic process in which the substance of some differentiated structure that has been produced by the body undergoes lysis and assimilation
  • resorptive.
  • resort noun a hotel located in a resort area: act of turning to for assistance: something or someone turned to for assistance or security: a frequently visited place: verb move, travel, or proceed toward some place: have recourse to
  • resorted.
  • resorting.
  • resorts.
  • resource noun a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed: the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems: available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
  • resource poor.
  • resourced.
  • resourcefulness noun the quality of being able to cope with a difficult situation: the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems
  • resources.
  • respect noun (usually preceded by `in') a detail or point: an attitude of admiration or esteem: behavior intended to please your parents: a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard: courteous regard for people's feelings: a feeling of friendship and esteem: the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded): verb regard highly; think much of: show respect towards
  • respectability noun honorableness by virtue of being respectable and having a good reputation
  • respected adj. receiving deferential regard: having or worthy of pride
  • respecting.
  • respective adj. considered individually
  • respectively adv. in the order given
  • respects noun (often used with `pay') a formal expression of esteem
  • respiraatory.
  • respirable.
  • respiration noun the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs: a single complete act of breathing in and out: the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
  • respirations.
  • respiratoire.
  • respiratoires.
  • respirator noun a breathing device for administering long term artificial respiration: a protective mask with a filter; protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases
  • respirators.
  • respiratory adj. pertaining to respiration
  • respiratory borne.
  • respiratory induced.
  • respiratory tract noun the passages through which air enters and leaves the body
  • respired.
  • respirology.
  • respite noun a pause from doing something (as work): a pause for relaxation: the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment:an interruption in the intensity or amount of something: a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort: verb postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution
  • responce.
  • respond verb respond favorably or as hoped: show a response or a reaction to something: reply or respond to
  • responded.
  • respondent's.
  • respondents.
  • responder noun someone who responds
  • responders.
  • responding.
  • responds.
  • response noun a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister: a result: a bodily process occurring due to the effect of some foregoing stimulus or agent: the manner in which something is greeted: a statement (either spoken or written) that is made in reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation: the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
  • response element.
  • responses.
  • responsibilities.
  • responsibility noun a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct: the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force: the proper sphere or extent of your activities
  • responsible adj. being the agent or cause: worthy of or requiring responsibility or trust; or held accountable: having an acceptable credit rating
  • responsibly adv. in a responsible manner
  • responsive adj. readily reacting to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion: readily reacting to suggestions, influences, appeals or efforts: readily reacting to suggestions and influences:containing or using responses or antiphons recited or sung in alternation
  • responsiveness noun the quality of being responsive; reacting quickly; as a quality of people, it involves responding with emotion to people and events: responsive to stimulation
  • resposive.
  • respraying.
  • respriratory.
  • rest noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility): a support on which things can be put: a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration: euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb): a state of inaction:something left after other parts have been taken away: a pause for relaxation: verb be at rest: take a short break from one's activities in order to relax: give a rest to: not move; be in a resting position: put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying: be inactive, refrain from acting: be inherent or innate in: stay the same; remain in a certain state: rest on or as if on a pillow: sit, as on a branch: have a place in relation to something else
  • rest redistribution.
  • restaging.
  • restart verb start an engine again, for example: take up or begin anew
  • restarted.
  • restarting.
  • restarts.
  • restaurant noun a building where people go to eat
  • restaurants.
  • rested adj. not tired; refreshed as by sleeping or relaxing
  • restenosi.
  • restenosis.
  • resternotomy.
  • restifo.
  • restiform.
  • restimulate.
  • restimulation.
  • resting.
  • restitution noun getting something back again: the act of restoring something to its original state: a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
  • restless adj. worried and uneasy: ceaselessly in motion: unable to relax or be still: not affording rest
  • restlessness noun inability to rest or relax or be still: the quality of being ceaselessly moving or active: a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay: a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion
  • reston.
  • restoration noun the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state: the re establishment of the British monarchy in 1660: a model that represents the landscape of a former geological age or that represents and extinct animal etc.: some artifact that has been restored or reconstructed: the reign of Charles II in England; 1660 1685: getting something back again: the state of being restored to its former good condition
  • restorations.
  • restorative adj. promoting recuperation: tending to impart new life and vigor to: noun a device for treating injury or disease: a medicine that strengthens and invigorates
  • restore verb give or bring back: bring back into original existence, use, function, or position: return to its original or usable and functioning condition: return to life; get or give new life or energy:restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
  • restored.
  • restores.
  • restoring.
  • restrain verb hold back: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement: keep under control; keep in check: place limits on (extent or access): to compel or deter by or as if by threats
  • restrained adj. under restraint: prudent: cool and formal in manner: free from ostentation or pretension: not showy or obtrusive:marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes
  • restraining.
  • restrains.
  • restraint noun the of act controlling by restraining someone or something: a device that retards something's motion: discipline in personal and social activities: a rule or condition that limits freedom:lack of ornamentation: the state of being physically constrained
  • restraints.
  • restrepo.
  • restrict verb place limits on (extent or access): place restrictions on: place under restrictions; limit access to: make more specific
  • restricted adj. the lowest level of official classification for documents: restricted in meaning; (as e.g. `man' in `a tall man'):subject to restriction or subjected to restriction: curbed or regulated
  • restricted carbohydrate.
  • restricting adj. restricting the scope or freedom of action
  • restriction noun the act of keeping something within specified bounds (by force if necessary): a principle that limits the extent of something: an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)
  • restrictions.
  • restrictive adj. (of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports: serving to restrict
  • restricts.
  • restructuring.
  • rests.
  • restung.
  • result noun something that results: the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause: a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon: verb issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end: have as a result or residue
  • resultant adj. following as an effect or result: noun the final point in a process: a vector that is the sum of two or more other vectors:something that results
  • resulted.
  • resulting adj. following as an effect or result
  • results.
  • resume noun a summary of your academic and work history: short descriptive summary (of events): verb take up or begin anew: return to a previous location or condition: assume anew: give a summary (of)
  • resumed.
  • resumes.
  • resuming.
  • resumption noun beginning again
  • resurface verb appear again: cover with a new surface: reappear on the surface
  • resurgence noun bringing again into activity and prominence
  • resurgent adj. rising again as to new life and vigor
  • resurrection noun a revival from inactivity and disuse: (New Testament) the rising of Christ on the third day after the Crucifixion
  • resuscitate verb cause to regain consciousness: return to consciousness
  • resuscitated adj. restored to life or consciousness
  • resuscitating.
  • resuscitation noun the act of reviving a person and returning them to consciousness
  • resuscitations.
  • resuscitative.
  • resuspended.
  • resuspending.
  • resuspension noun a renewed suspension of insoluble particles after they have been precipitated
  • resvi.
  • reswallowed.
  • resynthesis.
  • resynthesized.
  • ret verb place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers form the woody tissue
  • retail adj. selling or related to selling direct to the consumer: adv.at a retail price: noun the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale: verb sell on the retail market: be sold at the retail level
  • retailed.
  • retain verb keep in one's mind: secure and keep for possible future use or application: allow to remain in a place or position: hold within
  • retained adj. continued in your keeping or use or memory
  • retainer noun a dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment: a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone: a person working in the service of another (especially in the household)
  • retaining.
  • retains.
  • retard noun a person of subnormal intelligence: verb cause to move more slowly or operate at a slower rate: be delayed: lose velocity; move more slowly: slow the growth or development of
  • retardation noun lack of normal development of intellectual capacities: the extent to which something is delayed or held back:the act of slowing down or falling behind: a decrease in rate of change: any agent that retards or delays or hinders
  • retarded adj. relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development: noun people collectively who are mentally retarded
  • retarding.
  • retards.
  • retch noun an involuntary spasm of ineffectual vomiting: verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth: make an unsuccessful effort to vomit; strain to vomit
  • retches.
  • retching.
  • rete noun a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
  • retention noun the act of retaining something: the power of retaining liquid: the power of retaining and recalling past experience
  • reteplase.
  • retested.
  • retesting.
  • rethink noun thinking again about a choice previously made: verbchange one's mind
  • rethinking.
  • reticular adj. resembling or forming a network
  • reticulares.
  • reticularis.
  • reticulata.
  • reticulate adj. resembling or forming a network: verb divide so as to form a network: distribute by a network, as of water or electricity:form a net or a network
  • reticulated.
  • reticulatus.
  • reticulin.
  • reticulocyte noun an immature red blood cell containing a network of filaments or granules
  • reticulocytes.
  • reticulocytopenia.
  • reticulocytosis.
  • reticuloendotheial.
  • reticuloendothelial.
  • reticuloendothelioma.
  • reticulohistiocytosis.
  • reticulonodular.
  • reticulosarcomas.
  • reticuloses.
  • reticulosis.
  • reticulospinal.
  • reticulum noun the second compartment of the stomach of a ruminant: any fine network (especially one in the body composed of cells or blood vessels): a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Dorado and Hydrus
  • reticulum cell.
  • reticulum like.
  • retina noun the light sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball; it is continuous with the optic nerve
  • retinaculum.
  • retinal adj. in or relating to the retina of the eye: noun either of two yellow to red retinal pigments formed from rhodopsin by the action of light
  • retinalis.
  • retinas.
  • retinitis noun inflammation of the retina
  • retinits.
  • retinoblast.
  • retinoblastoma noun malignant ocular tumor of retinal cells; usually occurs before the third year of life; composed of primitive small round retinal cells
  • retinoblastomas.
  • retinochoroidal.
  • retinochoroiditis.
  • retinocortical.
  • retinofugal.
  • retinoic.
  • retinoid.
  • retinoids.
  • retinol noun an unsaturated alcohol that occurs in marine fish liver oils and is synthesized biologically from carotene
  • retinol binding.
  • retinols.
  • retinopathies.
  • retinopathy.
  • retinosa.
  • retinotopic.
  • retinyl.
  • retire verb cause to retire: lose interest: dispose of; as of old clothes: go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position: withdraw from active participation: make (someone) retire: withdraw from circulation or from the market, as of bills, shares, and bonds: prepare for sleep: cause to be out on a fielding play: move back and away from: pull back or move away or backward: break from a meeting or gathering
  • retired adj. no longer active in your work or profession: discharged as too old for use or work; especially with a pension: honorably retired from assigned duties and retaining your title along with the additional title `emeritus' as in `professor emeritus'; `retired from assigned duties' need not imply that one is inactive: not allowed to continue to bat or run
  • retirement noun withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation:withdrawal from your position or occupation: the state of being retired from one's business or occupation
  • retiring adj. not arrogant or presuming: moving toward a position farther from the front: reluctant to draw attention to yourself: of a person who has held and relinquished a position or office
  • retract verb use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ): formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure: pull inward or towards a center: pull away from a source of disgust or fear
  • retracted adj. drawn back and in
  • retracting.
  • retraction noun the act of pulling or holding or drawing a part back: a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
  • retractor noun surgical instrument that holds back the edges of a surgical incision
  • retractors.
  • retraining noun training for a new occupation
  • retransplantation.
  • retransplanted.
  • retreat noun (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat:(military) a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset:(military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position: a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet: withdrawal for prayer and study and meditation: an area where you can be alone:verb make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity: move away, as for privacy: pull back or move away or backward: move back
  • retreated noun people who have retreated
  • retreating adj. moving back or away
  • retreatment.
  • retreatments.
  • retrievability.
  • retrievable adj. capable of being regained especially with effort
  • retrieval noun the cognitive operation of accessing information in memory: (computer science) the operation of accessing information from the computer's memory: the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
  • retrieve verb run after, pick up, and bring to the master: recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection: get or find back; recover the use of
  • retrieved.
  • retrieves.
  • retrieving.
  • retro adj. affecting things past: noun a fashion reminiscent of the past
  • retro orbital.
  • retro orbitally.
  • retroabdominal.
  • retroaortic.
  • retroauricular.
  • retrobulbar.
  • retrocaecal.
  • retrocalcaneal.
  • retrocardiac.
  • retrocaval.
  • retrocerebellar.
  • retrochiasmal.
  • retrocochlear.
  • retrocolic.
  • retrocollis.
  • retroglossal.
  • retrognathia.
  • retrognathism.
  • retrograde adj. of amnesia; affecting time immediately preceding trauma: moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or for planets around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth:going from better to worse: moving or directed or tending in a backward direction or contrary to a previous direction: verb go back over: move back: move in a direction contrary to the usual one:move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies: get worse or fall back to a previous condition
  • retrogradely.
  • retrohepatic.
  • retrolental.
  • retromandibular.
  • retroperistalsis.
  • retroperitoneal.
  • retroperitoneally.
  • retroperitoneum.
  • retropharyngeal.
  • retroplacental.
  • retroposition.
  • retropositioning.
  • retrorectal.
  • retroretinal.
  • retrospect noun contemplation of things past: verb look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember
  • retrospective adj. concerned with or related to the past: noun an exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work
  • retrospectively adv. in a manner contemplative of past events
  • retrosternal.
  • retrosternally.
  • retroversion noun translation back into the original language: a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part: returning to a former state
  • retroverting.
  • retroviral.
  • retrovirally.
  • retrovirtm.
  • retrovirus noun any of a group of viruses that contain two single strand linear RNA molecules per virion and reverse transcriptase (RNA to DNA)
  • retrovirus mediated.
  • retroviruses.
  • retsup.
  • return noun a coming to or returning home: the act of going back to a prior location: (American football) the act of running back the ball after a kickoff or punt or interception or fumble: a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player: a reciprocal group action: the occurrence of a change in direction back in the opposite direction: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property: the act of someone appearing again:getting something back again: the key on electric typewriters or computer keyboards that causes a carriage return and a line feed:document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability: a quick reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one): happening again (especially at regular intervals):verb submit (a report, etc.) to someone in authority: make a return:come back to place where one has been before, or return to a previous activity: return to a previous position; in mathematics: bring back to the point of departure: return in kind: go back to a previous state: be restored: answer back: go back to something earlier: pass down: give or supply: be inherited by: pay back: give back: elect again
  • returned.
  • returning adj. tending to be turned back: tending to return to an earlier state
  • returns.
  • reuben noun a hot sandwich with corned beef and Swiss cheese and sauerkraut on rye bread: (Old Testment) a son of Jacob and forefather of one of the tribes of Israel
  • reunification noun the act of coming together again
  • reunified.
  • reuptake noun a process of using up or consuming again
  • reuse verb use again after processing
  • reused.
  • reutilization.
  • reutilized.
  • rev noun rate of revolution of a motor: verb increase the number of rotations per minute
  • revaccination.
  • revascular.
  • revascularisation.
  • revascularization.
  • revascularizations.
  • revascularize.
  • revascularized.
  • revascularizing.
  • reveal verb make clear and visible: disclose directly or through prophets: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret:make visible
  • revealed adj. no longer concealed; uncovered as by opening a curtain; `discovered' is archaic and primarily a theater term
  • revealing adj. disclosing unintentionally: showing or making known: noun the speech act of making something evident
  • reveals.
  • revel noun unrestrained merrymaking: verb celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities: take delight in
  • revelation noun an enlightening or astonishing disclosure: the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the apostle: communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency: the speech act of making something evident
  • revelations.
  • reverberation noun the persistence of a sound after its source has stopped: a remote or indirect consequence of some action
  • reverdy.
  • reversal noun a change from one state to the opposite state: a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside: a decision to reverse an earlier decision: turning in an opposite direction or position: a major change in attitude or principle or point of view: the act of reversing the order or place of: turning in the opposite direction: an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
  • reversal reaction.
  • reversals.
  • reverse adj. of the transmission gear causing backward movement in a motor vehicle: reversed (turned backward) in order or nature or effect: directed or moving toward the rear: noun (American football) a running play in which a back running in one direction hands the ball to a back running in the opposite direction: the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed: the side of a coin or medal that does not bear the principal design: an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating: a relation of direct opposition: turning in the opposite direction: verb change to the contrary: turn inside out or upside down: rule against: annul by recalling or rescinding
  • reverse transcribed.
  • reverse transcriptase noun a polymerase that catalyzes the formation of DNA using RNA as a template; found especially in retroviruses
  • reversed adj. turned inside out and resewn: turned about in order or relation
  • reverses.
  • reversibility noun the quality of being reversible in either direction
  • reversible adj. capable of assuming or producing either of two states: capable of reversing or being reversed: capable of being reversed or used with either side out: capable of being reversed:noun a garment (especially a coat) that can be worn inside out (with either side of the cloth showing)
  • reversibly adv. in a reversible manner
  • reversing.
  • reversion noun turning in the opposite direction: a return to a normal phenotype (usually resulting from a second mutation): (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee): a failure to maintain a higher state: returning to a former state: a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
  • revert verb undergo reversion, as in a mutation: go back to a previous state
  • reverted.
  • reverting adj. tending to return to an earlier state: noun a failure to maintain a higher state
  • reverts.
  • revew.
  • review noun practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory: (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court): an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play): a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art: (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data: a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment: a formal or official examination: a new appraisal or evaluation: a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion: a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians: verb look at again; examine again:look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember:hold a review (of troops): refresh one's memory: appraise critically
  • reviewed.
  • reviewers.
  • reviewing.
  • reviews.
  • revise noun the act of rewriting something: verb make revisions in:revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving
  • revised adj. improved or brought up to date: altered or revised by rephrasing or by adding or deleting material
  • revision noun the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification): the act of rewriting something:something that has been written again
  • revisions.
  • revisited.
  • revista.
  • revival noun bringing again into activity and prominence: an evangelistic meeting intended to reawaken interest in religion
  • revived adj. restored to consciousness or life or vigor: given fresh life or vigor or spirit
  • revjieowur.
  • revolt noun organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another: verb make revolution:cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of: fill with distaste
  • revolting adj. highly offensive; arousing aversion or disgust
  • revolution noun the overthrow of a government by those who are governed: a drastic and far reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving: a single complete turn (axial or orbital)
  • revolutionary adj. markedly new or introducing radical change:advocating or engaged in revolution: relating to or having the nature of a revolution: of or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn: noun a radical supporter of political or social revolution
  • revolutionize verb change radically: fill with revolutionary ideas:overthrow by a revolution, of governments
  • revolutionized.
  • revolutions.
  • revolves.
  • revue noun a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
  • reward noun an act performed to strengthen approved behavior:the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property: payment made in return for a service rendered: benefit resulting from some event or action: a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing: verb act or give recompense in recognition of someone's behavior or actions: strengthen and support with rewards: bestow honor or rewards upon
  • rewarded.
  • rewarding adj. providing personal satisfaction
  • rewards.
  • rewarmed.
  • rewarming.
  • rex noun a male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom
  • reye's.
  • reye like.
  • reynolds noun English portrait painter and first president of the Royal Academy (1723 1792)
  • rez.
  • rez pomata.
  • rezende.
  • reznek.
  • reznik.
  • rf noun a complex neural network in the central core of the brainstem; monitors the state of the body and functions in such processes as arousal and sleep and attention and muscle tone: a radioactive transuranic element which has been synthesized: a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
  • rfa.
  • rflp.
  • rflps.
  • rg noun a radioactive transuranic element
  • rg csf.
  • rgd.
  • rgen.
  • rgg.
  • rgm.
  • rgo.
  • rh noun any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone: a white hard metallic element that is one of the platinum group and is found in platinum ores; used in alloys with platinum: a blood group antigen possessed by Rh positive people; if an Rh negative person receives a blood transfusion from an Rh positive person it can result in hemolysis and anemia
  • rh negative adj. of persons (or their blood) lacking the Rh factor present in their red blood cells
  • rh null.
  • rh positive adj. of persons (or their blood) having the Rh factor present in their red blood cells
  • rh related.
  • rhabarbarum.
  • rhabditaform.
  • rhabditiform.
  • rhabditis.
  • rhabditoid.
  • rhabdomyolysis.
  • rhabdomyolytic.
  • rhabdomyoma noun benign rumor of striated muscle
  • rhabdomyomas.
  • rhabdomyosarcoma noun a highly malignant neoplasm derived from striated muscle
  • rhabdomyoysis.
  • rhabdophis.
  • rhabdoviridae noun a family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
  • rhabdovirus noun any of a group of arboviruses including those causing rabies
  • rhabdoviruses.
  • rhacodes.
  • rhamnose.
  • rhamnus noun type genus of the Rhamnaceae: buckthorns
  • rhamosus.
  • rhce.
  • rhd noun a paramilitary group of Protestants in Northern Ireland that tries to prevent any political settlement with the Irish Free State; attacks interests of Catholic civilians in Northern Ireland; responsible for arson and bombing and murder
  • rhee.
  • rheinische.
  • rhematology.
  • rheological adj. of or relating to rheology
  • rheology noun the branch of physics that studies the deformation and flow of matter
  • rhesus noun of southern Asia; used in medical research
  • rhesus d negative.
  • rhesus d positive.
  • rhesus negative.
  • rhesus positive.
  • rhesus related.
  • rhetoric noun study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking): using language effectively to please or persuade: loud and confused and empty talk: high flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
  • rheum noun rhubarb: a watery discharge from the mucous membranes (especially from the eyes or nose)
  • rheumatic adj. of or pertaining to arthritis: noun a person suffering with rheumatism
  • rheumatica.
  • rheumatism noun any painful disorder of the joints or muscles or connective tissues: a chronic autoimmune disease with inflammation of the joints and marked deformities; something (possibly a virus) triggers an attack on the synovium by the immune system, which releases cytokines that stimulate an inflammatory reaction that can lead to the destruction of all components of the joint
  • rheumatisme.
  • rheumatogenic.
  • rheumatogenicity.
  • rheumatoid adj. of or pertaining to arthritis
  • rheumatologic.
  • rheumatological.
  • rheumatologist noun a physician specializing in rheumatic diseases
  • rheumatologist's.
  • rheumatologists.
  • rheumatology noun the branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of pathologies of the muscles or tendons or joints
  • rheumazentrum.
  • rhgh.
  • rhgm csf.
  • rhig.
  • rhinitic.
  • rhinitis noun an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nose (usually associated with nasal discharge)
  • rhinocerebral.
  • rhinoceros horned.
  • rhinoceroses.
  • rhinocladiella.
  • rhinoconjunctivitis.
  • rhinocricus.
  • rhinoentomophthoromycosis. * rhinology.
  • rhinopharyngitis.
  • rhinorrhea noun persistent watery mucus discharge from the nose (as in the common cold)
  • rhinorrhoea.
  • rhinoscleroma.
  • rhinoscleromatis.
  • rhinosinusitis.
  • rhinosporidiosis noun fungal infection of the nose; often acquired while swimming
  • rhinovirus noun any of a group of picornaviruses that are responsible for many upper respiratory infections
  • rhinoviruses.
  • rhipicephalus.
  • rhizomelia.
  • rhizomelic.
  • rhizomucor.
  • rhizomys.
  • rhizopus noun any of various rot causing fungi of the genus Rhizopus
  • rhk.
  • rho noun the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • rho dependent.
  • rhoads.
  • rhodesian adj. of or relating to the former country of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
  • rhodesiense.
  • rhodnius.
  • rhodococci.
  • rhodococcus.
  • rhododendron noun any shrub of the genus Rhododendron: evergreen shrubs or small shrubby trees having leathery leaves and showy clusters of campanulate (bell shaped) flowers
  • rhodopsin noun a red photopigment in the retinal rods of vertebrates; dissociates into retinene by light
  • rhodostoma.
  • rhombencephalon noun the posterior portion of the brain including cerebellum and brainstem
  • rhomboencephalitis.
  • rhomboid adj. shaped like a rhombus or rhomboid: noun any of several muscles of the upper back that help move the shoulder blade: a parallelogram with adjacent sides of unequal lengths; an oblique angled parallelogram with only the opposite sides equal
  • rhomboidal adj. shaped like a rhombus or rhomboid
  • rhomboids.
  • rhombotin.
  • rhonchi.
  • rhone noun a major French river; flows into the Mediterranean near Marseilles
  • rhr.
  • rhs.
  • rht.
  • rhubarb noun plants having long green or reddish acidic leafstalks growing in basal clumps; stems (and only the stems) are edible when cooked; leaves are poisonous: long pinkish sour leafstalks usually eaten cooked and sweetened
  • rhuepo.
  • rhus noun deciduous or evergreen shrubs and shrubby trees of temperate and subtropical North America, South Africa, eastern Asia and northeastern Australia; usually limited to nonpoisonous sumacs (see genus Toxicodendron)
  • rhusiopathiae.
  • rhythm noun recurring at regular intervals: the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements: the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music: natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle): an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
  • rhythmic adj. recurring with measured regularity
  • rhythmical adj. recurring with measured regularity
  • rhythmically adv. in a rhythmic manner
  • rhythmicity noun the rhythmic property imparted by the accents and relative durations of notes in a piece of music
  • rhythms.
  • rhythym.
  • ri noun a state in New England; one of the original 13 colonies; the smallest state
  • riamet.
  • rib noun support resembling the rib of an animal: a projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural: a riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant: any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates): a teasing remark: cut of meat including one or more ribs: verb form vertical ribs by knitting: subject to laughter or ridicule
  • rib cage noun the bony enclosing wall of the chest
  • rib like.
  • riba.
  • ribavirin noun an inhaled antiviral agent (trade name Virazole) that may be used to treat serious virus infections
  • ribbon noun notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming: a long strip of inked material for making characters on paper with a typewriter: any long object resembling a thin line: an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
  • ribbon like.
  • ribbons.
  • ribcage.
  • ribivirin.
  • riboflavin noun a B vitamin that prevents skin lesions and weight loss
  • riboflavine.
  • ribonuclear.
  • ribonuclease noun a transferase that catalyzes the hydrolysis of ribonucleic acid
  • ribonucleases.
  • ribonucleic.
  • ribonucleoprotein.
  • ribonucleoproteins.
  • ribonucleosides.
  • ribonucleotide.
  • ribonucleotides.
  • riboprotein.
  • ribose noun a pentose sugar important as a component of ribonucleic acid
  • ribose phosphate.
  • riboside.
  • ribosomal.
  • ribosome noun an organelle in the cytoplasm of a living cell; they attach to mRNA and move down it one codon at a time and then stop until tRNA brings the required amino acid; when it reaches a stop codon it falls apart and releases the completed protein molecule for use by the cell
  • ribosomes.
  • ribosyl.
  • ribosylated.
  • ribosylating.
  • ribosylation.
  • ribotol.
  • ribotta.
  • ribotyping.
  • ribs.
  • ribulose.
  • rica.
  • ricaurte.
  • rice noun grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished: United States playwright (1892 1967): English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944): annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper: verb sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice
  • rice based.
  • rice water.
  • rice watery.
  • ricerca.
  • rich adj. pleasantly full and mellow: very productive: possessing material wealth: having an abundant supply of desirable qualities or substances (especially natural resources): suggestive of or characterized by great expense: high in mineral content; having a high proportion of fuel to air: of great worth or quality: containing plenty of fat, or eggs, or sugar: affording an abundant supply:strong; intense: marked by great fruitfulness: marked by richness and fullness of flavor: noun people who have possessions and wealth (considered as a group)
  • richard.
  • richardii.
  • richards noun English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893 1979)
  • richardson noun British stage and screen actor noted for playing classic roles (1902 1983): United States architect (1838 1886)
  • richardson's.
  • richelson.
  • richens.
  • richer.
  • riches noun an abundance of material possessions and resources
  • richest.
  • richet.
  • richly adv. in a rich and lavish manner: in a rich manner: to an ample degree or in an ample manner
  • richman.
  • richness noun a strong deep vividness of hue: the property of producing abundantly and sustaining vigorous and luxuriant growth:the quality of having high intrinsic value: splendid or imposing in size or appearance: the property of a sensation that is rich and pleasing:the property of being extremely abundant: abundant wealth
  • richter.
  • richter's.
  • richteri.
  • ricin noun a toxic protein extracted from castor beans; used as a chemical reagent; can be used as a bioweapon
  • ricinus noun a genus of herb having only one known species: castor oil plant
  • ricketic.
  • rickets noun childhood disease caused by deficiency of vitamin D and sunlight associated with impaired metabolism of calcium and phosphorus
  • ricketts.
  • rickettsaemic.
  • rickettsia noun any of a group of very small rod shaped bacteria that live in biting arthropods (as ticks and mites) and cause disease in vertebrate hosts; they cause typhus and other febrile diseases in human beings
  • rickettsiae.
  • rickettsial adj. relating to or caused by rickettsias
  • rickettsialpox noun mild infectious rickettsial disease caused by a bacterium of the genus Rickettsia transmitted to humans by the bite a mite that lives on rodents; characterized by chills and fever and headache and skin lesions that resemble chickenpox
  • rickettsias.
  • rickettsii.
  • rickettsioses.
  • rickettsiosis noun infectious disease caused by ticks or mites or body lice infected with rickettsial bacteria
  • rickettsoses.
  • rickety adj. inclined to shake as from weakness or defect: affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets: lacking physical strength or vitality
  • rickinson.
  • rickman.
  • rico noun law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
  • rico vargas.
  • ricord.
  • rictularia.
  • rid verb relieve from
  • ridden.
  • ridding.
  • riddle noun a coarse sieve (as for gravel): a difficult problem: verbset a difficult problem or riddle: explain a riddle: speak in riddles:pierce with many holes: separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff:spread or diffuse through
  • riddoch.
  • riddor.
  • riders.
  • ridge noun a beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters: any long raised border or margin of a bone or tooth or membrane: a long narrow natural elevation or striation: a long narrow range of hills: a long narrow natural elevation on the floor of the ocean: any long raised strip: verb form into a ridge: spade into alternate ridges and troughs: throw soil toward (a crop row) from both sides: plough alternate strips by throwing the furrow onto an unploughed strip: extend in ridges
  • ridged adj. having a ridge or shaped like a ridge or the keel of a ship
  • ridges.
  • ridging.
  • riding adj. traveling by wheeled vehicle such as bicycle or automobile e.g.: noun to be carried on horseback as a means of transportation: the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
  • ridker.
  • ridley noun a marine turtle
  • rids.
  • ridsdale.
  • riedel's.
  • riegel.
  • riegger.
  • riel noun the basic unit of money in Cambodia; equal to 100 sen
  • riera.
  • ries.
  • riethmuller.
  • rietschel.
  • rietti.
  • rietz.
  • rieux.
  • rifabutin.
  • rifamicin.
  • rifampicin.
  • rifampicin based.
  • rifampicin resistant.
  • rifampicins.
  • rifampin noun an antibacterial drug (trade names Rifadin and Rimactane) used to treat tuberculosis
  • rifamycins.
  • rife adj. excessively abundant: encountered generally especially at the present time
  • rift noun a narrow fissure in rock: a gap between cloud masses: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
  • rig noun gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise: formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel: the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme: a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses: gear used in fishing: a set of clothing (with accessories): a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together:verb equip with sails or masts: connect or secure to: manipulate in a fraudulent manner: arrange the outcome of by means of deceit
  • riggo.
  • right adj. correct in opinion or judgment: (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward: having the axis perpendicular to the base: intended for the right hand: of or belonging to the political or intellectual right: being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north: in conformance with justice or law or morality: in or into a satisfactory condition: appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion or a person's character, needs: free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth: most suitable or right for a particular purpose: socially right or correct: in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure: adv. exactly: immediately: an interjection expressing agreement: precisely, exactly: completely: toward or on the right; also used figuratively: (Southern regional intensive) very: in the right manner: in a correct manner: in accordance with moral or social standards: noun a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east: anything in accord with principles of justice: an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature: the hand that is on the right side of the body: those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged: location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east: (frequently plural) the interest possessed by law or custom in some intangible thing: the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's right: verbregain an upright or proper position: put in or restore to an upright position: make reparations or amends for: make right or correct
  • right angles.
  • right axis.
  • right dominant.
  • right hand adj. most helpful and reliable: located on or directed toward the right: intended for the right hand
  • right handed adj. using or intended for the right hand: rotating to the right
  • right heart.
  • right sided.
  • right to left.
  • righting.
  • rightly adv. with honesty
  • rights.
  • rightward.
  • rigid adj. incapable of or resistant to bending: designating an airship or dirigible having a form maintained by a stiff unyielding frame or structure: incapable of compromise or flexibility: incapable of adapting or changing to meet circumstances: fixed and unmoving
  • rigidity noun the physical property of being stiff and resisting bending: the quality of being rigid and rigorously severe
  • rigidly adv. in a rigid manner
  • rigidus.
  • rigo.
  • rigor noun excessive sternness: something hard to endure: the quality of being logically valid
  • rigorous adj. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures:rigidly accurate; allowing no deviation from a standard
  • rigorously adv. in a rigorous manner
  • rigors.
  • rigour noun excessive sternness: something hard to endure: the quality of being logically valid
  • rigshospitalet.
  • rihs.
  • rii.
  • riii.
  • rijswik.
  • rikihisa.
  • ril ra.
  • riley noun United States poet (1849 1916)
  • rillettes.
  • riluzole.
  • rim noun the outer part of a wheel to which the tire is attached:(basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended: the shape of a raised edge of a more or less circular object: the top edge of a vessel or other container: a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object: verb roll around the rim of: furnish with a rim: run around the rim of
  • rima noun a narrow elongated opening or fissure between two symmetrical parts
  • rimac.
  • rimae.
  • rimantadine.
  • rimatadine.
  • rimel.
  • rimester.
  • rimington.
  • rimiterol.
  • rimm.
  • rimmed adj. having a rim or a rim of a specified kind
  • rimoin.
  • rimoin's.
  • rin.
  • rincz.
  • rind noun the natural outer covering of food (usually removed before eating): the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit)
  • rinderpest noun an acute infectious viral disease of cattle (usually fatal); characterized by fever and diarrhea and inflammation of mucous membranes
  • rindi.
  • ring noun jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger: a square platform marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle: a characteristic sound:the sound of a bell ringing: a toroidal shape: a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration): a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling: an association of criminals: (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop: verb attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify:sound loudly and sonorously: make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification: get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone: ring or echo with sound: be around
  • ring enhancing.
  • ring finger noun the third finger (especially of the left hand)
  • ring like.
  • ring shaped adj. shaped like a ring
  • ringed adj. wearing a wedding ring; lawfully married: having colored rings around the body: adorned or crowned with a circlet; sometimes used as combining forms: shaped like a ring
  • ringer's.
  • ringing adj. having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected: noun the giving of a ring as a token of engagement:having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant: the sound of a bell ringing
  • ringler.
  • rings noun gymnastic apparatus consisting of a pair of heavy metal circles (usually covered with leather) suspended by ropes; used for gymnastic exercises
  • ringworm noun infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • rinkel.
  • rinkhals noun highly venomous snake of southern Africa able to spit venom up to seven feet
  • rinne.
  • rinse noun washing lightly without soap: the act of giving a light tint to the hair: the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing: a liquid preparation used on wet hair to give it a tint: verbwash off soap or remaining dirt: rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash: clean with some chemical process
  • rinsed.
  • rinses.
  • rinsho.
  • rinsing noun the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
  • rint.
  • rio noun the former capital and 2nd largest city of Brazil; chief Brazilian port; famous as a tourist attraction
  • riordan eva.
  • riot noun a public act of violence by an unruly mob: a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity: a joke that seems extremely funny: a state of disorder involving group violence:verb take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot:engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
  • riou.
  • rip noun a stretch of turbulent water in a river or the sea caused by one current flowing into or across another current: an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart: the act of rending or ripping or splitting something: a dissolute man in fashionable society: verb criticize or abuse strongly and violently: cut (wood) along the grain: move precipitously or violently: tear or be torn violently
  • ripe adj. at the highest point of development especially in judgment or knowledge: fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used: fully prepared or eager: far along in time: most suitable or right for a particular purpose
  • ripened adj. of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; (`aged' pronounced as one syllable)
  • ripple noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid: (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value:verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples: flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise
  • rippled adj. shaken into waves or undulations as by wind: uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
  • ripples.
  • rippling noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid
  • ris.
  • risch.
  • rise noun the act of changing location in an upward direction: an increase in cost: a growth in strength or number or importance: a movement upward: increase in price or value: the property possessed by a slope or surface that rises: the amount a salary is increased: (theology) the origination of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost:a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground: an upward slope or grade (as in a road): verb increase in value or to a higher point:rise in rank or status: exert oneself to meet a challenge: become heartened or elated: move upward: come up, of celestial bodies:increase in volume: rise up: get up and out of bed: return from the dead: become more extreme: go up or advance: be promoted, move to a better position: rise to one's feet: come to the surface: take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance: come into existence; take on form or shape
  • risedronate.
  • risen adj. (of e.g. celestial bodies) above the horizon
  • rises.
  • rising adj. newly come into prominence: advancing or becoming higher or greater in degree or value or status: coming to maturity:sloping upward: noun organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another: a movement upward
  • risk noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury: the probability of being exposed to an infectious agent: the probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune: verb expose to a chance of loss or damage: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  • risk assessment.
  • risk based.
  • risk directed.
  • risk factor.
  • risk free adj. thought to be devoid of risk
  • risk reduction.
  • risk stratified.
  • risk taking.
  • riskier.
  • risking.
  • risks.
  • risky adj. involving risk or danger: not financially safe or secure
  • risperidone.
  • rispiridone.
  • rissing.
  • ristocetin.
  • ristocetin enhanced.
  • ristocetin induced.
  • risus.
  • rita.
  • ritchie.
  • rite noun an established ceremony prescribed by a religion: any customary observance or practice
  • rites.
  • ritland.
  • ritodrine.
  • ritonavir noun a protease inhibitor (trade name Norvir) used in treating HIV
  • ritter.
  • ritter's.
  • ritts.
  • ritual adj. of or relating to or employed in social rites or rituals: of or relating to or characteristic of religious rituals: noun stereotyped behavior: any customary observance or practice: the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
  • ritualistic adj. of or characterized by or adhering to ritualism
  • rituals.
  • rituxan.
  • rituximab.
  • rituxumab.
  • ritz noun an ostentatiously elegant hotel: ostentatious display of elegance: Swiss hotelier who created a chain of elegant hotels (1850 1918)
  • ritzen.
  • riva rocci.
  • rivard.
  • rivastigmine.
  • river noun a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek)
  • rivera noun socialist Mexican painter of murals (1886 1957)
  • riverius.
  • rivers.
  • rivet noun heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together: ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt): verb hold (someone's attention): fasten with a rivet or rivets: direct one's attention on something
  • riveting adj. capable of arousing and holding the attention
  • rivier.
  • rivkees.
  • riyadh noun joint capital (with Mecca) of Saudi Arabia located in the central oasis; largest city in Saudi Arabia
  • rizzato.
  • rizzetto.
  • rizzi.
  • rj.
  • rja.
  • rjc.
  • rjg.
  • rji.
  • rjl.
  • rjm.
  • rjo.
  • rk.
  • rkhem.
  • rl.
  • rm.
  • rmp.
  • rn noun a graduate nurse who has passed examinations for registration: a radioactive gaseous element formed by the disintegration of radium; the heaviest of the inert gasses; occurs naturally (especially in areas over granite) and is considered a hazard to health
  • rna noun (biochemistry) a long linear polymer of nucleotides found in the nucleus but mainly in the cytoplasm of a cell where it is associated with microsomes; it transmits genetic information from DNA to the cytoplasm and controls certain chemical processes in the cell
  • rna based.
  • rna containing.
  • rna dependent.
  • rna directed.
  • rna encoding.
  • rna viral.
  • rnaase.
  • rnaaseh.
  • rnal.
  • rnas.
  • rnases.
  • rnberg.
  • rnis.
  • rnisleading.
  • rnm.
  • rnp.
  • ro noun an artificial language for international use that rejects all existing words and is based instead on an abstract analysis of ideas
  • ro positive.
  • roach noun European freshwater food fish having a greenish back:the butt of a marijuana cigarette: a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead: any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests: street names for flunitrazepan: verb cut the mane off (a horse): comb (hair) into a roach
  • road adj. taking place over public roads: working for a short time in different places: noun a way or means to achieve something: an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
  • road traffic.
  • roads noun a partly sheltered anchorage
  • roadsides.
  • roaring adj. loud enough to cause (temporary) hearing loss: very lively and profitable: adv. extremely: noun a very loud utterance (like the sound of an animal): a deep prolonged loud noise
  • roasting noun cooking (meat) by dry heat in an oven (usually with fat added)
  • robb smith.
  • robbed.
  • robbing.
  • robbins noun United States choreographer who brought human emotion to classical ballet and spirited reality to Broadway musicals (1918 1998)
  • robens.
  • roberge.
  • robert noun United States parliamentary authority and author (in 1876) of Robert's Rules of Order (1837 1923)
  • roberts noun a Welsh pirate credited with having taken more than 400 ships (1682 1722): United States writer remembered for his historical novels about colonial America (1885 1957): United States evangelist (born 1918): United States biochemist (born in England) honored for his discovery that some genes contain introns (born in 1943)
  • robertson noun United States basketball guard (born in 1938)
  • robertsonian.
  • robin noun large American thrush having a rust red breast and abdomen: small Old World songbird with a reddish breast
  • robinia noun deciduous flowering trees and shrubs
  • robinson noun United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893 1973): United States poet; author of narrative verse (1869 1935): United States baseball player; first Black to play in the major leagues (1919 1972): United States historian who stressed the importance of intellectual and social events for the course of history (1863 1936): Irish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886 1958): United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921 1989): English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886 1975)
  • robinson's.
  • robles.
  • robotic.
  • robson.
  • robust adj. rough and crude: physically strong: strong enough to withstand or overcome intellectual challenges or adversity: marked by richness and fullness of flavor
  • robustly adv. in a robust manner
  • robustness noun the characteristic of being strong enough to withstand intellectual challenge: the property of being strong and healthy in constitution
  • robustus.
  • roca.
  • roccatello.
  • rochagan.
  • rochalimaea.
  • roche.
  • rochester noun a town in southeast Minnesota: a city in western New York; a center of the photographic equipment industry
  • rochmis.
  • rocio.
  • rock noun pitching dangerously to one side: a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter: (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable: United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890 1984): material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust: a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of Black rhythm and blues with White country and western: hard bright colored stick candy (typically flavored with peppermint): verb move back and forth or sideways: cause to move back and forth
  • rockall.
  • rocker noun a curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro: an ice skate with a curved blade: a trough that can be rocked back and forth; used by gold miners to shake auriferous earth in water in order to separate the gold: a teenager or young adult in the 1960s who wore leather jackets and rode motorcycles: a performer or composer or fan of rock music: an attendant who rocks a child in a cradle: a chair mounted on rockers
  • rocker bottom.
  • rocket noun a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion: any vehicle self propelled by a rocket engine: propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon: erect European annual often grown as a salad crop to be harvested when young and tender: sends a firework display high into the sky: verb propel with a rocket: shoot up abruptly, like a rocket
  • rockets.
  • rocking.
  • rocks.
  • rockville.
  • rockwood.
  • rocky adj. full of hardship or trials: abounding in rocks or stones:liable to rock: causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
  • rod noun any rod shaped bacterium: a long thin implement made of metal or wood: visual receptor cell sensitive to dim light: a gangster's pistol: a square rod of land: a linear measure of 16.5 feet
  • rod like.
  • rod shaped adj. resembling a rod: formed like a bacillus
  • rodan.
  • roddie.
  • rodding.
  • roden.
  • rodent noun relatively small gnawing animals having a single pair of constantly growing incisor teeth specialized for gnawing
  • rodent's.
  • rodent borne.
  • rodent infested.
  • rodent related.
  • rodent to human.
  • rodent urine contaminated.
  • rodenticide.
  • rodenticides.
  • rodents.
  • roderick.
  • rodes.
  • rodesch.
  • rodriguez.
  • rodriguez merchan.
  • rods.
  • roe noun the eggs or egg laden ovary of a fish: the egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster: eggs of female fish: fish eggs or egg filled ovary; having a grainy texture
  • roehrig.
  • roelendt.
  • roels.
  • roentgen noun German physicist who discovered x rays and developed roentgenography (1845 1923): a unit of radiation exposure; the dose of ionizing radiation that will produce 1 electrostatic unit of electricity in 1 cc of dry air
  • roentgenogram noun a radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis
  • roentgenographic adj. relating to or produced by roentgenography
  • roentgenology.
  • roetto.
  • rofecoxib noun a Cox 2 inhibitor (trade name Vioxx) that relieves pain without harming the digestive tract; voluntarily withdrawn from the market in 2004
  • roffi.
  • roger.
  • rogers noun United States psychologist who developed client centered therapy (1902 1987): United States dancer and film actress who partnered with Fred Astaire (1911 1995): United States humorist remembered for his homespun commentary on politics and American society (1879 1935)
  • rogosa.
  • rogue noun a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
  • rohatiner.
  • rohrer.
  • roid.
  • roifman.
  • roitt.
  • roizen.
  • roizman.
  • rojkjaer.
  • rojo.
  • rokitansky.
  • rolachon.
  • rolandelli.
  • rolandic.
  • role noun normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting: the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group: what something is used for: an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
  • roles.
  • rolfs.
  • roll noun the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling): a flight maneuver; aircraft rotates about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude: walking with a swaying gait:anything rolled up in cylindrical form: photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light: a list of names: the act of throwing dice: a document that can be rolled up (as for storage): a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore: the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously: a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells): rotary motion of an object around its own axis: small rounded bread either plain or sweet: a roll of currency notes (often taken as the resources of a person or business etc.): a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals): verbexecute a roll, in tumbling: show certain properties when being rolled: take the shape of a roll or cylinder: shape by rolling:pronounce with a roll, of the phoneme /r/; "She rolls her r's": begin operating or running: move by turning over or rotating: cause to move by turning over or in a circular manner of as if on an axis:move, rock, or sway from side to side: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment:move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion: emit, produce, or utter with a deep prolonged reverberating sound: occur in soft rounded shapes: boil vigorously: flatten or spread with a roller: wrap or coil around: move along on or as if on wheels or a wheeled vehicle: sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity
  • roll rim.
  • rolled adj. uttered with a trill: rolled up and secured: especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward
  • roller noun a grounder that rolls along the infield: pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground: Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers: a cylinder that revolves: a small wheel without spokes (as on a roller skate): a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore: a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it
  • rollin.
  • rolling adj. moving in surges and billows and rolls: uttered with a trill: characterized by reverberation: noun the act of robbing a helpless person: propelling something on wheels: a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
  • rollinghoff.
  • rollins.
  • rollnick.
  • rolston.
  • rom noun (computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed
  • roman adj. of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome): relating to or characteristic of people of Rome: of or relating to or supporting Romanism: characteristic of the modern type that most directly represents the type used in ancient Roman inscriptions: noun a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions: a resident of modern Rome: an inhabitant of the ancient Roman Empire
  • romania noun a Balkan republic in southeastern Europe
  • romano.
  • romanovs.
  • romanovsky.
  • romanowski.
  • romanowsky.
  • romans noun a New Testament book containing an exposition of the doctrines of Saint Paul; written in AD 58
  • romanus.
  • rombeau.
  • romberg's.
  • rombo.
  • rome noun the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church: capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
  • romeo noun an ardent male lover
  • romero.
  • romhilt.
  • romk.
  • ron noun a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
  • ronald.
  • ronco.
  • rood noun representation of the cross on which Jesus died
  • roof noun a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building: protective covering on top of a motor vehicle: verb provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof
  • roofing noun the craft of a roofer: material used to construct a roof
  • roofs.
  • rook noun common gregarious Old World bird about the size and color of the American crow: (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard: verb deprive of by deceit
  • room noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling: the people who are present in a room: space for movement: opportunity for: verb live and take one's meals at or in
  • rooms noun apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)
  • rooney.
  • roos.
  • roosts.
  • root noun the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed: (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground: a number that when multiplied by itself some number of times equals a given number: a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes: the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation: the place where something begins, where it springs into being: someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent):verb take root and begin to grow: cause to take roots: plant by the roots: come into existence, originate: become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style: take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for: dig with the snout
  • root canal noun the passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerve and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity
  • rooted adj. having roots of a specified sort: absolutely still
  • rooten.
  • roots noun the condition of belonging to a particular place or group by virtue of social or ethnic or cultural lineage
  • rope noun a strong line: street names for flunitrazepan: verb fasten with a rope: catch with a lasso
  • ropes.
  • ropinirole.
  • ros.
  • rosa noun large genus of erect or climbing prickly shrubs including roses
  • rosacea noun a skin disease of adults (more often women) in which blood vessels of the face enlarge resulting in a flushed appearance
  • rosacea like.
  • rosai.
  • rosary noun a string of beads used in counting prayers (especially by Catholics)
  • rosatelli.
  • rosch.
  • roscoe.
  • rose adj. of something having a dusty purplish pink color: noun a dusty pink color: any of many shrubs of the genus Rosa that bear roses: pinkish table wine from red grapes whose skins were removed after fermentation began
  • rosea.
  • rosemberg.
  • rosen.
  • rosenbach.
  • rosenbaum.
  • rosenberg.
  • rosenblatt.
  • rosenbloom.
  • rosenblum.
  • rosendaal.
  • rosenfeld.
  • rosenfield.
  • rosenow.
  • rosenstein.
  • rosenstreich.
  • rosenthal.
  • rosenzweig.
  • roseola noun any red eruption of the skin
  • roseolar.
  • roseomonas.
  • rosette noun an ornament or pattern resembling a rose that is worn as a badge of office or as recognition of having won an honor:a cluster of leaves growing in crowded circles from a common center or crown (usually at or close to the ground): circular window filled with tracery: rhizoctinia disease of potatoes
  • rosette like.
  • rosettes.
  • rosetting.
  • rosiello.
  • rosiglitazone.
  • rosin noun any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules: verb rub rosin onto
  • rosler.
  • rosner.
  • ross noun American seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752 1836): a politician in Wyoming who was the first woman governor in the United States (1876 1977): British physician who discovered that mosquitos transmit malaria (1857 1932): British explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic; located the north magnetic pole in 1831; discovered the Ross Sea in Antarctica; nephew of Sir John Ross (1800 1862): Scottish explorer who led Arctic expeditions that yielded geographic discoveries while searching for the Northwest Passage (1777 1856)
  • rossau.
  • rosse.
  • rossi.
  • rossignol.
  • rossii.
  • rossman.
  • rossmann.
  • rostan.
  • rostand noun French dramatist and poet whose play immortalized Cyrano de Bergerac (1868 1918)
  • rostellum.
  • rostov noun a seaport on the Don River near the Sea of Azov in the European part of Russia
  • rostral.
  • rostrally.
  • rostrocaudal.
  • rosuvastatin.
  • rosy adj. presaging good fortune: of blush color: having the pinkish flush of health: reflecting optimism
  • rot noun unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements): (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action: a state of decay usually accompanied by an offensive odor: verb waste away: break down
  • rota noun a roster of names showing the order in which people should perform certain duties: (Roman Catholic Church) the supreme ecclesiastical tribunal for cases appealed to the Holy See from diocesan courts
  • rotablator.
  • rotary adj. relating to or characterized by rotation: marked by or moving in a circle: noun electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versa: a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
  • rotate verb plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession:perform a job or duty on a rotating basis: cause to turn on an axis or center: exchange on a regular basis: turn on or around an axis or a center: turn outward
  • rotated adj. turned in a circle around an axis
  • rotates.
  • rotating.
  • rotation noun the act of rotating as if on an axis: a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.): a single complete turn (axial or orbital): (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin
  • rotational adj. of or pertaining to rotation
  • rotations.
  • rotator.
  • rotatory adj. of or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn
  • rotaviral.
  • rotavirus noun the reovirus causing infant enteritis
  • rotavirus specific.
  • rotaviruses.
  • roth noun United States writer whose novels portray middle class Jewish life (born in 1933)
  • rothbaum.
  • rothberg.
  • rothenberg.
  • rother.
  • rothi.
  • rothia.
  • rothlin.
  • rothman.
  • rothmund.
  • rothnagel.
  • rothwell.
  • rotoli.
  • rotor noun rotating mechanism consisting of an assembly of rotating airfoils: the rotating armature of a motor or generator: the revolving bar of a distributor
  • rotten adj. having or disintegrated; usually implies foulness: very bad: damaged by decay; hence unsound and useless
  • rotter noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
  • rotterdam noun the 2nd largest city in the Netherlands; located in the western Netherlands near the North Sea
  • rotting noun (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action
  • rotunda noun a large circular room: a building having a circular plan and a dome
  • rotundicauda.
  • rotundum.
  • rotundus.
  • rouen.
  • roufosse.
  • rough adj. not perfected: (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse: having or caused by an irregular surface:causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements: of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped:ready and able to resort to force or violence: unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound: violently agitated and turbulent: not shaped by cutting or trimming: full of hardship or trials: not quite exact or correct: unkind or cruel or uncivil: unpleasantly stern: not carefully or expertly made: adv. with rough motion as over a rough surface: with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly'):noun the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short: verb prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
  • rough skinned.
  • roughage noun coarse food high in fiber but low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates peristalsis
  • roughened adj. used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure
  • roughgarden.
  • roughly adv. with rough motion as over a rough surface: with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly'):(of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
  • roughness noun harsh or severe speech or behavior: a texture of a surface or edge that is not smooth but is irregular and uneven: an unpolished unrefined quality: the quality of being unpleasant (harsh or rough or grating) to the senses: the formation of small pits in a surface as a consequence of corrosion: rowdy behavior: used of the sea during inclement or stormy weather
  • rougier.
  • rouillon.
  • rouleaux.
  • round adj. (mathematics) expressed to the nearest integer, ten, hundred, or thousand: having a circular shape: (of sounds) full and rich: adv. from beginning to end; throughout: noun the usual activities in your day: (often plural) a series of professional calls (usually in a set order): a charge of ammunition for a single shot: an outburst of applause: a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time: a cut of beef between the rump and the lower leg: a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic): the course along which communications spread:the activity of playing 18 holes of golf: any circular or rotating mechanism: a crosspiece between the legs of a chair: a regular route for a sentry or policeman: (sports) a period of play during which one team is on the offensive: an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs: verb become round, plump, or shapely: make round: pronounce with rounded lips: wind around; move along a circular course: express as a round number: bring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state: attack in speech or writing: be around
  • round cell.
  • round headed.
  • round the clock adj. at all times
  • rounded adj. curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged: a chubby body
  • rounding noun (mathematics) a miscalculation that results from rounding off numbers to a convenient number of decimals
  • rounds.
  • roundworm noun unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free living but some are parasitic:infections of the skin or nails caused by fungi and appearing as itching circular patches
  • roundworms.
  • rous noun United States pathologist who discovered viruses that cause tumors (1879 1970)
  • rousable.
  • rouse verb cause to become awake or conscious: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused: force or drive out: become active
  • roused.
  • rousseau noun French philosopher and writer born in Switzerland; believed that the natural goodness of man was warped by society; ideas influenced the French Revolution (1712 1778): French primitive painter (1844 1910)
  • rousselle.
  • roussos.
  • roussy.
  • route noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation: an established line of travel or access: verb divert in a specified direction: send via a specific route: send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
  • routed.
  • routefrequency.
  • routes.
  • routine adj. occurring at fixed times or predictable intervals: found in the ordinary course of events: noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure: a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program: a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
  • routine scheduled.
  • routine vaccination.
  • routinely adv. according to routine or established practice
  • routines.
  • routledge.
  • roux noun a mixture of fat and flour heated and used as a basis for sauces
  • roux en y.
  • rovati.
  • roving adj. (of groups of people) tending to travel and change settlements frequently: noun travelling about without any clear destination
  • row noun a continuous chronological succession without an interruption: an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line: a linear array of numbers side by side: a long continuous strip (usually running horizontally): the act of rowing as a sport:(construction) a layer of masonry: an angry dispute: verb propel with oars
  • rowe.
  • rowers.
  • rowing noun the act of rowing as a sport
  • rowland.
  • rowlands.
  • rowles.
  • rowley.
  • rowlings.
  • rows.
  • rowth.
  • roxithromycin.
  • roy.
  • roy byrne.
  • royal adj. invested with royal power as symbolized by a crown:being of the rank of a monarch: of or relating to or indicative of or issued or performed by a king or queen or other monarch:established or chartered or authorized by royalty: belonging to or befitting a supreme ruler: noun stag with antlers of 12 or more branches: a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  • royce.
  • royes.
  • roylei.
  • royston.
  • rozenberg.
  • rozkovec.
  • rp.
  • rpa.
  • rpgn.
  • rph.
  • rpjo.
  • rpm noun rate of revolution of a motor
  • rpob.
  • rpr.
  • rr.
  • rri.
  • rrna.
  • rrv.
  • rs.
  • rsd.
  • rsj.
  • rsk.
  • rsr.
  • rsv.
  • rt.
  • rt pcr.
  • rta.
  • rtc.
  • rthle.
  • rthle cell.
  • rtk.
  • rtks.
  • rts.
  • ru noun a rare polyvalent metallic element of the platinum group; it is found associated with platinum
  • rub noun the act of rubbing or wiping: an unforeseen obstacle:verb move over something with pressure: cause friction: scrape or rub as if to relieve itching
  • rubbed.
  • rubber adj. returned for lack of funds: noun an elastic material obtained from the latex sap of trees (especially trees of the genera Hevea and Ficus) that can be vulcanized and finished into a variety of products: any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber: a waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow: contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse: an eraser made of rubber (or of a synthetic material with properties similar to rubber); commonly mounted at one end of a pencil: verb coat or impregnate with rubber
  • rubber company.
  • rubber tyre.
  • rubbers.
  • rubbery adj. having an elastic texture resembling rubber in flexibility or toughness: difficult to chew
  • rubbing noun representation consisting of a copy (as of an engraving) made by laying paper over something and rubbing it with charcoal: effort expended in moving one object over another with pressure: the resistance encountered when one body is moved in contact with another
  • rubbish noun worthless material that is to be disposed of:nonsensical talk or writing: verb attack strongly
  • rubella noun a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during the first trimester
  • rubella associated.
  • rubella like.
  • rubella specific.
  • rubelliform.
  • rubens noun prolific Flemish baroque painter; knighted by the English king Charles I (1577 1640)
  • rubenstein.
  • rubeosis.
  • rubin.
  • rubinow.
  • rubins.
  • rubinstein noun Russian composer and pianist (1829 1894):United States pianist (born in Poland) known for his interpretations of the music of Chopin (1886 1982)
  • rubivirus.
  • rubnitz.
  • rubra.
  • rubral.
  • rubric noun category name: a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type: an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure:directions for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book): a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with:an explanation or definition of an obscure word in a text: verb adorn with ruby red color
  • rubrofasciata.
  • rubrospinal.
  • rubrum.
  • rubs.
  • ruche.
  • rucksacks.
  • rud.
  • ruddy adj. of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies: inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
  • rude adj. socially incorrect in behavior: lacking civility or good manners: belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness: (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace: (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
  • rudge.
  • rudic.
  • rudimental.
  • rudimentary adj. being in the earliest stages of development: not fully developed in mature animals: being or involving basic facts or principles
  • rudiments noun a statement of fundamental facts or principles
  • rudlin.
  • rudnick schoneborn.
  • rudolph.
  • rue noun (French) a street or road in France: leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy: European strong scented perennial herb with grey green bitter tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy: sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment: verb feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
  • ruel.
  • rufescens.
  • ruff noun (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit: common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season: a high tight collar: an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal: verb play a trump
  • ruffin.
  • ruffing.
  • ruffled adj. having decorative ruffles or frills: shaken into waves or undulations as by wind
  • ruffles.
  • ruffling.
  • rugae.
  • rugal.
  • rugby noun a form of football played with an oval ball
  • ruger.
  • ruggenenti.
  • rugger noun a form of football played with an oval ball
  • ruggeri.
  • rugs.
  • ruhlandii.
  • ruhrberg.
  • ruhrgebiet.
  • rui mei.
  • ruigomez.
  • ruining noun destruction achieved by causing something to be wrecked or ruined
  • ruiter.
  • ruiz.
  • ruiz irastoza.
  • rule noun measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths: a principle or condition that customarily governs behavior: (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems: any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order: prescribed guide for conduct or action: directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted: (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice: the duration of a monarch's or government's power: something regarded as a normative example:a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system: a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct: dominance or power through legal authority: verb keep in check: decide with authority: decide on and make a declaration about: mark or draw with a ruler: have an affinity with; of signs of the zodiac: exercise authority over; as of nations: be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
  • rule based.
  • ruled adj. subject to a ruling authority
  • ruler noun a person who rules or commands: measuring stick consisting of a strip of wood or metal or plastic with a straight edge that is used for drawing straight lines and measuring lengths
  • rules.
  • ruling adj. exercising power or authority: noun the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
  • rulings.
  • rumans.
  • rumble noun a fight between rival gangs of adolescents: a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage: a loud low dull continuous noise: verb make a low noise: to utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
  • rumbles.
  • rumex noun docks: coarse herbs and shrubs mainly native to north temperate regions
  • ruminants.
  • rumination noun regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding: (of ruminants) chewing (the cud): a calm lengthy intent consideration
  • ruminations.
  • ruminicola.
  • ruminococci.
  • ruminococcus.
  • rump noun fleshy hindquarters; behind the loin and above the round: the part of a quadruped that corresponds to the human buttocks: the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
  • rumsby.
  • run noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely: the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace: a regular trip: a short trip: (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team: an unbroken chronological sequence: a row of unravelled stitches: the production achieved during a continuous period of operation (of a machine or factory etc.): unrestricted freedom to use: the continuous period of time during which something (a machine or a factory) operates or continues in operation: the act of testing something: the pouring forth of a fluid: a race run on foot: a race between candidates for elective office: an unbroken series of events: a small stream: verb become undone: cause to perform: change from one state to another: be operating, running or functioning: carry out:cover by running; run a certain distance: move fast by using one's feet, with one foot off the ground at any given time: travel rapidly, by any (unspecified) means: run with the ball; in such sports as football:keep company: sail before the wind: be diffused: move along, of liquids: cause an animal to move fast: move about freely and without restraint, or act as if running around in an uncontrolled way: deal in illegally, such as arms or liquor: set animals loose to graze: make without a miss: carry out a process or program, as on a computer or a machine: occur persistently: extend or continue for a certain period of time: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point: cause something to pass or lead somewhere: be affected by; be subjected to: have a particular form: come unraveled or undone as if by snagging: reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating: progress by being changed: compete in a race: run, stand, or compete for an office or a position: pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals): guide or pass over something:perform as expected when applied: cause to emit recorded sounds:include as the content; broadcast or publicize: travel a route regularly: flee; take to one's heels; cut and run: direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.: continue to exist: have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined: change or be different within limits
  • run of the mill adj. not special in any way
  • run off verb decide (a contest or competition) by a runoff: leave suddenly and as if in a hurry: reproduce by xerography: force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings: run off as waste: run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along: run away secretly with one's beloved
  • runaway adj. completely out of control: noun an easy victory:someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
  • rundell.
  • rundown noun a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court)
  • runners.
  • running adj. continually repeated over a period of time: (of e.g. a machine) performing or capable of performing: executed or initiated by running: (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream: of advancing the ball by running: moving quickly on foot: measured lengthwise:noun the act of administering or being in charge of something: the state of being in operation: the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace: the act of participating in an athletic competition involving running on a track: (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
  • runny adj. characteristic of a fluid; capable of flowing and easily changing shape
  • runs.
  • runt noun disparaging terms for small people
  • runting.
  • runway noun a strip of level paved surface where planes can take off and land: a narrow platform extending from the stage into the audience in a theater or nightclub etc.
  • runyon noun United States writer of humorous stylized stories about Broadway and the New York underground (1884 1946)
  • ruoff.
  • ruoffiae.
  • rup.
  • ruperto carola university.
  • rupp.
  • rupture noun the act of making a sudden noisy break: a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions): state of being torn or burst open: verb separate or cause to separate abruptly
  • ruptured adj. suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst')
  • ruptures.
  • rupturing.
  • rural adj. living in or characteristic of farming or country life:relating to rural areas
  • rush adj. done under pressure: not accepting reservations: noun(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line: a sudden burst of activity: a sudden forceful flow: physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745 1813): grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner: the swift release of a store of affective force: verb urge to an unnatural speed: act or move at high speed: attack suddenly: step on it: run with the ball, in football:cause to occur rapidly: cause to move fast or to rush or race
  • rushed adj. done under pressure
  • rushing noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner: (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line
  • rushton.
  • ruskin noun British art critic (1819 1900)
  • rusnak.
  • russelii.
  • russell noun English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872 1970): Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867 1935): United States astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution (1877 1957): United States entertainer remembered for her roles in comic operas (1861 1922):United States basketball center (born in 1934): English film director (born in 1927): United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852 1916)
  • russell's.
  • russia noun a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917: a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state: a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991: formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
  • russian adj. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Russia or its people or culture or language: noun the Slavic language that is the official language of Russia: a native or inhabitant of Russia
  • russians.
  • russula noun large genus of fungi with stout stems and white spores and neither annulus nor volva; brittle caps of red or purple or yellow or green or blue; differs from genus Lactarius in lacking milky juice
  • rust like.
  • rusty adj. covered with or consisting of rust: of the brown color of rust: ancient: impaired in skill by neglect
  • ruta noun type genus of the Rutaceae; strong scented Eurasian herbs
  • rutchick.
  • ruth noun a book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother in law Naomi after her husband died: the great grandmother of king David whose story is told in the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament: United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895 1948): a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
  • rutherford noun British physicist (born in New Zealand) who discovered the atomic nucleus and proposed a nuclear model of the atom (1871 1937): British chemist who isolated nitrogen (1749 1819): a unit strength of a radioactive source equal to one million disintegrations per second
  • ruthless adj. without mercy or pity
  • rutosides.
  • rutter.
  • ruttley.
  • rutty adj. full of ruts
  • ruud.
  • ruzich.
  • rv noun a motorized wheeled vehicle used for camping or other recreational activities
  • rvh.
  • rvot.
  • rvv x.
  • rw.
  • rwanda noun a landlocked republic in central Africa; formerly a German colony
  • rwandan adj. of or pertaining to Rwanda: noun a native or inhabitant of Rwanda
  • rwe.
  • rxr.
  • ry.
  • ryan.
  • ryanidine.
  • ryanodine.
  • rychlik.
  • rycroft.
  • rydholm.
  • rye noun whiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt: hardy annual cereal grass widely cultivated in northern Europe where its grain is the chief ingredient of black bread and in North America for forage and soil improvement: the seed of the cereal grass
  • ryr.
  • ryrfeldt.
  • ryu.
  • ryuku.
  • ryukyu.
  • rzte.

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