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  • 1 Spain — • This name properly signifies the whole peninsula which forms the south western extremity of Europe. Since the political separation of Portugal, however, the name has gradually come to be restricted to the largest of the four political divisions …

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  • 2 Coddle — Cod dle (k[o^]d d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coddled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coddling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [Cf. {Prov}. E. caddle to coax, spoil, fondle, and {Cade}, a. & v. t.] [Written also {codle}.] 1. To parboil, or soften by boiling. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Coddled — Coddle Cod dle (k[o^]d d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coddled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coddling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [Cf. {Prov}. E. caddle to coax, spoil, fondle, and {Cade}, a. & v. t.] [Written also {codle}.] 1. To parboil, or soften by boiling. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Coddling — Coddle Cod dle (k[o^]d d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coddled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coddling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [Cf. {Prov}. E. caddle to coax, spoil, fondle, and {Cade}, a. & v. t.] [Written also {codle}.] 1. To parboil, or soften by boiling. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 codle — Coddle Cod dle (k[o^]d d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coddled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coddling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [Cf. {Prov}. E. caddle to coax, spoil, fondle, and {Cade}, a. & v. t.] [Written also {codle}.] 1. To parboil, or soften by boiling. [1913 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 International Offshore Rule — The International Offshore Rule (IOR) was a measurement rule for racing sailboats. The IOR evolved from the Cruising Club of America (CCA) rule for racer/cruisers and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) rule. The IOR was superseded (in the early… …

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  • 7 fondness — n. 1. Folly, silliness, delusion, weakness, absurdity. 2. Foolish love, childish affection, excessive tenderness, doting. 3. Liking, partiality, predilection, preference, warm love, strong affection. 4. Relish, liking, appetite …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 8 syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 nervous system disease — Introduction       any of the diseases or disorders that affect the functioning of the human nervous system (nervous system, human). Everything that humans sense, consider, and effect and all the unlearned reflexes of the body depend on the… …

    Universalium

  • 10 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

    Universalium

  • 11 pregnancy — /preg neuhn see/, n., pl. pregnancies. the state, condition, or quality of being pregnant. [1520 30; PREGN(ANT) + ANCY] * * * Process of human gestation that takes place in the female s body as a fetus develops, from fertilization to birth (see… …

    Universalium

  • 12 bone disease — Introduction  any of the diseases or injuries that affect human bones (bone). Diseases and injuries of bones are major causes of abnormalities of the human skeletal system (skeletal system, human). Although physical injury, causing fracture,… …

    Universalium

  • 13 diagnosis — /duy euhg noh sis/, n., pl. diagnoses / seez/. 1. Med. a. the process of determining by examination the nature and circumstances of a diseased condition. b. the decision reached from such an examination. Abbr.: Dx 2. Biol. scientific… …

    Universalium

  • 14 digestive system disease — Introduction       any of the diseases that affect the human digestive tract. Such disorders may affect the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), pancreas, liver, or biliary tract. A prevalent disorder of the digestive… …

    Universalium

  • 15 meat processing — Introduction       preparation of meat for human consumption.       Meat is the common term used to describe the edible portion of animal tissues and any processed or manufactured products prepared from these tissues. Meats are often classified… …

    Universalium

  • 16 Migraine — This article is about the disorder. For other uses, see Migraine (disambiguation). Migraine Classification and external resources The pain of a migraine headache can be debilitating. ICD 10 …

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  • 17 endocrine system, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction  group of ductless glands (gland) that regulate body processes by secreting chemical substances called hormones (hormone). Hormones act on nearby tissues or are carried in the bloodstream to act on specific target organs… …

    Universalium

  • 18 connective tissue disease — Introduction       any of the diseases that affect human connective tissue. Diseases of the connective tissue can be divided into (1) a group of relatively uncommon genetic disorders (genetic disease, human) that affect the primary structure of… …

    Universalium

  • 19 drug — drug1 /drug/, n., v., drugged, drugging. n. 1. Pharm. a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well being. 2. (in federal law) a. any substance… …

    Universalium

  • 20 Drug — /droog/, n. Zoroastrianism. the cosmic principle of disorder and falsehood. Cf. Asha. [ < Avestan drauga] * * * I Any chemical agent that affects the function of living things. Some, including antibiotics, stimulants, tranquilizers,… …

    Universalium


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