Words containing ill

Meaning of A million times

a million times means: by a factor of a million

Meaning of Abortion pill

abortion pill means: an abortion-inducing drug (trade name RU 486) developed in France; when taken during the first five weeks of pregnancy it blocks the action of progesterone so that the uterus sloughs off the embryo

Meaning of Abronia villosa

abronia villosa means: soft-haired sticky plant with heads of bright pink trumpet-shaped flowers; found in sandy desert soil; after ample rains may carpet miles of desert with pink from the southwestern United States to northern Mexico

Meaning of Achille ratti

achille ratti means: pope who signed a treaty with Mussolini recognizing the Vatican City as an independent state (1857-1939)

Meaning of Achillea

achillea means: any of several plants of the genus Achillea native to Europe and having small white flowers in flat-topped flower heads

Meaning of Achillea millefolium

achillea millefolium means: ubiquitous strong-scented mat-forming Eurasian herb of wasteland, hedgerow or pasture having narrow serrate leaves and small usually white florets; widely naturalized in North America

Meaning of Achillea ptarmica

achillea ptarmica means: Eurasian herb having loose heads of button-shaped white flowers and long grey-green leaves that cause sneezing when powdered

Meaning of Achilles

achilles means: a mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; a foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy; when he was a baby his mother tried to make him immortal by bathing him in a magical river but the heel by which she held him remained vulnerable--his `Achilles' heel'

Meaning of Achilles tendon

achilles tendon means: a large tendon that runs from the heel to the calf

Meaning of Achilles' heel

achilles' heel means: a seemingly small but actual mortal weakness

Meaning of Alzheimers

alzheimers means: a progressive form of presenile dementia that is similar to senile dementia except that it usually starts in the 40s or 50s; first symptoms are impaired memory which is followed by impaired thought and speech and finally complete helplessness

Meaning of Antivenin

antivenin means: an antitoxin that counteracts the effects of venom from the bite of a snake or insect or other animal

Meaning of Convallariaceae

convallariaceae means: one of many subfamilies into which some classification systems subdivide the Liliaceae but not widely accepted

Meaning of Cyst

cyst means: a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid)

Meaning of Cyst

cyst means: a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure

Meaning of Ephestia elutella

ephestia elutella means: small moth whose larvae feed on tobacco and other dried plant products

Meaning of Estimator

estimator means: an expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)

Meaning of Evasion

evasion means: the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver

Meaning of Evasion

evasion means: nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do

Meaning of Evasion

evasion means: the deliberate act of failing to pay money

Meaning of Evasion

evasion means: a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth

Meaning of Famished

famished means: extremely hungry

Meaning of Fusspot

fusspot means: thinks about unfortunate things that might happen

Meaning of Grad school

grad school means: a school in a university offering study leading to degrees beyond the bachelor's degree

Meaning of Kasai river

kasai river means: a river of southwestern Africa that rises in central Angola and flows east and then north (forming part of the border between Angola and Congo) and continuing northwest through Congo to empty into the Congo River on the border between Congo and Republic of the Congo

Meaning of Misdating

misdating means: something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred

Meaning of North korean monetary unit

north korean monetary unit means: monetary unit in North Korea

Meaning of Outer boundary

outer boundary means: the outside boundary or surface of something

Meaning of Perfect gas

perfect gas means: a hypothetical gas with molecules of negligible size that exert no intermolecular forces

Meaning of Picnic

picnic means: any undertaking that is easy to do

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