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 Anastomosis

anastomosis means: a natural or surgical joining of parts or branches of tubular structures so as to make or become continuous

Meaning of Boastful

boastful means: exhibiting self-importance

Meaning of Deossification

deossification means: the loss of the mineral content of bone tissue

Meaning of General franco

general franco means: Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)

Meaning of Genus phasianus

genus phasianus means: type genus of the Phasianidae: the typical pheasants

Meaning of Geologic process

geologic process means: (geology) a natural process whereby geological features are modified

Meaning of Nonprofessional

nonprofessional means: not professional; not engaged in a profession or engaging in as a profession or for gain

Meaning of Physique

physique means: constitution of the human body

Meaning of Physique

physique means: alternative names for the body of a human being

Meaning of Publicise

publicise means: make public

Meaning of Publicise

publicise means: call attention to

Meaning of Repugnance

repugnance means: intense aversion

Meaning of Repugnance

repugnance means: the relation between propositions that cannot both be true at the same time

Meaning of Slag

slag means: the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals

Meaning of Slag

slag means: convert into slag

Meaning of Southern beech

southern beech means: any of various beeches of the southern hemisphere having small usually evergreen leaves

Meaning of Spondylarthritis

spondylarthritis means: arthritis that affects one or more of the intervertebral joints in the spine

Meaning of Staccato

staccato means: (music) marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds; cut short crisply

Meaning of Staccato

staccato means: separating the notes; in music

Meaning of Straw man

straw man means: an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds

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