intangible

31 08 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) intangible, intangible asset;
  – assets that are saleable though not material or physical;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) intangible;
  – (of especially business assets) not having physical substance or intrinsic productive value;
  – “intangible assets such as good will”;

2. (adj.) impalpable, intangible;
  – incapable of being perceived by the senses especially the sense of touch;
  – “the intangible constituent of energy”;

3. (adj.) intangible;
  – hard to pin down or identify;
  – “an intangible feeling of impending disaster”;

4. (adj.) intangible, nonphysical;
  – lacking substance or reality; incapable of being touched or seen;
  – “that intangible thing–the soul”;

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tamp

31 08 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) tamp, tamper, tamping bar;
  – a tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.);

Verbs
1. (verb) pack, tamp, tamp down;
  – press down tightly;
  – “tamp the coffee grinds in the container to make espresso”;


   


perforate

31 08 2011

Verbs
1. (verb) perforate, punch;
  – make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation;
  – “perforate the sheets of paper”;

2. (verb) penetrate, perforate;
  – pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance;
  – “The bullet penetrated her chest”;

Adjectives
1. (adj.) perforate, perforated, pierced, punctured;
  – having a hole cut through;
  – “pierced ears”; “a perforated eardrum”; “a punctured balloon”;

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probe

31 08 2011

Nouns
1. (n.) investigation, probe;
  – an inquiry into unfamiliar or questionable activities;
  – “there was a congressional probe into the scandal”;

2. (n.) probe;
  – a flexible slender surgical instrument with a blunt end that is used to explore wounds or body cavities;

3. (n.) probe;
  – an exploratory action or expedition;

4. (n.) probe;
  – an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity;

Verbs
1. (verb) examine, probe;
  – question or examine thoroughly and closely;

2. (verb) dig into, poke into, probe;
  – examine physically with or as if with a probe;
  – “probe an anthill”;

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isothermal

30 08 2011

Adjectives
1. (adj.) isothermal;
  – of a process or change taking place at constant temperature;

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