sentience

31 03 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) awareness, sentience;
  – state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness;
  – “the crash intruded on his awareness”;

2. (n.) sensation, sense, sensory faculty, sentience, sentiency;
  – the faculty through which the external world is apprehended;
  – “in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing”;

3. (n.) sentience;
  – the readiness to perceive sensations; elementary or undifferentiated consciousness;
  – “gave sentience to slugs and newts”;

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combustion

31 03 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) burning, combustion;
  – a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light;

2. (n.) combustion;
  – a state of violent disturbance and excitement;
  – “combustion grew until revolt was unavoidable”;

3. (n.) burning, combustion;
  – the act of burning something;
  – “the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance”;


   


hoodwink

31 03 2013

Verbs
1. (verb) beguile, hoodwink, juggle;
  – influence by slyness;

2. (verb) bamboozle, hoodwink, lead by the nose, play false, pull the wool over someone’s eyes, snow;
  – conceal one’s true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end;
  – “He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well”;

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bacterium

31 03 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) bacteria, bacterium;
  – (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants;

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intercession

30 03 2013

Nouns
1. (n.) intercession;
  – a prayer to God on behalf of another person;

2. (n.) intercession, intervention;
  – the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.);
  – “it occurs without human intervention”;

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