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Pulitzer prize
noun Date: 1918 any of various annual prizes (as for outstanding literary or journalistic achievement) established by the will of Joseph Pulitzer — called also Pulitzer
Pulkovo
geographical name village W Russia in Europe S of St. Petersburg
pull
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English pullian; akin to Middle Low German pulen to shell, cull Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. to exert ...
pull a face
phrasal to make a face ; grimace
pull a fast one
phrasal to perpetrate a trick or fraud
pull a punch
phrasal see pull punches
pull away
intransitive verb Date: circa 1934 1. to draw oneself back or away ; withdraw 2. to move off or ahead
pull down
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. a. demolish, destroy b. to hunt down ; overcome 2. a. to bring to a lower level ; reduce b. to depress in health, strength, ...
pull in
verb Date: 1605 transitive verb 1. check, restrain 2. arrest intransitive verb to arrive at a destination or come to a stop
pull off
transitive verb Date: 1883 to carry out despite difficulties ; accomplish successfully against odds
pull one's leg
phrasal to deceive someone playfully ; hoax
pull one's weight
phrasal to do one's full share of the work
pull oneself together
phrasal to regain one's composure
pull out
intransitive verb Date: 1855 1. leave, depart 2. withdraw
pull over
verb Date: 1930 intransitive verb to steer one's vehicle to the side of the road transitive verb to cause to pull over
pull punches
also pull a punch phrasal to refrain from using all the force at one's disposal
pull round
verb Date: 1891 intransitive verb chiefly British to regain one's health transitive verb chiefly British to restore to good health
pull stakes
or pull up stakes phrasal to move out ; leave
pull strings
also pull wires phrasal to exert hidden influence or control
pull tab
noun Date: 1963 a metal tab (as on a can) pulled to open the container
pull the plug
phrasal 1. to disconnect a medical life-support system 2. to withdraw essential and especially financial support
pull the rug from under
phrasal to weaken or unsettle especially by removing support or assistance from
pull the string
phrasal to throw a changeup
pull the trigger
phrasal to make a decisive move or action
pull the wool over one's eyes
phrasal to blind to the true situation ; hoodwink
pull through
verb Date: 1852 intransitive verb to survive a dangerous or difficult situation transitive verb to help survive a dangerous or difficult situation
pull together
phrasal to work in harmony ; cooperate
pull up
verb Date: 1623 transitive verb 1. to bring to a stop ; halt 2. check, rebuke intransitive verb 1. a. to check oneself b. to come to an often abrupt halt ; ...
pull up stakes
phrasal see pull stakes
pull wires
phrasal see pull strings
pull-down
adjective Date: 1984 being or appearing below a selected item (as an icon) in a window overlaying the original view on a computer display
pull-up
noun Date: 1938 chin-up
pullback
noun Date: 1668 a pulling back; especially an orderly withdrawal of troops from a position or area
puller
noun see pull I
pullet
noun Etymology: Middle English polet, from Anglo-French pullet young bird, chicken, diminutive of pulle, poule young animal, from Late Latin pullus, from Latin, young animal, ...
pulley
noun (plural pulleys) Etymology: Middle English poley, pully, from Anglo-French pulie, probably ultimately from Greek polos axis, pole — more at pole Date: 14th century 1. ...
Pullman
I. noun Etymology: George M. Pullman Date: 1867 1. a railroad passenger car with specially comfortable furnishings for day or especially for night travel 2. a large ...
pullorum disease
noun Etymology: New Latin pullorum (specific epithet of Salmonella pullorum), from Latin, of chickens (genitive plural of pullus) Date: 1929 a destructive typically diarrheal ...
pullout
noun Date: 1825 1. the act or an instance of pulling out: as a. the action in which an airplane goes from a dive to horizontal flight b. pullback 2. something that can ...
pullover
I. noun Date: 1899 a pullover garment (as a sweater) II. adjective Date: 1907 put on by being pulled over the head
pullulate
intransitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Latin pullulatus, past participle of pullulare, from pullulus, diminutive of pullus chicken, sprout — more at foal Date: 1619 ...
pullulation
noun see pullulate
pulmonary
adjective Etymology: Latin pulmonarius, from pulmon-, pulmo lung; akin to Greek pleumōn lung, Sanskrit kloman right lung Date: 1704 1. a. of, relating to, affecting, or ...
pulmonary artery
noun Date: 1704 an artery that conveys venous blood from the heart to the lungs — see heart illustration
pulmonary circulation
noun Date: circa 1890 the passage of blood from the right side of the heart through arteries to the lungs where it picks up oxygen and is returned to the left side of the ...
pulmonary vein
noun Date: 1704 a valveless vein that returns oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart
pulmonate
I. adjective Etymology: Latin pulmon-, pulmo lung Date: circa 1859 1. having lungs or organs resembling lungs 2. of or relating to a subclass (Pulmonata) of gastropod ...
pulmonic
adjective Etymology: Latin pulmon-, pulmo Date: 1661 pulmonary
pulmonologist
noun Etymology: Latin pulmon-, pulmo + English -ologist (as in cardiologist) Date: 1979 a specialist in the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lungs
pulmotor
noun Etymology: from Pulmotor, a trademark Date: 1911 a respiratory apparatus for pumping oxygen or air into and out of the lungs (as of an asphyxiated person)
pulp
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pulpe, from Latin pulpa flesh, pulp Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) the soft, succulent part of a fruit usually composed of mesocarp ...
pulpal
adjective Date: 1903 of or relating to pulp especially of a tooth • pulpally adverb
pulpally
adverb see pulpal
pulper
noun see pulp II
pulpiness
noun see pulp I
pulpit
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin pulpitum, from Latin, staging, platform Date: 14th century 1. an elevated platform or high reading desk ...
pulpwood
noun Date: 1885 a wood (as of aspen, hemlock, pine, or spruce) used in making pulp for paper
pulpy
adjective see pulp I
pulque
noun Etymology: Mexican Spanish Date: 1693 a Mexican alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of various agaves (as Agave atrovirens)
pulsant
adjective Date: 1709 pulsating with activity
pulsar
noun Etymology: pulse + -ar (as in quasar) Date: 1968 a celestial source of pulsating electromagnetic radiation (as radio waves) characterized by a short relatively constant ...
pulsate
intransitive verb (pulsated; pulsating) Etymology: Latin pulsatus, past participle of pulsare, frequentative of pellere Date: 1744 1. to throb or move rhythmically ; ...
pulsatile
adjective Date: 1541 of or marked by pulsation
pulsation
noun Date: 15th century 1. rhythmical throbbing or vibrating (as of an artery); also a single beat or throb 2. a periodically recurring alternate increase and decrease of ...
pulsator
noun Date: 1890 something that beats or throbs in working
pulse
I. noun Etymology: Middle English puls, probably from Anglo-French puuiz gruel, from Latin pult-, puls, probably from Greek poltos Date: 13th century the edible seeds of ...
pulse oximeter
noun Date: 1986 a device that measures the oxygen saturation of arterial blood in a subject by utilizing a sensor attached typically to a finger, toe, or ear to determine the ...
pulse-jet engine
noun Date: 1946 a jet engine designed to produce a pulsating thrust by the intermittent flow of hot gases
pulser
noun see pulse III
pulv
abbreviation Etymology: Latin pulvis powder
pulverable
adjective Date: circa 1617 capable of being pulverized
pulverise
British variant of pulverize
pulverizable
adjective see pulverize
pulverization
noun see pulverize
pulverize
verb (-ized; -izing) Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin pulverizare, from Latin pulver-, pulvis dust, powder — more at powder Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. ...
pulverizer
noun see pulverize
pulverulent
adjective Etymology: Latin pulverulentus dusty, from pulver-, pulvis Date: circa 1656 1. consisting of or reducible to fine powder 2. being or looking dusty ; crumbly
pulvinus
noun (plural pulvini) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, cushion Date: circa 1857 a swelling at the base of a petiole or petiolule
puma
noun (plural pumas; also puma) Etymology: Spanish, from Quechua Date: 1774 cougar; also the fur or pelt of a cougar
pumice
noun Etymology: Middle English pomis, from Anglo-French pomice, from Latin pumic-, pumex — more at foam Date: 15th century a volcanic glass full of cavities and very ...
pumiceous
adjective see pumice
pumicite
noun Date: 1916 pumice
pummel
verb (-meled; also -melled; -meling; also pummelling) Etymology: alteration of pommel Date: 1548 pound, beat
pummelo
variant of pomelo 2
pump
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pumpe, pompe; akin to Middle Low German pumpe pump, Middle Dutch pompe Date: 15th century 1. a device that raises, transfers, delivers, or ...
pump fake
noun Date: 1977 a fake in which a player simulates throwing a pass (as in football) or taking a shot (as in basketball) • pump-fake verb
pump iron
phrasal to lift weights
pump priming
noun Date: 1936 government investment expenditures designed to induce a self-sustaining expansion of economic activity
pump up
transitive verb Date: 1791 1. a. to fill with enthusiasm or excitement b. to fill with or as if with air ; inflate 2. increase 1
pump-fake
verb see pump fake
pumped
adjective Date: 1984 filled with energetic excitement and enthusiasm
pumped storage
noun Date: 1927 a hydroelectric system in which electricity is generated during periods of high demand by the use of water that has been pumped into a reservoir at a higher ...
pumper
noun Date: 1657 one that pumps; especially a fire truck equipped with a pump
pumpernickel
noun Etymology: German, from pumpern to break wind + Nickel goblin; from its reputed indigestibility Date: 1756 a dark coarse sourdough bread made of unbolted rye flour
pumpkin
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: alteration of earlier pumpion, modification of French popon, pompon melon, pumpkin, from Latin pepon-, pepo, from Greek pepōn, from ...
pumpkinseed
noun Date: 1814 a brightly colored North American freshwater sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) with a reddish spot on the operculum
pun
I. noun Etymology: perhaps from Italian puntiglio fine point, quibble — more at punctilio Date: 1662 the usually humorous use of a word in such a way as to suggest two or ...
puna
noun Etymology: American Spanish, from Quechua Date: 1613 a treeless windswept tableland or basin in the higher Andes
Puna de Atacama
geographical name high plateau region NW Argentina NW of San Miguel de Tucumán
Puncak Jaya
or formerly Mount Carstensz geographical name mountain 16,535 feet (5040 meters) in Sudirman Range, West Papua, Indonesia; highest in New Guinea (island)
punch
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pounce, punche, probably alteration of ponson, ponchon puncheon Date: 14th century 1. a. a tool usually in the form of a short rod of ...
punch bowl
noun Date: 1680 a large bowl from which a beverage (as punch) is served
punch card
noun Date: 1919 a card in which holes are punched in designated positions to represent data — called also Hollerith card, punched card
punch in
intransitive verb Date: 1926 to record the time of one's arrival or beginning work by punching a time clock
punch line
noun Date: 1921 the sentence, statement, or phrase (as in a joke) that makes the point
punch list
noun Date: 1955 a list of usually minor tasks to be completed at the end of a project
punch out
verb Date: 1928 intransitive verb 1. to record the time of one's stopping work or departure by punching a time clock 2. to bail out of an aircraft using an ejection ...
punch press
noun Date: 1911 a press equipped with cutting, shaping, or combination dies for working on material (as metal)
punch up
transitive verb Date: circa 1959 to give energy or forcefulness to
Punch-and-Judy show
noun Date: 1870 a traditional puppet show in which the little hook-nosed humpback Punch fights comically with his wife Judy
punch-drunk
adjective Etymology: 2punch Date: 1918 1. suffering cerebral injury usually from many minute brain hemorrhages that is a result of repeated head blows received in boxing and ...
punch-out
noun Date: 1973 1. fistfight 2. strikeout
punch-up
noun Date: 1958 chiefly British fistfight
punchball
noun Date: 1932 baseball adapted for small areas in which a rubber ball is hit with a fist instead of a bat
punchboard
noun Date: 1912 a small board that has many holes each filled with a rolled-up printed slip to be punched out on payment of a nominal sum in an effort to obtain a slip that ...
punched card
noun see punch card
puncheon
I. noun Etymology: Middle English ponson, punchon, from Anglo-French ponchon pointed tool, support, ultimately from Vulgar Latin *punctiare to prick, pierce, from Latin punctum, ...
puncher
noun see punch II
punchinello
noun Etymology: modification of Italian dialect polecenella Date: 1666 1. capitalized a fat short humpbacked clown or buffoon in Italian puppet shows 2. plural -los a ...
punching bag
noun Date: 1886 1. a stuffed or inflated bag that is usually suspended for free movement and that is punched for exercise or for training in boxing 2. one who is routinely ...
punchless
adjective see punch III
punchy
adjective (punchier; -est) Date: 1917 1. a. having punch ; forceful, spirited b. vivid, vibrant 2. punch-drunk 2
punctate
adjective Etymology: New Latin punctatus, from Latin punctum point — more at point Date: circa 1760 1. marked with minute spots or depressions 2. characterized by dots ...
punctation
noun see punctate
punctilio
noun (plural -ios) Etymology: Italian & Spanish; Italian puntiglio point of honor, scruple, from Spanish puntillo, from diminutive of punto point, from Latin punctum Date: ...
punctilious
adjective Date: 1634 marked by or concerned about precise accordance with the details of codes or conventions Synonyms: see careful • punctiliously adverb • ...
punctiliously
adverb see punctilious
punctiliousness
noun see punctilious
punctual
adjective Etymology: Middle English, having a sharp point, from Medieval Latin punctualis of a point, from Latin punctus pricking, point, from pungere to prick — more at ...
punctuality
noun see punctual
punctually
adverb see punctual
punctuate
verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Medieval Latin punctuatus, past participle of punctuare to point, provide with punctuation marks, from Latin punctus point Date: circa 1766 ...
punctuated equilibrium
noun Date: 1978 evolution that is characterized by long periods of stability in the characteristics of an organism and short periods of rapid change during which new forms ...
punctuation
noun Date: circa 1539 1. the act of punctuating ; the state of being punctuated 2. the act or practice of inserting standardized marks or signs in written matter to clarify ...
punctuation mark
noun Date: 1860 any of various standardized marks or signs used in punctuation
punctuator
noun see punctuate
puncture
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin punctura, from punctus, past participle of pungere Date: 14th century 1. an act of puncturing 2. a hole, wound, or perforation ...
puncture vine
noun Date: 1911 an Old World annual prostrate herb (Tribulus terrestris) of the caltrop family that has hard spiny pods and is a troublesome weed especially in the western ...
pundit
noun Etymology: Hindi paṇḍit, from Sanskrit paṇḍita, from paṇḍita learned Date: 1672 1. pandit 2. a learned man ; teacher 3. a person who gives opinions in an ...
punditocracy
noun (plural -cies) Etymology: pundit + -cracy Date: 1987 a group of powerful and influential political commentators
punditry
noun see pundit
Pune
or Poona geographical name city W India in Maharashtra ESE of Bombay population 1,566,651
pung
noun Etymology: short for earlier tow-pong, of Algonquian origin; akin to Micmac tobâgun drag made with skin Date: 1825 New England a sleigh with a box-shaped body
pungency
noun Date: 1649 the quality or state of being pungent
pungent
adjective Etymology: Latin pungent-, pungens, present participle of pungere to prick, sting; akin to Latin pugnus fist, pugnare to fight, Greek pygmē fist Date: 1597 1. ...
pungently
adverb see pungent
pungle
verb (pungled; pungling) Etymology: Spanish póngale put it down Date: 1851 transitive verb to make a payment or contribution of (money) — usually used with up ...
Punic
I. adjective Etymology: Latin punicus, from Poenus inhabitant of Carthage; akin to Greek Phoinix Phoenician Date: 1533 1. of or relating to Carthage or the Carthaginians 2. ...
punily
adverb see puny
puniness
noun see puny
punish
verb Etymology: Middle English punisshen, from Anglo-French puniss-, stem of punir, from Latin punire, from poena penalty — more at pain Date: 14th century transitive verb ...
punishability
noun see punish
punishable
adjective see punish
punisher
noun see punish
punishment
noun Date: 15th century 1. the act of punishing 2. a. suffering, pain, or loss that serves as retribution b. a penalty inflicted on an offender through judicial ...
punition
noun Etymology: Middle English punicion, from Anglo-French, from Latin punition-, punitio, from punire Date: 15th century punishment
punitive
adjective Etymology: French punitif, from Medieval Latin punitivus, from Latin punitus, past participle of punire Date: 1624 inflicting, involving, or aiming at punishment ...
punitive damages
noun plural Date: 1865 damages awarded in excess of compensation to the plaintiff to punish a defendant for a serious wrong
punitively
adverb see punitive
punitiveness
noun see punitive
Punjab
or Panjab geographical name 1. region NW Indian subcontinent in Pakistan & NW India occupying valleys of the Indus & its five tributaries; formerly a province of British India ...
Punjabi
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu pañjābī, from pañjābī of Punjab, from Persian panjābī, from Panjāb Punjab Date: 1846 1. an Indo-Aryan language of the Punjab 2. a ...
Punjabi Suba
geographical name see Punjab 4
punk
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1596 1. archaic prostitute 2. [probably partly from punk (III)] nonsense, foolishness 3. a. a young inexperienced person ; ...
punk rock
noun Date: 1971 rock music marked by extreme and often deliberately offensive expressions of alienation and social discontent • punk rocker noun
punk rocker
noun see punk rock
punkah
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu pãkhā Date: 1787 a fan used especially in India that consists of a canvas-covered frame suspended from the ceiling and that is operated by a ...
punker
noun Date: 1977 punk I,4b, c
punkie
also punky noun (plural punkies) Etymology: New York Dutch punki, modification of Delaware (Munsee) pónkwəs Date: 1769 biting midge
punkiness
noun see punky I
punkish
adjective see punk II
punky
I. adjective (punkier; -est) Etymology: 3punk Date: 1872 resembling punk in being soft or rotted • punkiness noun II. adjective Etymology: 1punk Date: 1972 resembling ...
punnet
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1822 British a small basket for fruits or vegetables
Punnett square
noun Etymology: Reginald C. Punnett died 1967 English geneticist Date: 1942 an n × n square used in genetics to calculate the frequencies of the different genotypes and ...
punny
adjective (punnier; -est) Date: 1947 constituting or involving a pun
punster
noun Date: 1700 one who is given to punning
Punt
geographical name a part of Africa not certainly identified but probably Somaliland — an ancient Egyptian name
punt
I. noun Etymology: Middle English *punt, from Old English, from Latin ponton-, ponto Date: before 12th century a long narrow flat-bottomed boat with square ends usually ...
punt formation
noun Date: 1949 an offensive football formation in which a back making a punt stands approximately 10 yards behind the line and the other backs are in blocking position close ...
Punta Arenas
or formerly Magallanes geographical name city & port S Chile on Strait of Magellan population 95,332
Punta del Este
geographical name town S Uruguay E of Montevideo population 5272
punter
noun Date: circa 1706 1. one that punts: as a. chiefly British a person who gambles; especially one who bets against a bookmaker b. a person who uses a punt in boating ...
punty
noun (plural punties) Etymology: French pontil Date: 1662 a metal rod used for fashioning hot glass
puny
adjective (punier; -est) Etymology: Anglo-French puisné younger, weakly, literally, born afterward, from puis afterward + né born Date: 1593 slight or inferior in power, ...
pup
I. noun Etymology: short for puppy Date: 1773 1. a young dog; also one of the young of various animals (as a seal or rat) 2. offset 2a II. intransitive verb (pupped; ...
pup tent
noun Date: 1863 a small usually wedge-shaped tent for two persons
pupa
noun (plural pupae or pupas) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin pupa doll Date: 1815 an intermediate usually quiescent stage of a metamorphic insect (as a bee, moth, or beetle) ...
pupal
adjective see pupa
puparium
noun (plural puparia) Etymology: New Latin, from pupa Date: 1815 a rigid outer shell formed from the larval skin that covers some pupae (as of a dipteran fly)
pupate
intransitive verb (pupated; pupating) Date: circa 1879 to become a pupa ; pass through a pupal stage • pupation noun
pupation
noun see pupate
pupfish
noun Date: 1949 any of several killifishes (genus Cyprinodon of the family Cyprinodontidae) especially of warm streams and springs of the western United States
pupil
I. noun Etymology: Middle English pupille minor ward, from Anglo-French, from Latin pupillus male ward (from diminutive of pupus boy) & pupilla female ward, from diminutive of ...
pupilage
or pupillage noun Date: circa 1599 the state or period of being a pupil
pupillage
noun see pupilage
pupillary
adjective see pupil II
Pupin
biographical name Michael Idvorsky 1858-1935 American (Hungarian-born) physicist & inventor
puppet
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English popet youth, doll, from Middle French poupette, diminutive of *poupe doll, from Vulgar Latin *puppa, alteration of Latin ...
puppeteer
noun Date: circa 1923 one who manipulates puppets
puppetlike
adjective see puppet
puppetry
noun (plural -ries) Date: 1528 1. the production or creation of puppets or puppet shows 2. the art of manipulating puppets
puppy
noun (plural puppies) Etymology: Middle English popi, from Middle French poupée doll, toy, from *poupe Date: 1567 1. a young domestic dog; specifically one less than a ...
puppy dog
noun Date: 1595 a domestic dog; especially one having the lovable attributes of a puppy
puppy love
noun Date: 1823 transitory love or affection felt by a child or adolescent
puppy mill
noun Date: 1973 a commercial farming operation in which purebred dogs are raised in large numbers
puppyhood
noun see puppy
puppyish
adjective see puppy
puppylike
adjective see puppy
pupu
noun Etymology: Hawaiian pūpū appetizer Date: 1956 an Asian dish served as an appetizer or main course and consisting of a variety of foods (as egg rolls, spareribs, and ...
Puracé
geographical name volcano 15,604 feet (4756 meters) SW central Colombia
Purana
noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Sanskrit purāṇa, from purāṇa ancient, from purā formerly; akin to Sanskrit pura before, Greek para beside, pro before — more ...
Puranic
adjective see Purana
Purbeck, Isle of
geographical name peninsula region S England in Dorset extending E into English Channel
purblind
adjective Etymology: Middle English pur blind, from pur purely, wholly, from pur pure Date: 14th century 1. a. obsolete wholly blind b. partly blind 2. lacking in ...
purblindly
adverb see purblind
purblindness
noun see purblind
Purcell
I. biographical name Edward Mills 1912-1997 American physicist II. biographical name Henry circa 1659-1695 English composer
Purchas
biographical name Samuel circa 1577-1626 English compiler of travel books
purchasable
adjective see purchase I
purchase
I. verb (purchased; purchasing) Etymology: Middle English purchacen, from Anglo-French purchacer to strive for, obtain, from por-, pur- thoroughly, to a conclusion (from Latin ...
purchaser
noun see purchase I
purdah
noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu parda, literally, screen, veil Date: 1865 1. seclusion of women from public observation among Muslims and some Hindus especially in India 2. a ...
pure
adjective (purer; purest) Etymology: Middle English pur, from Anglo-French, from Latin purus; akin to Old High German fowen to sift, Sanskrit punāti he cleanses, Middle Irish ...
pure democracy
noun Date: 1656 democracy in which the power is exercised directly by the people rather than through representatives
pure imaginary
noun Date: 1947 a complex number that is solely the product of a real number other than zero and the imaginary unit • pure imaginary adjective
pure-blood
adjective see pure-blooded
pure-blooded
or pure-blood adjective Date: 1821 full-blooded 1 • pureblood noun
pureblood
noun see pure-blooded
purebred
adjective Date: 1852 bred from members of a recognized breed, strain, or kind without admixture of other blood over many generations • purebred noun
puree
I. noun or purée Etymology: French purée, from Middle French, from feminine of puré, past participle of purer to purify, strain, from Latin purare to purify, from purus ...
purée
I. noun see puree I II. transitive verb see puree II
purely
adverb Date: 14th century 1. a. to a full extent ; totally b. wholly, exclusively 2. without admixture of anything injurious or foreign 3. simply, merely 4. ...
pureness
noun see pure
purfle
transitive verb (purfled; purfling) Etymology: Middle English purfilen, from purfil embroidered border, from Anglo-French, from pur for, in place of (from Latin pro-) + fil ...
purgation
noun Date: 14th century the act or result of purging
purgative
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English purgatif, from Late Latin purgativus, from Latin purgatus, past participle Date: 15th century purging or tending to purge II. noun ...
Purgatoire
geographical name river 190 miles (306 kilometers) SE Colorado flowing into the Arkansas
purgatorial
adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or suggestive of purgatory 2. cleansing of sin ; expiatory
purgatory
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French purgatorie, from Medieval Latin purgatorium, from Late Latin, neuter of ...
purge
I. verb (purged; purging) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French purger, from Latin purigare, purgare to purify, purge, from purus pure + -igare (akin to agere to drive, ...
purger
noun see purge I
puri
noun (plural puri or puris) Etymology: Hindi & Urdu pūrī, from Sanskrit pūra Date: 1839 a puffy fried wheat cake of India
Puri
geographical name city & port E India in SE Orissa on Bay of Bengal population 124,835
purification
noun Date: 14th century the act or an instance of purifying or of being purified
purificator
noun Date: 1853 1. a linen cloth used to wipe the chalice after celebration of the Eucharist 2. one that purifies
purificatory
adjective Date: 1610 serving, tending, or intended to purify
purifier
noun see purify
purify
verb (-fied; -fying) Etymology: Middle English purifien, from Anglo-French purifier, from Latin purificare, from Latin purus + -ificare -ify Date: 14th century transitive ...
Purim
noun Etymology: Hebrew pūrīm, literally, lots; from the casting of lots by Haman (Esther 9:24-26) Date: 1535 a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 14th of Adar in ...
purine
noun Etymology: German Purin, from Latin purus pure + New Latin uricus uric (from English uric) + German -in 2-ine Date: 1898 1. a crystalline base C5H4N4 that is the parent ...
purism
noun Date: 1803 1. an example of rigid adherence to or insistence on purity or nicety especially in use of words; especially a word, phrase, or sense used chiefly by purists ...
purist
noun Date: circa 1706 a person who adheres strictly and often excessively to a tradition; especially one preoccupied with the purity of a language and its protection from ...
puristic
adjective see purist
puristically
adverb see purist
puritan
I. noun Etymology: probably from Late Latin puritas purity Date: circa 1567 1. capitalized a member of a 16th and 17th century Protestant group in England and New England ...
puritanical
adjective Date: 1604 1. of, relating to, or characterized by a rigid morality 2. puritan • puritanically adverb
puritanically
adverb see puritanical
puritanism
noun Date: 1573 1. capitalized the beliefs and practices characteristic of the Puritans 2. strictness and austerity especially in matters of religion or conduct
purity
noun Etymology: Middle English purete, from Anglo-French purité, from Late Latin puritat-, puritas, from Latin purus pure Date: 13th century 1. the quality or state of being ...
Purkinje
biographical name see Purkyně
Purkinje cell
noun Etymology: Jan Purkinje Date: circa 1890 any of numerous nerve cells that occupy the middle layer of the cerebellar cortex and are characterized by a large globose body ...
Purkinje fiber
noun Date: circa 1890 any of the modified cardiac muscle fibers with few nuclei, granulated central cytoplasm, and sparse peripheral striations that make up a network of ...
Purkyně
or Purkinje biographical name Jan Evangelista 1787-1869 Bohemian physiologist
purl
I. noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. gold or silver thread or wire for embroidering or edging 2. the intertwisting of thread that knots a stitch usually ...

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