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capital-intensive
adjective Date: 1959 having a high capital cost per unit of output; especially requiring greater expenditure in the form of capital than of labor
capitalise
British variant of capitalize
capitalism
noun Date: 1877 an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, ...
capitalist
I. noun Date: 1781 1. a person who has capital especially invested in business; broadly a person of wealth ; plutocrat 2. a person who favors capitalism II. adjective or ...
capitalistic
adjective see capitalist II
capitalistically
adverb see capitalist II
capitalization
noun Date: 1852 1. a. the act or process of capitalizing b. a sum resulting from a process of capitalizing c. the total liabilities of a business including both ...
capitalize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1764 transitive verb 1. to write or print with an initial capital or in capitals 2. a. to convert into capital
capitally
adverb Date: 1619 1. in a manner involving capital punishment 2. in a capital manner ; excellently
capitate
adjective Etymology: Latin capitatus headed, from capit-, caput head Date: 1661 1. forming a head 2. abruptly enlarged and globose
capitated
adjective Etymology: back-formation from capitation Date: 1983 of, relating to, participating in, or being a health-care system in which a medical provider is given a set fee ...
capitation
noun Etymology: Late Latin capitation-, capitatio poll tax, from Latin capit-, caput Date: 1641 1. a direct uniform tax imposed on each head or person ; poll tax 2. a ...
capitol
noun Etymology: Latin Capitolium, temple of Jupiter at Rome on the Capitoline hill Date: 1679 1. a. a building in which a state legislative body meets b. a group of ...
Capitol Hill
noun Etymology: Capitol Hill, Washington, site of the United States Capitol Date: 1935 the legislative branch of the United States government
Capitol Reef National Park
geographical name reservation S central Utah containing archaeological remains, petrified forests, & unusual erosion forms
Capitoline
I. adjective Etymology: Latin capitolinus, from Capitolium Date: 1667 of or relating to the smallest of the seven hills of ancient Rome, the temple on it, or the gods ...
capitular
adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin capitularis, from capitulum Date: circa 1525 of or relating to an ecclesiastical chapter
capitulary
noun (plural -laries) Etymology: Medieval Latin capitulare, literally, document divided into sections, from Late Latin capitulum section, chapter — more at chapter Date: 1650 ...
capitulate
intransitive verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Medieval Latin capitulatus, past participle of capitulare to distinguish by heads or chapters, from Late Latin capitulum Date: ...
capitulation
noun Date: 1535 1. a set of terms or articles constituting an agreement between governments 2. a. the act of surrendering or yielding b. the terms of surrender
capitulum
noun (plural capitula) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, small head — more at chapter Date: circa 1755 1. a rounded protuberance of an anatomical part (as a bone) 2. a ...
Caplets
trademark — used for capsule-shaped medicinal tablets
capo
I. noun (plural capos) Etymology: short for capotasto, from Italian, literally, head of fingerboard Date: 1926 a movable bar attached to the fingerboard of a fretted ...
Capodistria
geographical name — see Koper
capoeira
noun Etymology: Brazilian Portuguese, kind of martial art, ruffian skilled in this art, fugitive slave living in the forest, from capão island of forest in a clear-cut area, ...
capon
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English capūn, probably from Old French capon, chapun, from Latin capon-, capo; akin to Lithuanian kapoti to mince, Greek koptein to ...
caponata
noun Etymology: Italian, from Italian dialect (Sicily) capunata, sailor's dish of biscuit steeped in oil and vinegar, chopped vegetables served similarly, from Catalan caponada ...
Capone
biographical name Alphonse 1899-1947 Scarface American gangster
Caporetto
geographical name — see Kobarid
capote
noun Etymology: French, from cape cloak, from Late Latin cappa Date: 1799 a usually long and hooded cloak or overcoat
Capote
biographical name Truman 1924-1984 American writer
Cappadocia
geographical name ancient district E Asia Minor chiefly in valley of the upper Kızıl Irmak in modern Turkey capital Caesarea Mazaca • Cappadocian adjective or noun
Cappadocian
adjective or noun see Cappadocia
cappelletti
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Italian, plural of cappelletto, diminutive of cappello hat, from Medieval Latin cappellus cap, diminutive of Late ...
capper
noun Date: 1587 1. one that caps: as a. a device that fits caps on bottles b. finale, climax, clincher 2. a lure or decoy especially in an illicit or questionable ...
capping
noun Date: 14th century something that caps
cappuccino
noun Etymology: Italian, literally, Capuchin; from the likeness of its color to that of a Capuchin's habit Date: 1893 espresso coffee mixed with frothed hot milk or cream and ...
Capra
biographical name Frank 1897-1991 American film director & producer • Capraesque adjective
Capraesque
adjective see Capra
Capreae
geographical name see Capri
Capri
or ancient Capreae geographical name island Italy S Bay of Naples area 4 square miles (10 square kilometers) • Capriote noun
capri pants
noun plural Usage: often capitalized C Etymology: Capri, Italy Date: 1952 close-fitting women's pants that end above the ankle — called also capris
capric acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin capr-, caper goat; from its odor — more at capriole Date: 1830 a fatty acid C10H20O2 found in fats and oils ...
capriccio
noun (plural -cios) Etymology: Italian Date: 1665 1. fancy, whimsy 2. caper, prank 3. an instrumental piece in free form usually lively in tempo and brilliant in style
caprice
noun Etymology: French, from Italian capriccio caprice, shudder, perhaps from capo head (from Latin caput) + riccio hedgehog, from Latin ericius — more at head, urchin Date: ...
capricious
adjective Date: 1601 governed or characterized by caprice ; impulsive, unpredictable Synonyms: see inconstant • capriciously adverb • capriciousness noun
capriciously
adverb see capricious
capriciousness
noun see capricious
Capricorn
noun Etymology: Middle English Capricorne, from Latin Capricornus (genitive Capricorni), from caper goat + cornu horn — more at horn Date: 14th century 1. a southern ...
caprification
noun Etymology: Latin caprification-, caprificatio, from caprificare to pollinate by caprification, from caprificus Date: 1601 artificial pollination of figs that usually bear ...
caprifig
noun Etymology: Middle English caprifige, part translation of Latin caprificus, from capr-, caper goat + ficus fig — more at fig Date: 15th century a wild fig (Ficus carica ...
caprine
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin caprinus, from capr-, caper Date: 15th century of, relating to, or being a goat
capriole
noun Etymology: Middle French or Old Italian; Middle French capriole, from Old Italian capriola, from capriolo roebuck, from Latin capreolus goat, roebuck, from capr-, caper ...
Capriote
noun see Capri
capris
noun plural see capri pants
caprock
noun Date: 1859 cap 2a
caproic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Latin capr-, caper Date: 1830 a liquid fatty acid C6H12O2 that is found as a glycerol ester in fats and oils or made ...
caprolactam
noun Etymology: caproic acid + lactone + amide Date: 1944 a white crystalline cyclic amide C6H11NO used especially in making one type of nylon
caprylic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary capryl, a radical contained in it Date: 1845 a fatty acid C8H16O2 of rancid odor occurring in fats and oils and used ...
caps
abbreviation 1. capitals 2. capsule
Capsa
geographical name — see Gafsa
capsaicin
noun Etymology: irregular from New Latin Capsicum Date: circa 1890 a colorless irritant phenolic amide C18H27NO3 found in various capsicums that gives hot peppers their ...
Capsian
adjective Etymology: French capsien, from Latin Capsa Gafsa, Tunisia Date: 1915 of or relating to a Paleolithic culture of northern Africa and southern Europe
capsicum
noun Etymology: New Latin, perhaps from Latin capsa Date: 1588 1. a. any of a genus (Capsicum) of tropical American herbs and shrubs of the nightshade family widely ...
capsid
noun Etymology: French capside, from Latin capsa case + French -ide 2-id Date: 1959 the protein shell of a virus particle surrounding its nucleic acid
capsize
verb (capsized; capsizing) Etymology: perhaps from Spanish capuzar or Catalan cabussar to thrust (the head) underwater Date: 1778 transitive verb to cause to overturn ...
capstan
noun Etymology: Middle English, probably from Middle French cabestant Date: 14th century 1. a machine for moving or raising heavy weights that consists of a vertical drum ...
capstone
noun Etymology: 1cap Date: 14th century 1. a coping stone ; coping 2. the high point ; crowning achievement
capsular
adjective Date: 1708 1. of, relating to, or resembling a capsule 2. capsulated
capsulated
adjective Date: 1646 enclosed in a capsule
capsule
I. noun Etymology: French, from Latin capsula, diminutive of capsa box — more at case Date: circa 1693 1. a. a membrane or sac enclosing a body part (as a knee joint or ...
capsulize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1945 capsule
Capt
abbreviation captain
captain
I. noun Etymology: Middle English capitane, from Anglo-French capitain, from Late Latin capitaneus, adjective & noun, chief, from Latin capit-, caput head — more at head ...
captain's chair
noun Date: 1946 an armchair with a saddle seat and a low curved back with vertical spindles
captain's mast
noun Date: 1941 mast 3
captaincy
noun see captain I
captainship
noun see captain I
captan
noun Etymology: short for mercaptan Date: 1952 a fungicide C9H8Cl3NO2S used on agricultural crops
caption
I. noun Etymology: probably short for certificate of caption (taking, seizure) Date: circa 1670 1. the part of a legal document that shows where, when, and by what authority ...
captionless
adjective see caption I
captious
adjective Etymology: Middle English capcious, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French captieux, from Latin captiosus, from captio deception, verbal quibble, from capere to ...
captiously
adverb see captious
captiousness
noun see captious
captivate
transitive verb (-vated; -vating) Date: circa 1555 1. archaic seize, capture 2. to influence and dominate by some special charm, art, or trait and with an irresistible ...
captivation
noun see captivate
captivator
noun see captivate
captive
adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin captivus, from captus, past participle of capere Date: 14th century 1. a. taken and held as or as if a prisoner of war b. ...
captivity
noun Date: 14th century 1. the state of being captive 2. obsolete a group of captives
captopril
noun Etymology: mercaptan + -o- + proline + -il, alteration of -yl Date: 1978 an antihypertensive drug C9H15NO3S that is an ACE inhibitor
captor
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin capere Date: circa 1688 one that has captured a person or thing
capture
I. noun Etymology: Middle French, from Latin captura, from captus Date: circa 1542 1. an act or instance of capturing: as a. an act of catching, winning, or gaining ...
capture the flag
noun Date: circa 1925 a game in which players on each of two teams seek to capture the other team's flag and return it to their side without being captured and imprisoned
Capua
geographical name commune S Italy on the Volturno N of Naples NW of site of ancient city of Capua population 17,967
capuche
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Italian cappuccio, from cappa cloak, from Late Latin Date: circa 1600 hood; especially the cowl of a Capuchin friar
capuchin
noun Etymology: Middle French, from Old Italian cappuccino, from cappuccio; from his cowl Date: 1589 1. capitalized a member of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin forming ...
Capulet
noun Date: 1592 the family of Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Capulin, Mount
geographical name cinder cone 8368 feet (2550 meters) NE New Mexico; main feature of Capulin Volcano National Monument
capybara
noun Etymology: Portuguese capibara, capivara, alteration of capiiuara, from Tupi kapiʔiwara, from kapíʔi grass, brush + -wara eater Date: 1774 a tailless semiaquatic ...
car
noun Etymology: Middle English carre, from Anglo-French, from Latin carra, plural of carrum, alteration of carrus, of Celtic origin; akin to Old Irish & Middle Welsh carr ...
CAR
abbreviation civil air regulations
car bomb
noun Date: 1972 an explosive device concealed in an automobile for use as a weapon of terrorism
car coat
noun Date: 1958 a three-quarter-length overcoat
car park
noun Date: 1926 chiefly British a lot or garage for parking
car pool
noun Date: 1942 an arrangement in which a group of people commute together by car; also the group entering into such an arrangement
car seat
noun Date: 1968 a portable seat for an infant or a small child that attaches to an automobile seat and holds the child safely
car sickness
noun see carsick
car wash
noun Date: 1948 an area or structure equipped with facilities for washing automobiles
carabao
noun (plural -bao or -baos) Etymology: Phillippine Spanish, from Visayan of Samar and Leyte karabáw Date: 1900 water buffalo
carabid
noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek karabos horned beetle Date: 1880 ground beetle
carabineer
or carabinier noun Etymology: French carabinier, from carabine carbine Date: 1672 a cavalry soldier armed with a carbine
carabiner
also karabiner noun Etymology: German Karabiner, short for Karabinerhaken, literally, carabineer's hook Date: 1920 an oblong metal ring with one spring-hinged side that is ...
carabinero
noun (plural -ros) Etymology: Spanish, from carabina carbine, from French carabine Date: 1845 1. a member of a Spanish national police force serving especially as frontier ...
carabinier
noun see carabineer
carabiniere
noun (plural carabinieri) Etymology: Italian, from French carabinier Date: 1847 a member of the Italian national police force
caracal
noun Etymology: French, from Turkish karakulak, from kara black + kulak ear Date: 1760 a long-legged reddish-brown nocturnal cat (Felis caracal syn. Lynx caracal) of savannas ...
Caracalla
biographical name A.D. 188-217 Marcus Aurelius Antoninus originally Bassianus Roman emperor (211-217)
caracara
noun Etymology: Spanish caracara & Portuguese caracará, from Tupi karakará Date: 1838 any of various large long-legged hawks found from the southern United States to South ...
Caracas
geographical name city capital of Venezuela near Caribbean coast metropolitan area population 1,824,892
caracole
noun Etymology: French, from Spanish caracol snail, spiral stair, caracole Date: 1614 a half turn to right or left executed by a mounted horse • caracole verb
Caractacus
biographical name see Caratacus
caracul
noun Etymology: alteration of karakul Date: 1894 the pelt of a karakul lamb after the curl begins to loosen
Caradoc
biographical name see Caratacus
Caradog
biographical name see Caratacus
carafe
noun Etymology: French, from Italian caraffa, from Arabic gharrāfa Date: 1767 1. a bottle with a flaring lip used to hold beverages and especially wine 2. a usually glass ...
carambola
noun Etymology: Portuguese, from Marathi karambal, from Sanskrit karmaphala Date: 1598 1. a 5-angled green to yellow tropical fruit of star-shaped cross section — called ...
caramel
noun Etymology: French, from Spanish caramelo, from Portuguese, icicle, caramel, from Late Latin calamellus small reed — more at shawm Date: 1653 1. an amorphous brittle ...
caramelise
British variant of caramelize
caramelize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1842 transitive verb to change (as sugar) into caramel intransitive verb to change to caramel
carangid
adjective Etymology: ultimately from French carangue shad, horse mackerel, from Spanish caranga Date: 1931 of or relating to a large family (Carangidae of the order ...
carapace
noun Etymology: French, from Spanish carapacho Date: 1836 1. a bony or chitinous case or shield covering the back or part of the back of an animal (as a turtle or crab) 2. ...
carat
I. variant of karat II. noun Etymology: Middle English carrat measure of fineness in gold, from Middle French carat measure of fineness in gold or of weight in gems, from ...
Caratacus
also Caractacus; Welsh Caradoc or Caradog biographical name 1st century A.D. British chieftain
Caravaggesque
adjective see Caravaggio
Caravaggio
biographical name Michelangelo da 1573-1610 Michelangelo Merisi Italian painter • Caravaggesque adjective
caravan
I. noun Etymology: Italian caravana, from Persian kārvān Date: 1588 1. a. a company of travelers on a journey through desert or hostile regions; also a train of pack ...
caravaner
noun see caravanner
caravanner
or caravaner noun Date: 1909 1. one that travels in a caravan 2. British one who goes camping with a trailer
caravansary
or caravanserai noun (plural -ries or -rais or -rai) Etymology: Persian kārvānsarāī, from kārvān caravan + sarāī palace, inn Date: 1599 1. an inn surrounding a court ...
caravanserai
noun see caravansary
caravel
noun Etymology: Middle French caravelle, from Old Portuguese caravela Date: 1527 any of several sailing ships; specifically a small 15th and 16th century ship that has broad ...
caraway
noun Etymology: Middle English, probably from Medieval Latin carvi, from Arabic karawyā, from Greek karon Date: 13th century 1. a biennial usually white-flowered aromatic Old ...
caraway seed
noun see caraway
carb
I. noun Date: circa 1942 slang carburetor II. noun or carbo Date: 1965 carbohydrate; also a high-carbohydrate food — usually used in plural
carb-
or carbo- combining form Etymology: French, from carbone carbon ; carbonic ; carbonyl ; carboxyl
carbachol
noun Etymology: carbamic acid + choline Date: circa 1940 a synthetic parasympathomimetic drug C6H15ClN2O2 that is used in veterinary medicine and topically in glaucoma
carbamate
noun Date: 1888 a salt or ester of carbamic acid; especially one that is a synthetic organic insecticide
carbamazepine
noun Etymology: carbamoyl (a radical of carbamic acid) + -azepine (as in benzodiazepine) Date: 1966 a tricyclic anticonvulsant and analgesic C15H12N2O used in the treatment ...
carbamic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary carbamide + 1-ic Date: 1869 an acid CH3NO2 known in the form of salts and esters that is a half amide of carbonic acid
carbamide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary carb- + amide Date: 1865 urea
carbamino
adjective Date: 1922 relating to any of various carbamic acid derivatives formed by reaction of carbon dioxide with an amino acid or a protein (as hemoglobin)
carbanion
noun Date: 1933 an organic ion carrying a negative charge on a carbon atom — compare carbonium
carbarn
noun Date: 1880 a building that houses the cars of a street railway or the buses of a bus system
carbaryl
noun Etymology: carbamate + aryl Date: 1963 a carbamate insecticide C12H11NO2 effective especially against numerous crop, forage, and forest pests
carbazole
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary carb- + az- + -ole Date: 1887 a crystalline slightly basic cyclic compound C12H9N found in anthracene and used in making ...
Carberry
biographical name John Joseph 1904-1998 American cardinal
carbide
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1865 1. a binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element; especially calcium carbide 2. a ...
carbine
noun Etymology: French carabine, from Middle French carabin carabineer Date: 1592 1. a short-barreled lightweight firearm originally used by cavalry 2. a light ...
carbinol
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from obsolete German Karbin methyl, from German karb- carb- Date: circa 1885 methanol; also an alcohol derived from it
carbo
noun see carb II
carbo-
combining form see carb-
carbo-load
intransitive verb Etymology: carbo Date: 1981 to consume a large amount of carbohydrates through food intake usually in order to improve performance in an upcoming athletic ...
carbocyclic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1899 being or having an organic ring composed of carbon atoms
carbohydrase
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1910 any of a group of enzymes (as amylase) that promote hydrolysis or synthesis of a carbohydrate (as a disaccharide)
carbohydrate
noun Date: circa 1869 any of various neutral compounds of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen (as sugars, starches, and celluloses) most of which are formed by green plants and which ...
carbolic
noun Date: 1884 phenol 1
carbolic acid
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary carb- + Latin oleum oil — more at oil Date: circa 1859 phenol 1
carbon
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: French carbone, from Latin carbon-, carbo ember, charcoal Date: 1789 1. a nonmetallic chiefly tetravalent element found native (as ...
carbon 12
noun Date: 1946 an isotope of carbon of mass number 12 that is the most abundant carbon isotope and is used as a standard for measurements of atomic weight
carbon 13
noun Date: 1939 an isotope of carbon of mass number 13 that constitutes about 1/70 of natural carbon and is used as a tracer especially in spectroscopy utilizing nuclear ...
carbon 14
noun Date: 1936 a heavy radioactive isotope of carbon of mass number 14 used especially in tracer studies and in dating old materials (as archaeological and geological ...
carbon bisulfide
noun see carbon disulfide
carbon black
noun Date: circa 1889 any of various colloidal black substances consisting wholly or principally of carbon obtained usually as soot and used especially in tires and as ...
carbon copy
noun Date: 1895 1. a copy made by carbon paper 2. duplicate
carbon cycle
noun Date: 1912 1. the cycle of carbon in the earth's ecosystems in which carbon dioxide is fixed by photosynthetic organisms to form organic nutrients and is ultimately ...
carbon dating
noun Date: 1951 the determination of the age of old material (as an archaeological or paleontological specimen) by means of the content of carbon 14 • carbon-date ...
carbon dioxide
noun Date: 1869 a heavy colorless gas CO2 that does not support combustion, dissolves in water to form carbonic acid, is formed especially in animal respiration and in the ...
carbon disulfide
noun Date: 1869 a colorless flammable poisonous liquid CS2 used as a solvent for rubber and as an insect fumigant — called also carbon bisulfide
carbon fiber
noun Date: 1960 a very strong lightweight synthetic fiber made especially by carbonizing acrylic fiber at high temperatures
carbon monoxide
noun Date: 1869 a colorless odorless very toxic gas CO that is formed as a product of the incomplete combustion of carbon or a carbon compound
carbon paper
noun Date: 1885 a thin paper faced with a waxy pigmented coating so that when placed between two sheets of paper the pressure of writing or typing on the top sheet causes ...
carbon steel
noun Date: 1903 a strong hard steel that derives its physical properties from the presence of carbon and is used in hand tools and kitchen utensils
carbon tetrachloride
noun Date: 1866 a colorless nonflammable toxic liquid CCl4 that has an odor resembling that of chloroform and is used as a solvent and a refrigerant
carbon-date
transitive verb see carbon dating
carbonaceous
adjective Date: 1791 1. relating to, containing, or composed of carbon 2. rich in carbon
carbonade
noun see carbonnade
carbonado
I. noun (plural -dos or -does) Etymology: Spanish carbonada Date: 1584 archaic a piece of meat scored before grilling II. transitive verb Date: 1599 1. archaic to make a ...
carbonara
noun Etymology: Italian dialect (alla) carbonara, literally, in the manner of a charcoal maker Date: 1963 a dish of hot pasta into which other ingredients (as eggs, bacon or ...
carbonate
I. noun Date: 1794 a salt or ester of carbonic acid II. transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 1805 1. to convert into a carbonate 2. to combine or infuse with carbon ...
carbonation
noun see carbonate II
carbonic
adjective Date: 1788 of, relating to, or derived from carbon, carbonic acid, or carbon dioxide
carbonic acid
noun Date: 1788 a weak dibasic acid H2CO3 known only in solution that reacts with bases to form carbonates
carbonic acid gas
noun Date: 1797 carbon dioxide
carbonic anhydrase
noun Etymology: anhydrous + -ase; from its promotion of dehydration Date: 1932 a zinc-containing enzyme that occurs in living tissues (as red blood cells) and aids ...
carboniferous
adjective Date: 1799 1. producing or containing carbon or coal 2. capitalized of, relating to, or being the period of the Paleozoic era between the Devonian and the Permian ...
Carboniferous
noun see carboniferous
carbonium
noun Etymology: carb- + -onium Date: 1942 an organic ion carrying a positive charge on a carbon atom — compare carbanion
carbonization
noun Date: 1804 the process of carbonizing; especially destructive distillation
carbonize
verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1806 transitive verb 1. to convert into carbon or a carbonic residue 2. carburize 1 intransitive verb to become carbonized ; char
carbonless
adjective Date: 1850 1. being without carbon 2. being or composed of paper that makes multiple copies without intervening layers of carbon paper
carbonnade
also carbonade noun Etymology: French, literally, dish of grilled meat, from Italian carbonata, from carbone charcoal, coal, from Latin carbon-, carbo Date: 1877 a beef stew ...
carbonyl
noun Date: 1863 1. an organic functional group or radical –CO– occurring in aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, and their derivatives 2. a coordination complex ...
carbonylation
noun Date: 1946 the synthesis of a carbonyl compound especially by a reaction involving carbon monoxide
carbonylic
adjective see carbonyl
Carborundum
trademark — used for various abrasives
carbox-
combining form see carboxy-
carboxy-
or carbox- combining form carboxyl
carboxyl
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1869 a monovalent functional group or radical –COOH typical of organic acids — called also carboxyl group • ...
carboxyl group
noun see carboxyl
carboxylase
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1911 an enzyme that catalyzes decarboxylation or carboxylation
carboxylate
I. noun Date: 1884 a salt or ester of a carboxylic acid II. transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Date: 1921 to introduce carboxyl or carbon dioxide into (a compound) with ...
carboxylation
noun see carboxylate II
carboxylic
adjective see carboxyl
carboxylic acid
noun Date: 1883 an organic acid (as acetic acid) containing one or more carboxyl groups
carboxymethylcellulose
noun Date: 1947 an acid ether derivative of cellulose that in the form of its sodium salt is used as a thickening, emulsifying, and stabilizing agent and as a bulk laxative in ...
carboxypeptidase
noun Date: 1935 an enzyme that hydrolyzes peptides and especially polypeptides by splitting off sequentially the amino acids at the end of the peptide chain which contain free ...
carboy
noun Etymology: Persian qarāba, from Arabic qarrāba demijohn Date: 1753 a large container for liquids
carbuncle
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French charbucle, carbuncule, from Latin carbunculus small coal, carbuncle, diminutive of carbon-, carbo charcoal, ember Date: 13th ...
carbuncled
adjective see carbuncle
carbuncular
adjective see carbuncle
carbureted
adjective Etymology: back-formation from carburetor Date: 1972 equipped with a carburetor
carburetion
noun Etymology: carburet to combine chemically with carbon, from obsolete carburet carbide Date: 1896 the process of mixing (as in a carburetor) the vapor of a flammable ...
carburetor
noun Date: 1896 a mechanical apparatus for premixing vaporized fuel and air in proper proportions and supplying the mixture to an internal combustion engine
carburetter
see carburettor
carburettor
also carburetter chiefly British variant of carburetor
carburise
British variant of carburize
carburization
noun see carburize
carburize
transitive verb (-rized; -rizing) Etymology: obsolete carburet carbide Date: 1864 to combine or impregnate (as metal) with carbon • carburization noun
carcanet
noun Etymology: Middle French carcan Date: circa 1530 archaic an ornamental necklace, chain, collar, or headband
carcase
British variant of carcass
carcass
noun Etymology: Middle English carcays, from Anglo-French carcas, carkeis Date: 14th century 1. a dead body ; corpse; especially the dressed body of a meat animal 2. the ...
Carcassonne
geographical name city S France population 44,991
carceral
adjective Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin carcer prison Date: circa 1587 of, relating to, or suggesting a jail or prison
Carchemish
geographical name ruined city S Turkey on the Euphrates at Syrian border N of modern Jarabulus, Syria
carcin-
or carcino- combining form Etymology: Greek karkin-, karkino-, from karkinos ulcerous sore, literally, crab — more at cancer tumor ; cancer
carcino-
combining form see carcin-
carcinoembryonic antigen
noun Date: 1967 a glycoprotein present in fetal digestive-tract tissues and in peripheral blood of patients with some forms of cancer
carcinogen
noun Date: 1853 a substance or agent causing cancer • carcinogenic adjective • carcinogenicity noun
carcinogenesis
noun Date: circa 1923 the production of cancer
carcinogenic
adjective see carcinogen
carcinogenicity
noun see carcinogen
carcinoid
noun Date: 1925 a benign or malignant tumor arising especially from the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract
carcinoma
noun (plural -mas; also carcinomata) Etymology: Latin, from Greek karkinōma cancer, from karkinos Date: circa 1721 a malignant tumor of epithelial origin • carcinomatous ...
carcinomatosis
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin carcinomat-, carcinoma Date: 1903 a condition in which multiple carcinomas develop simultaneously usually after dissemination from a ...
carcinomatous
adjective see carcinoma
card
I. transitive verb Date: 14th century to cleanse, disentangle, and collect together (as fibers) by the use of cards preparatory to spinning • carder noun II. noun ...
card catalog
noun Date: 1854 a catalog (as of books) in which the entries are arranged systematically on cards
card table
noun Date: 1711 a table designed for playing cards; especially a square table with folding legs
card-carrying
adjective Etymology: from the assumption that such a person carries an identification card Date: 1948 1. being a full-fledged member of an organization (as a Communist party) ...
cardamom
noun Etymology: Latin cardamomum, from Greek kardamōmon, blend of kardamon peppergrass and amōmon, an Indian spice plant Date: 1553 the aromatic capsular fruit of an Indian ...
cardboard
I. noun Date: 1831 a material made from cellulose fiber (as wood pulp) like paper but usually thicker • cardboardy adjective II. adjective Date: 1852 1. made of or as ...
cardboardy
adjective see cardboard I
Cárdenas
I. biographical name Lázaro 1895-1970 Mexican general & politician; president of Mexico (1934-40) II. geographical name city & port N Cuba E of Matanzas population 75,651
carder
noun see card I
cardholder
noun Date: 1909 one who possesses a card and especially a credit card
cardi-
or cardio- combining form Etymology: Greek kardi-, kardio-, from kardia — more at heart heart ; cardiac ; cardiac and
cardia
noun (plural cardiae or -dias) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kardia heart, upper orifice of the stomach Date: 1782 the opening of the esophagus into the stomach; also the ...
cardiac
I. adjective Etymology: Latin cardiacus, from Greek kardiakos, from kardia Date: 1601 1. a. of, relating to, situated near, or acting on the heart b. of or relating to ...
cardiac arrest
noun Date: 1950 temporary or permanent cessation of the heartbeat
cardiac muscle
noun Date: circa 1881 the principal involuntary-muscle tissue of the vertebrate heart made up of striated fibers joined at usually branched ends and functioning in ...
Cardiff
or Welsh Caerdydd geographical name 1. administrative area of S Wales area 54 square miles (140 square kilometers) 2. city & port capital of Wales population 272,600
cardigan
noun Etymology: James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan died 1868 English soldier Date: 1862 a usually collarless sweater or jacket that opens the full length of the ...
Cardigan
or Cardiganshire geographical name former county W Wales capital Aberystwyth
Cardigan Bay
geographical name inlet of St. George's Channel on W coast of Wales
Cardigan Welsh corgi
noun Etymology: Cardigan, former county in Wales Date: 1935 any of a breed of Welsh corgis with rounded ears, slightly bowed forelegs, and a long tail — called also Cardigan

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