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plugged-in
/plugd"in"/, adj. Informal. closely connected; in touch with what is going on; informed; involved: He's one of the more plugged-in advisers at State House. [1955-60, for literal ...
plugger
/plug"euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that plugs. 2. any of various machines or tools that insert, remove, or manipulate plugs or pluglike materials, as a dental instrument used ...
plugola
/plu goh"leuh/, n. Slang. 1. payment or favor given to people in media or motion pictures for favorable mention or display of a particular product or brand name. 2. promotional ...
plugugly
/plug"ug'lee/, n., pl. pluguglies. Informal. a ruffian; rowdy; tough. [1855-60, Amer.; PLUG + UGLY] * * *
plum
plum1 —plumlike, adj. /plum/, n., adj., plummer, plummest. n. 1. the drupaceous fruit of any of several trees belonging to the genus Prunus, of the rose family, having an ...
Plum
/plum/, n. a city in SW Pennsylvania. 25,390. * * * Any of various trees in the genus Prunus of the rose family, and their edible fruits. In the U.S. and Europe, plums are the ...
plum curculio
▪ insect also called  American Plum Weevil        (Conotrachelus nenuphar), North American insect pest of the family Curculionidae (order Coleoptera); it does serious ...
plum curculio.
See under curculio. [1885-90] * * *
plum duff
a duff containing raisins. [1830-40] * * *
plum pudding
a rich steamed or boiled pudding containing raisins, currants, citron, spices, etc. [1640-50] * * *
plum tomato
an egg-shaped or oblong variety of tomato. * * *
plum-yew
▪ plant       (Cephalotaxus species), any of about seven species of small coniferous trees and shrubs in the genus Cephalotaxus, comprising the plum-yew family ...
plumage
—plumaged, adj. /plooh"mij/, n. 1. the entire feathery covering of a bird. 2. feathers collectively. [1375-1425; late ME < MF. See PLUME, -AGE] * * * ▪ bird ...
plumaged
See plumage. * * *
plumate
/plooh"mayt, -mit/, adj. Zool. resembling a feather, as a hair or bristle that bears smaller hairs. [1820-30; < L plumatus feathered. See PLUME, -ATE1] * * *
plumb
—plumbable, adj. —plumbless, adj. —plumbness, n. /plum/, n. 1. a small mass of lead or other heavy material, as that suspended by a line and used to measure the depth of ...
Plumb
/plum/, n. J(ohn) H(arold), born 1911, British historian. * * *
plumb bob
plummet (def. 1). [1825-35] * * *
plumb joint
(in sheet metal work) a soldered lap joint. [1870-75] * * *
plumb line
1. a cord with a lead bob attached to one end, used to determine perpendicularity, the depth of water, etc. Cf. plumb (def. 1). 2. See plumb rule. [1530-40] * * *
plumb rule
a device for determining perpendicularity, consisting of a narrow board with a plumb line and bob suspended from an upper edge. [1350-1400; ME plomreule] * * *
Plumb, Sir John Harold
▪ 2002       British historian and academic (b. Aug. 20, 1911, Leicester, Eng.—d. Oct. 21, 2001, Cambridge, Eng.), was a prolific author and a noted expert on the ...
plumbable
See plumb. * * *
plumbaginaceous
/plum baj'euh nay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Plumbaginaceae, the leadwort family of plants. Cf. leadwort family. [ < NL Plumbaginace(ae) the family (Plumbagin-, s. of ...
plumbaginous
/plum baj"euh neuhs/, adj. containing graphite. [1790-1800; < L plumbagin- (s. of plumbago) PLUMBAGO + -OUS] * * *
plumbago
/plum bay"goh/, n., pl. plumbagos. 1. graphite. 2. a drawing made by an instrument with a lead point. [1595-1605; < L plumbago, trans. of Gk molýbdaina lead ore, deriv. of ...
plumbbob
plumb bob n. A usually conical metal weight attached to the end of a plumb line. Also called plummet. * * *
plumbeous
/plum"bee euhs/, adj. resembling or containing lead; leaden. [1570-80; < L plumbeus, equiv. to plumb(um) lead + -eus -EOUS] * * *
plumber
/plum"euhr/, n. 1. a person who installs and repairs piping, fixtures, appliances, and appurtenances in connection with the water supply, drainage systems, etc., both in and out ...
plumber's helper
plunger (def. 3). Also called plumber's friend. [1950-55, Amer.] * * *
plumber's snake
snake (def. 3a). [1935-40] * * *
plumber'shelper
plumb·er's helper (plŭmʹərz) n. See plunger. * * *
plumber'ssnake
plumber's snake n. See snake. * * *
plumbery
/plum"euh ree/, n., pl. plumberies. 1. a plumber's workshop. 2. the work or trade of a plumber. [1400-50; late ME < OF plommerie. See PLUMBER, -RY] * * *
plumbic
/plum"bik/, adj. Chem. containing lead, esp. in the tetravalent state. [1790-1800; < L plumb(um) lead + -IC] * * *
plumbiferous
/plum bif"euhr euhs/, adj. yielding or containing lead. [1790-1800; < L plumb(um) lead + -I- + -FEROUS] * * *
plumbing
/plum"ing/, n. 1. the system of pipes and other apparatus for conveying water, liquid wastes, etc., as in a building. 2. the work or trade of a plumber. 3. act of a person who ...
plumbism
/plum"biz euhm/, n. Pathol. See lead poisoning (def. 1b). [1875-80; < L plumb(um) lead + -ISM] * * *
plumbline
plumb line n. 1. A line from which a weight is suspended to determine verticality or depth. 2. A line regarded as directed exactly toward the earth's center of gravity. * * *
plumbness
See plumbable. * * *
plumbojarosite
▪ mineral       a widespread iron and lead sulfate mineral, PbFe6(So4)4(OH)12, that has been found in the oxidized zone of lead deposits, particularly in arid regions. ...
plumbous
/plum"beuhs/, adj. Chem. containing bivalent lead. [1675-85; < L plumbosus. See PLUMB, -OUS] * * *
plumbous oxide
Chem. litharge. [1880-85] * * *
plumbrule
plumb rule n. A narrow strip of wood with a plumb line hanging from it, used to test verticality. * * *
plumbum
/plum"beuhm/, n. Chem. lead. [1910-15; < L] * * *
plumcot
/plum"kot/, n. 1. a hybrid tree produced by crossing the apricot and the plum. 2. the fruit of this tree. [PLUM1 + (APRI)COT] * * *
plume
—plumeless, adj. —plumelike, adj. /ploohm/, n., v., plumed, pluming. n. 1. a feather. 2. a large, long, or conspicuous feather: the brilliant plume of a peacock. 3. a soft, ...
plume grass
▪ plant       any of about 20 species of grasses constituting the genus Erianthus (family Poaceae), native to warm regions of the Northern and Southern hemispheres. ...
plume moth
▪ insect       any of about 1,000 species of delicate moths (order Lepidoptera) that are named for the deep wing divisions that resemble plumes or lobes. The clefts in ...
plumebird
      any of several bird-of-paradise species. See bird-of-paradise. * * *
plumed
/ploohmd/, adj. having or appearing to have a plume or plumes. [1520-30; PLUME + -ED3] * * *
plumelet
/ploohm"lit/, n. a small plume. [1810-20; PLUME + -LET] * * *
plumeria
plumeria [plo͞o mir′ē ə] n. FRANGIPANI (sense 1) * * *
Plummer disease
▪ pathology also called  toxic multinodular goitre        thyroid condition characterized by marked enlargement of the thyroid gland (goitre), firm thyroid nodules, ...
Plummer, Christopher
▪ Canadian actor byname of  Arthur Christopher Orme Plummer   born Dec. 13, 1929, Toronto    Canadian actor known for his interpretations of classical roles on the stage ...
plummet
/plum"it/, n. 1. Also called plumb bob. a piece of lead or some other weight attached to a line, used for determining perpendicularity, for sounding, etc.; the bob of a plumb ...
plummy
/plum"ee/, adj., plummier, plummiest. 1. containing or resembling plums. 2. good or desirable: a plummy part for a good actress. 3. richly or mellowly resonant: a plummy speaking ...
plumose
—plumosely, adv. —plumosity /plooh mos"i tee/, plumoseness, n. /plooh"mohs/, adj. 1. having feathers or plumes; feathered. 2. feathery or plumelike. [1720-30; < L plumosus. ...
plumosely
See plumose. * * *
plumosity
See plumosely. * * *
plump
plump1 —plumply, adv. —plumpness, n. /plump/, adj., plumper, plumpest, v. adj. 1. well filled out or rounded in form; somewhat fleshy or fat. v.i. 2. to become plump (often ...
plumpen
/plum"peuhn/, v.t., v.i. to make or become plump. [1680-90; PLUMP1 + -EN1] * * *
plumper
plumper1 /plum"peuhr/, n. 1. an act of falling heavily; a plumping. 2. Chiefly Brit. the vote of a person who plumps. [PLUMP2 + -ER1] plumper2 /plum"peuhr/, n. something carried ...
plumpish
—plumpishly, adv. /plum"pish/, adj. somewhat plump; tending to plumpness. [1750-60; PLUMP1 + -ISH1] * * *
plumply
See plumpish. * * *
plumpness
See plumpish. * * *
plumpudding
plum pudding n. A rich boiled or steamed pudding made with flour, suet, raisins, currants, citron, and spices. * * *
plumtomato
plum tomato n. A variety of tomato having oblong fruit that is often used in cooking. * * *
Plumtree
▪ Zimbabwe       town, southwestern Zimbabwe. At the Botswana border, it is the last major Zimbabwean station on the Bulawayo–Cape Town railway and has customs, ...
plumulaceous
/ploohm'yeuh lay"sheuhs/, adj. having the texture of down. [1875-80; PLUMULE + -ACEOUS] * * *
plumule
—plumular /ploohm"yeuh leuhr/, adj. /ploohm"yoohl/, n. 1. Bot. the bud of the ascending axis of a plant while still in the embryo. 2. Ornith. a down feather. [1720-30; < NL, L ...
plumulose
/ploohm"yeuh lohs'/, adj. Zool. shaped like a downy feather or plumule. [1820-30; < NL plumulosus. See PLUMULE, -OSE1] * * *
plumy
/plooh"mee/, adj., plumier, plumiest. 1. having plumes or feathers. 2. adorned with a plume or plumes: a plumy helmet. 3. plumelike or feathery. [1575-85; PLUME + -Y1] * * *
plunder
—plunderable, adj. —plunderer, n. —plunderingly, adv. —plunderous, adj. /plun"deuhr/, v.t. 1. to rob of goods or valuables by open force, as in war, hostile raids, ...
plunderable
See plunder. * * *
plunderage
/plun"deuhr ij/, n. 1. act of plundering; pillage. 2. Law. a. the embezzlement of goods on board a ship. b. the goods embezzled. [1790-1800; PLUNDER + -AGE] * * *
plunderer
See plunderable. * * *
plunderous
See plunderable. * * *
plunge
/plunj/, v., plunged, plunging, n. v.t. 1. to cast or thrust forcibly or suddenly into something, as a liquid, a penetrable substance, a place, etc.; immerse; submerge: to plunge ...
plunge basin
a cavity at the base of a falls or cataract, formed by the action of the falling water. [1900-05] * * *
plunge pool
the water in a plunge basin. [1915-20] * * *
plunger
/plun"jeuhr/, n. 1. Mach. a pistonlike reciprocating part moving within the cylinder of a pump or hydraulic device. 2. Auto. a pistonlike part in the valve of a pneumatic ...
plunging fire
Mil. artillery or other fire that strikes the ground at a steep angle, as from high ground overlooking the target or from a weapon fired at a high angle of elevation. [1870-75] * ...
plunk
/plungk/, v.t. 1. to pluck (a stringed instrument or its strings); twang: to plunk a guitar. 2. to throw, push, put, drop, etc., heavily or suddenly; plump (often fol. by down): ...
plunker
/plung"keuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that plunks. 2. Angling. a casting lure that makes a plunking sound upon hitting the surface of the water. [PLUNK + -ER1] * * *
Plunket, Saint Oliver
born 1629, Loughcrew, County Meath, Ire. died July 1, 1681, London, Eng.; canonized 1975; feast day July 11 Irish prelate, the last man to suffer martyrdom for the Catholic ...
Plunket, William Conyngham Plunket, 1st Baron
▪ British-Irish lawyer born July 1, 1764, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ire. died Jan. 4, 1854, near Bray, County Wicklow  Anglo-Irish lawyer, parliamentary orator, ...
Plunkett, Sir Horace Curzon
▪ British agriculturalist born Oct. 24, 1854, Sherborne, Gloucestershire, Eng. died March 26, 1932, Weybridge, Surrey       pioneer of Irish agricultural cooperation ...
plunky
See plunker. * * *
pluperfect
/plooh perr"fikt/ adj. 1. Gram. a. perfect with respect to a point of reference in past time, as had done in He had done it when I came. b. designating a tense or other verb ...
plupf.
pluperfect. Also, plup., pluperf. * * *
plur.
1. plural. 2. plurality. * * *
plural
/ploor"euhl/, adj. 1. consisting of, containing, or pertaining to more than one. 2. pertaining to or involving a plurality of persons or things. 3. being one of such a ...
plural marriage
polygamy (def. 1). [1865-70] * * *
pluralism
—pluralist, n., adj. —pluralistic, adj. —pluralistically, adv. /ploor"euh liz'euhm/, n. 1. Philos. a. a theory that there is more than one basic substance or principle. Cf. ...
pluralism and monism
▪ philosophy       philosophical theories that answer “many” and “one,” respectively, to the distinct questions: how many kinds of things are there? and how many ...
pluralist
plu·ral·ist (plo͝orʹə-lĭst) n. 1. An adherent of social or philosophical pluralism. 2. Ecclesiastical. A person who holds two or more offices, especially two or more ...
pluralistic
plu·ral·is·tic (ploŏr'ə-lĭsʹtĭk) adj. 1. Of or relating to social or philosophical pluralism. 2. Having multiple aspects or parts: “the idea that intelligence is a ...
pluralistically
See pluralistic. * * *
plurality
/ploo ral"i tee/, n., pl. pluralities. 1. the excess of votes received by the leading candidate, in an election in which there are three or more candidates, over those received ...
plurality system
Electoral process in which the candidate who polls more votes than any other candidate is elected. It is distinguished from the majority system, in which, to win, a candidate ...
pluralization
See pluralize. * * *
pluralize
—pluralizable, adj. —pluralization, n. —pluralizer, n. /ploor"euh luyz'/, v., pluralized, pluralizing. v.t. 1. to express in the plural form; make plural: to pluralize a ...
plurally
/ploor"euh lee/, adv. as a plural; in a plural sense. [1350-1400; ME pluraliche. See PLURAL, -LY] * * *
pluralmarriage
plural marriage n. See polygamy. * * *
pluri-
pluri- [ploor′i, ploor′ə] 〚L < plus (gen. pluris), several: see PLUS〛 combining form several or many * * *
pluriarc
▪ musical instrument also called  Bow Lute,         west African stringed musical instrument having a deep boxlike body from which project between two and eight ...
pluriaxial
pluriaxial [ploor΄ē ak′sē əl] adj. 〚 PLURI- + AXIAL〛 Bot. having several axes; specif., having flowers on secondary shoots * * *
plus
/plus/, prep. 1. more by the addition of; increased by: ten plus two is twelve. 2. with the addition of; with: He had wealth plus fame. adj. 3. involving or noting addition. 4. ...
plus ça change
plus ça change or plus c'est la même chose [plü sȧ shänzh′, plü se lȧ mem shōz′] 〚Fr, lit., the more it changes, the more it is the same thing〛 the more things ...
plus fours
—plus-foured, adj. long, baggy knickers for men, introduced before World War I and worn until the 1930s for sports activities, esp. golf. [1915-20; so called because four ...
plus juncture
Phonet. See open juncture. * * *
plus sight
Survey. a backsight used in leveling. * * *
plus sign
Arith. the symbol (+) indicating summation or a positive quality. [1645-55] * * *
plus size
plus size n. any of a series of sizes in women's garments for full figures * * *
plus tick
Stock Exchange. uptick (def. 2). * * *
plus-size
plus-size (plŭsʹsīz') n. 1. An extra large or oversize clothing size, especially one for women's or children's clothing. 2. A garment of such a size.   plusʹ-sized' ...
plus-sized
See plus-size. * * *
plusfours
plus fours pl.n. Loose knickers bagging below the knees, worn formerly for sports.   [From the fact that they were four inches longer than ordinary knickers.] * * *
plush
—plushed, adj. —plushlike, adj. —plushly, adv. —plushness, n. /plush/, n., adj., plusher, plushest. n. 1. a fabric, as of silk, cotton, or wool, whose pile is more than ...
Plushchenko, Yevgeny
▪ 2005       Even though Yevgeny Plushchenko was performing with an injured knee and was facing a number of strong opponents, he dominated the three programs of the 2004 ...
plushily
See plushy. * * *
plushiness
See plushily. * * *
plushly
See plush. * * *
plushness
See plushly. * * *
plushy
—plushiness, n. /plush"ee/, adj., plushier, plushiest. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling plush. 2. Informal. characterized by luxury, wealth, or ease: a plushy ...
plussage
/plus"ij/, n. a surplus amount. [1920-25; PLUS + -AGE] * * *
plussign
plus sign n. 1. Mathematics. The symbol (+), as in 2 + 2 = 4, that is used to indicate addition or a positive quantity. 2. Chemistry. The same symbol, used to indicate ...
Plutarch
/plooh"tahrk/, n. A.D. c46-c120, Greek biographer. * * * Greek Plutarchos Latin Plutarchus born AD 46, Chaeronea, Boeotia died after 119 Greek biographer and author. The son ...
Plutarch's Lives
(Parallel Lives) a collection (A.D. 105-15) by Plutarch of short biographies of the leading political figures of ancient Greece and Rome. * * *
Plutarchan
See Plutarch. * * *
Plutarchian
/plooh tahr"kee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the biographer Plutarch. 2. characteristic of or resembling a biography by Plutarch or its subject: a life worthy of ...
pluteus
—pluteal, plutean, adj. /plooh"tee euhs/, n., pl. plutei /-tee uy'/, pluteuses. the free-swimming, bilaterally symmetrical larva of an echinoid or ophiuroid. [1825-35; < NL; L: ...
Pluto
/plooh"toh/, n. 1. Class. Myth. a name given to Hades, under which he is identified by the Romans with Orcus. 2. Astron. the planet ninth in order from the sun, having an ...
plutocracy
/plooh tok"reuh see/, n., pl. plutocracies. 1. the rule or power of wealth or of the wealthy. 2. a government or state in which the wealthy class rules. 3. a class or group ...
plutocrat
/plooh"teuh krat'/, n. a member of a plutocracy. [1840-50; PLUTO(CRACY) + -CRAT] * * *
plutocratic
—plutocratically, adv. /plooh'teuh krat"ik/, adj. of, pertaining to, or characterized by a plutocracy or plutocrats. Also, plutocratical. [1865-70; PLUTOCRAT + -IC] * * *
plutocratical
See plutocrat. * * *
plutocratically
See plutocrat. * * *
pluton
/plooh"ton/, n. Geol. any body of igneous rock that solidified far below the earth's surface. [1935-40; < G Pluton, back formation from plutonisch PLUTONIC] * * * ▪ igneous ...
Plutonian
/plooh toh"nee euhn/, adj. Also, Plutonic /plooh ton"ik/. of, pertaining to, or resembling Pluto or the lower world; infernal. [1660-70; < L Plutoni(us) ( < Gk Ploutónios, ...
plutonic
/plooh ton"ik/, adj. Geol. noting or pertaining to a class of igneous rocks that have solidified far below the earth's surface. [1790-1800; < L Pluton- (s. of Pluto Pluto < Gk ...
plutonism
—plutonist, n. /plooht"n iz'euhm/, n. Geol. 1. the intrusion of magma and associated deep-seated processes within the earth's crust. 2. (often cap.) the disproven theory that ...
plutonium
/plooh toh"nee euhm/, n. Chem., Physics. a transuranic element with a fissile isotope of mass number 239 (plutonium 239) that can be produced from non-fissile uranium 238, as in ...
Plutus
Plutus [plo͞ot′əs] n. 〚L < Gr Ploutos < ploutos, wealth: see PLUTOCRACY〛 Gr. Myth. the blind god of wealth * * * ▪ Greek mythology       in Greek religion, god ...
pluvial
/plooh"vee euhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to rain, esp. much rain; rainy. 2. Geol. occurring through the action of rain. n. 3. Geol. a rainy period formerly regarded as coeval ...
pluviometer
—pluviometric /plooh'vee euh me"trik/, pluviometrical, adj. —pluviometry, n. /plooh'vee om"i teuhr/, n. See rain gauge. [1785-95; < L pluvi(a) rain + -O- + -METER] * * *
pluviometric
See pluviometer. * * *
pluviometrical
See pluviometric. * * *
pluviometrically
See pluviometric. * * *
pluviometry
See pluviometric. * * *
Pluviôse
/plooh"vee ohs'/; Fr. /plyuu vyohz"/, n. (in the French Revolutionary calendar) the fifth month of the year, extending from January 20 to February 18. [1790-1800; < F < L ...
pluviosity
See pluvious. * * *
pluvious
—pluviosity /plooh'vee os"i tee/, n. /plooh"vee euhs/, adj. of or pertaining to rain; rainy. [1400-50; late ME < L pluviosus. See PLUVIAL, -OUS] * * *
ply
ply1 —plyingly, adv. /pluy/, v., plied, plying. v.t. 1. to work with or at diligently; employ busily; use: to ply the needle. 2. to carry on, practice, or pursue busily or ...
ply metal
a composition of dissimilar metals bonded together in sheet form. Also, plymetal. * * *
ply rolling
Metalworking. See pack rolling. * * *
plyer
/pluy"euhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. plier. * * *
Plymouth
/plim"euhth/, n. 1. a seaport in SW Devonshire, in SW England, on the English Channel: naval base; the departing point of the Mayflower 1620. 257,900. 2. a city in SE ...
Plymouth Brethren
a loosely organized body of Christians founded in Plymouth, England, about 1830, having no ordained ministry, no formal creed or ritual, and accepting the Bible as the only ...
Plymouth Colony
the colony established in SE Massachusetts by the Pilgrims in 1620. * * *
Plymouth Company
a company, formed in England in 1606 to establish colonies in America and that founded a colony in Maine in 1607. * * * (1606–09) Commercial trading company chartered by the ...
Plymouth porcelain
▪ pottery       first hard-paste, or true, porcelain made in England, produced at a factory in Plymouth, Devon, from 1768 to 1770. Formulated by a chemist, William ...
Plymouth Rock
1. a rock at Plymouth, Massachusetts, on which the Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower are said to have stepped ashore when they landed in America in 1620. 2. one of an American ...
PlymouthRock
Plymouth Rock n. Any of an American breed of medium-sized domestic fowl raised for both meat and eggs.   [After Plymouth Rock, legendary landing place of the Pilgrims in ...
Plynlimon
▪ ridge, Wales, United Kingdom Welsh  Pumlumon        ridge on the gritstone plateau of central Wales, reaching an elevation of 2,468 feet (752 metres) at Plynlimon ...
plywood
/pluy"wood'/, n. a material used for various building purposes, consisting usually of an odd number of veneers glued over each other, usually at right angles. [1905-10; PLY2 + ...
Plzen
/pl"zen'yeu/, n. a city in Bohemia, in the W Czech Republic. 175,000. German, Pilsen. * * * ▪ Czech Republic German  Pilsen        city, western Czech Republic. It ...
Pm
Symbol, Chem. promethium. * * *
pm.
premium. * * *
PMG
PMG abbrev. 1. Paymaster General 2. Postmaster General * * * PMG abbr. postmaster general. * * *
pmk
pmk abbrev. postmark * * *
pmk.
postmark. * * *
PMLA
Publications of the Modern Language Association of America. Also, P.M.L.A. * * *
PMS
See premenstrual syndrome. * * *
PMSA
PMSA abbr. Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area. * * *
pmt.
payment. * * *
PN
1. please note. 2. promissory note. 3. psychoneurotic. * * *
pn
1. please note. 2. promissory note. * * *
pn junction
pn junction n. Electronics the boundary between two regions in a single crystal of a semiconductor: one region contains an electron acceptor and the other an electron donor * * *
pneu-
To breathe. Imitative root. 1. sneeze, from Old English fnēosan, to sneeze, from Germanic *fneu-s-. 2. snore, snort, from Old English fnora, sneezing, from Germanic *fnu-s-. 3. ...
pneudraulic
/nooh draw"lik, -drol"ik, nyooh-/, adj. of or pertaining to a mechanism involving both pneumatic and hydraulic action. [PNEU(MATIC) + (HY)DRAULIC] * * *
pneum-
pneum- [no͞om, nyo͞om] combining form PNEUMO-: used before a vowel * * * pneum- pref. Variant of pneumo-. * * *
pneum.
1. pneumatic. 2. pneumatics. * * *
pneuma
/nooh"meuh, nyooh"-/, n. 1. the vital spirit; the soul. 2. Theol. the Spirit of God; the Holy Ghost. [1875-80; < Gk pneûma lit., breath, wind, akin to pneîn to blow, breathe] * ...
pneumat-
pneumat- pref. Variant of pneumato-. * * *
pneumatic
—pneumatically, adv. —pneumaticity /nooh'meuh tis"i tee, nyooh'-/, n. /noo mat"ik, nyoo-/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to air, gases, or wind. 2. of or pertaining to ...
pneumatic device
Any of various tools and instruments that generate and use compressed air. Examples include rock drills, pavement breakers, riveters, forging presses, paint sprayers, blast ...
pneumatic duct
the duct joining the air bladder and alimentary canal of a physostomous fish. * * *
pneumatic pile
Building Trades. a hollow pile, used under water, in which a vacuum is induced so that air and water pressure force it into place. [1855-60] * * *
pneumatic structure
Membrane structure that is stabilized by the pressure of compressed air. Air-supported structures are supported by internal air pressure. A network of cables stiffens the ...
pneumatic trough
Chem. a trough filled with liquid, esp. water, for collecting gases in bell jars or the like by displacement. [1820-30] * * *
pneumatically
See pneumatic. * * *
pneumaticity
See pneumatically. * * *
pneumatics
/noo mat"iks, nyoo-/, n. (used with a sing. v.) the branch of physics that deals with the mechanical properties of air and other gases. Also called pneumodynamics. [1650-60; see ...
pneumatism
▪ medical theory       in medicine, Alexandrian medical school, or sect, based on the theory that life is associated with a subtle vapour called the pneuma; it was, in ...
pneumato-
a combining form meaning "air," "breath," "spirit," used in the formation of compound words: pneumatology; pneumatophore. Also, pneumo-. [ < Gk, comb. form of pneûma; see ...
pneumatocyst
/noo mat"euh sist, nyoo-, nooh"meuh teuh-, nyooh"/, n. Biol. 1. the cavity of a pneumatophore. 2. pneumatophore. [1855-60; PNEUMATO- + -CYST] * * *
pneumatograph
/noo mat"euh graf', -grahf', nyoo-, nooh"meuh teuh-, nyooh"-/, n. Med. pneumograph. * * *
pneumatologic
See pneumatology. * * *
pneumatological
See pneumatologic. * * *
pneumatologist
See pneumatologic. * * *
pneumatology
—pneumatologic /noo mat'l oj"ik, nyoo-, nooh'meuh tl-, nyooh'-/, pneumatological, adj. —pneumatologist, n. /nooh'meuh tol"euh jee, nyooh'-/, n. 1. Theol. a. doctrine ...
pneumatolysis
—pneumatolytic, pneumatolitic /noo mat'l it"ik, nyoo-, nooh'meuh tl-, nyooh'-/, adj. /nooh'meuh tol"euh sis, nyooh'-/, n. Geol. the process by which rocks are altered or ...
pneumatolytic
See pneumatolysis. * * *
Pneumatomachian
also called  Pneumatomachist,  Greek  Pneumatomachos,  plural  Pneumatomachoi        (“Opponents of the Spirit”), any of the Christian heretics of the 4th ...
pneumatometer
/nooh'meuh tom"i teuhr, nyooh'-/, n. an instrument for measuring either the quantity of air inhaled or exhaled during a single inspiration or expiration or the force of ...
pneumatometry
See pneumatometer. * * *
pneumatophore
—pneumatophorous /nooh'meuh tof"euhr euhs, nyooh'-/, adj. /noo mat"euh fawr', -fohr', nyoo-, nooh"meuh teuh-, nyooh"-/, n. 1. Bot. a specialized structure developed from the ...
pneumatotherapy
/noo mat'oh ther"euh pee, nyoo-, nooh"meuh toh-, nyooh"-/, n. the use of compressed or rarefied air in treating disease. [1930-35; PNEUMATO- + THERAPY] * * *
pneumectomy
/noo mek"teuh mee, nyoo-/, n., pl. pneumectomies. Surg. pneumonectomy. * * *
pneumo-
var. of pneumato- or pneumono-: pneumococcus. * * *
pneumobacillus
/nooh'moh beuh sil"euhs, nyooh'-/, n., pl. pneumobacilli /-sil"uy/. a bacterium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, causing a type of pneumonia and associated with certain other diseases, ...
pneumococcal
See pneumococcus. * * *
pneumococcus
—pneumococcal /nooh'meuh kok"euhl, nyooh'-/, pneumococcic /nooh'meuh kok"sik, nyooh'-/, pneumococcous /nooh'meuh kok"euhs, nyooh'-/, adj. /nooh'meuh kok"euhs, nyooh'-/, n., pl. ...
pneumoconiosis
/nooh'meuh koh'nee oh"sis, nyooh'-/, n. Pathol. any chronic lung disease, including anthracosis, asbestosis, and silicosis, caused by the inhalation of particles of coal, ...
pneumoconiotic
See pneumoconiosis. * * *
pneumocystis
pneu·mo·cys·tis (no͞o'mə-sĭsʹtĭs, nyo͞oʹ-) n. A severe lung infection caused by the parasitic protozoan Pneumocystis carinii and affecting primarily individuals with ...
pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
pneumocystis carinii pneumonia [no͞o΄mō sis′tis kə rī′nē ī΄, nyo͞o΄mō sis′tis; kə rī′nēē΄] n. 〚ModL: see PNEUMO- & CYST〛 a form of pneumonia, often ...
pneumocystis pneumonia
/nooh'meuh sis"tis, nyooh'-/, Pathol. a pulmonary infection caused by the protozoan Pneumocystis carinii, occurring as an opportunistic disease in persons with impaired immune ...
pneumodynamics
/nooh'moh duy nam"iks, -di-, nyooh'-/, n. (used with a sing. v.) Physics. pneumatics. [1830-40; PNEUMO- + DYNAMICS] * * *
pneumoencephalogram
/nooh'moh en sef"euh leuh gram', nyooh'-/, n. Med. an encephalogram made after the replacement of the cerebrospinal fluid by air or gas, rarely used since the development of the ...
pneumoencephalography
/nooh'moh en sef'euh log"reuh fee, nyooh'-/, n. Med. encephalography. [1930-35; PNEUMO- + ENCEPHALOGRAPHY] * * *
pneumogastric
/nooh'meuh gas"trik, nyooh'-/, Anat. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the lungs and stomach. n. 2. See pneumogastric nerve. [1825-35; PNEUMO- + GASTRIC] * * *
pneumogastric nerve
Anat. (formerly) the vagus nerve. [1825-35] * * *
pneumogastricnerve
pneumogastric nerve n. See vagus nerve. * * *
pneumograph
—pneumographic /nooh'meuh graf"ik, nyooh'-/, adj. /nooh"meuh graf', -grahf', nyooh"-/, n. Med. a device for recording graphically the respiratory movements of the thorax. Also, ...
pneumographic
See pneumograph. * * *
pneumography
/noo mog"reuh fee, nyoo-/, n. Med. 1. the process of recording the movements of the thorax in respiration. 2. the production of x-ray photographs of the lungs. [1835-45; PNEUMO- ...
pneumon-
var. of pneumono- before a vowel: pneumonectomy. * * *
pneumonectomy
/nooh'meuh nek"teuh mee, nyooh'-/, n., pl. pneumonectomies. Surg. excision of part or all of a lung. Also, pneumectomy. [1885-90; PNEUMON- + -ECTOMY] * * *
pneumonia
/noo mohn"yeuh, -moh"nee euh, nyoo-/, n. Pathol. 1. inflammation of the lungs with congestion. 2. Also called lobar pneumonia. an acute disease of the lungs, caused by the ...
pneumonic
/noo mon"ik, nyoo-/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or affecting the lungs; pulmonary. 2. pertaining to or affected with pneumonia. [1665-75; < NL pneumonicus < Gk pneumonikós. See ...
pneumonic plague
Pathol. a form of plague characterized by lung involvement. Cf. plague. [1895-1900] * * *
pneumonitis
/nooh'meuh nuy"tis, nyooh'-/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the lung caused by a virus or exposure to irritating substances. [1815-25; < NL; see PNEUMON-, -ITIS] * * *
pneumono-
a combining form meaning "lung," used in the formation of compound words: pneumonoconiosis. Also, pneumo-; esp. before a vowel, pneumon-. [comb. form repr. Gk pneúmon lung] * * *
pneumonoconiosis
/nooh'meuh noh koh'nee oh"sis, nyooh'-/, n. Pathol. pneumoconiosis. [1865-70; PNEUMONO- + Gk kóni(s) dust + -OSIS] * * *
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
/nooh"meuh noh ul'treuh muy'kreuh skop'ik sil"i koh'vol kay'noh koh'nee oh"sis, nyooh"-/, n. an obscure term ostensibly referring to a lung disease caused by silica dust, ...
pneumostome
pneu·mo·stome (no͞oʹmə-stōm', nyo͞oʹ-) n. A small opening in the mantle of a gastropod through which air passes.   [From New Latin pneumostoma: pneumo- + -stoma, ...
pneumotachogram
pneu·mo·tach·o·gram (no͞o'mə-tăkʹə-grăm', nyo͞o'-) n. A record produced by a pneumotachograph. * * *
pneumotachograph
pneu·mo·tach·o·graph (no͞o'mə-tăkʹə-grăf', nyo͞o'-) n. An apparatus for recording the rate of airflow to and from the lungs.   [pneumo- + Greek takhos, speed + ...
pneumotachographic
See pneumotachograph. * * *
pneumotachography
See pneumotachographic. * * *
pneumothorax
/nooh'meuh thawr"aks, -thohr"-, nyooh'-/, n. Pathol. the presence of air or gas in the pleural cavity. [1815-25; < NL; see PNEUMO-, THORAX] * * * ▪ ...
pneumotropic
/nooh'meuh trop"ik, -troh"pik, nyooh'-/, adj. Pathol. directed toward or having an affinity for lung tissue. [1925-30; PNEUMO- + -TROPIC] * * *
PNG
PNG abbrev. Papua New Guinea * * *
pnld
paneled. * * *
pnlg
paneling. * * *
Pnom Penh
/nom" pen", peuh nawm" pen"/. See Phnom Penh. Also, Pnom-penh, Pnompenh. * * *
Pnom-Penh
Pnom-Penh [pə näm′pen′, näm′pen′] alt. sp. of PHNOM PENH * * *
pnxt.
pinxit. * * *
Pnyx
/niks, peuh niks/, n. a hill in Athens, Greece, near the Acropolis: the place of assembly in ancient Athens. * * *
po
/poh/, n., pl. pos. Australia and New Zealand. a chamber pot. [1875-80; prob. < F pot (de chambre) chamber pot] * * * (as used in expressions) Po Hai Po Chü i Li Po Po River * ...
Po
/poh/, n. a river in Italy, flowing E from the Alps in the NW to the Adriatic. 418 mi. (669 km) long. Ancient, Padus. Symbol, Chem. polonium. * * * (as used in expressions) Po ...
Po Chü-i
/baw" jyuu"ee"/ A.D. 772-846, Chinese poet. * * *
Po Hai
Po Hai [bō′ hī′] a former transliteration of BO HAI * * *
Po River
ancient Padus. River, northern Italy. The country's longest river, it is about 405 mi (652 km) long. It rises in the Cottian Alps on the western frontier and flows northeast to ...
po' boy
po' boy [pō′boi΄] n. POOR-BOY1: also po' boy sandwich * * *
PO'ed
PO'ed (pē'ōdʹ) adj. Informal Extremely irritated or angry.   [piss off + -ed2.] * * *
pō(i)-
To drink. Oldest form *peə₃(i)-, colored to *poə₃(i)-. I. Basic form *pō(i)-, reduced to *pō- (< *poə-). 1. Suffixed form *pō-to-. potable, potation, potatory, from ...
po-faced
/poh"fayst'/, adj. Chiefly Brit. having an overly serious demeanor or attitude; humorless. * * *
po.
Baseball. put-out; put-outs. * * *
POA
See primary optical area. * * *
Poaceae
▪ plant family Introduction formerly called  Gramineae        grass family of monocotyledonous flowering plants, a division of the order Poales. The Poaceae are the ...
poaceous
/poh ay"sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Poaceae, an alternate name for the plant family Gramineae. Cf. grass family. [ < NL Po(a) the type genus ( < Gk póa grass) + -ACEOUS] * * *

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