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engender engender
/ɛn ˈdʒɛn dər /


  • spartan spartan  /ˈspɑr tən/ ?  practicing great self-denial

    spartan meaning(s) 

    1. (adj) practicing great self-denial
    2. (adj) resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
    3. (adj) unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment
    4. (n) a resident of Sparta
    5. (adj) of or relating to or characteristic of Sparta or its people


    spartan usage(s)

    1. His executive offices in Mexico City are spartan.
    2. At the sleek but spartan Manhattan condo towers designed by Meier and completed in 2002, no less a traditionalist than Martha Stewart was among the first in line to buy space.
  • spartina spartina  grass of freshwater swamps and salt marshes of Europe, Africa, America, and South…
  • spartina cynosuroides spartina cynosuroides  tall reedlike grass common in salt meadows
  • spartina pectinmata spartina pectinmata  North American cordgrass having leaves with dry membranous margins…
  • spartium spartium  one species: Spanish broom
  • spartium junceum spartium junceum  tall thornless shrub having pale yellow flowers and flexible rushlike…
  • spasm spasm  /ˈspæ zəm/ ?  a painful and involuntary muscular contraction
  • spasmodic spasmodic  /spæz ˈmɔ dɪk/ ?  occurring in spells and often abruptly
  • spasmodic laryngitis spasmodic laryngitis  a disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and…
  • spasmodically spasmodically  /spæz ˈmɔ dɪk li/ ?  with spasms
  • spasmolysis spasmolysis  the relaxation or relief of muscle spasms
  • spasmolytic spasmolytic  a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
  • spassky spassky  Russian chess master who moved to Paris; world champion from 1969 to 1972 (born…
  • spastic spastic  /ˈspæs tɪk/ ?  a person suffering from spastic paralysis
  • spastic abasia spastic abasia  abasia due to spastic contractions of the leg muscles
  • spastic bladder spastic bladder  a urinary bladder disorder resulting from spinal cord lesion or multiple…
  • spastic colon spastic colon  recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea (often alternating with periods…
  • spastic paralysis spastic paralysis  a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused…
  • spasticity spasticity  the quality of moving or acting in spasms
  • spat spat  /ˈspæt/ ?  a quarrel about petty points
  • spatangoida spatangoida  heart-shaped sea urchins
  • spatchcock spatchcock  /ˈspætʃ kɑk/ ?  flesh of a chicken (or game bird) split down the back and grilled…
  • spate spate  /ˈspeɪt/ ?  a sudden forceful flow
  • spathe spathe  a conspicuous bract surrounding or subtending a spadix or other inflorescence
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