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flowers of zinc
  • n  oxide of zinc; a white powder used as a pigment or in cosmetics or glass or inks and in zinc ointment
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floxuridine
  • n  antineoplastic drug used to treat some cancers; can cause loss of hair
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floyd bennett
  • n  United States aviator who (with Richard E. Byrd) piloted the first flight over the North Pole (1890-1928)
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flub
  • n  an embarrassing mistake
  • v  make a mess of, destroy or ruin
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fluctuation
  • n  a wave motion
    the fluctuations of the sea
  • n  an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
  • n  the quality of being unsteady and subject to changes
    he kept a record of price fluctuations
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flue
  • n  flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor
  • n  organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
  • n  a conduit to carry off smoke
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flue pipe
  • n  organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
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fluegelhorn
  • n  a brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore
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fluency
  • n  powerful and effective language
    fluency in spoken and written English is essential
  • n  skillfulness in speaking or writing
  • n  the quality of being facile in speech and writing
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fluent aphasia
  • n  aphasia characterized by fluent but meaningless speech and severe impairment of the ability understand spoken or written words
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fluff
  • n  any light downy material
  • n  something of little value or significance
  • n  a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
  • v  make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  • v  erect or fluff up
  • v  ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect
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fluffy omelet
  • n  souffle-like omelet made by beating and adding the whites separately
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flugelhorn
  • n  a brass instrument resembling a cornet but with a wider bore
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fluid drachm
  • n  a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
  • n  a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce
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fluid dram
  • n  a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
  • n  a unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce
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fluid flywheel
  • n  a kind of fluid coupling in which the flywheel is the driving rotor
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