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l
  • n  a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)
  • n  the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five
  • n  a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter
  • n  the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet
  • s  being ten more than forty
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labeled
  • v  assign a label to; designate with a label
  • v  attach a tag or label to
  • v  pronounce judgment on
    They labeled him unfit to work here
  • v  distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom
  • v  distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions
  • a  bearing or marked with a label or tag
    properly labeled luggage
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labelled
  • v  assign a label to; designate with a label
    These students were labelled `learning disabled'
  • v  attach a tag or label to
  • v  pronounce judgment on
  • v  distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom
  • v  distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions
  • a  bearing or marked with a label or tag
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labial
  • n  a consonant whose articulation involves movement of the lips
  • a  of or relating to the lips of the mouth
    labial stops
  • a  relating to or near the female labium
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labile
  • s  (chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown
  • s  liable to change
    an emotionally labile person
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labor-intensive
  • s  requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital
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labored
  • v  strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  • v  work hard
  • v  undergo the efforts of childbirth
  • s  lacking natural ease
    a labored style of debating
  • s  requiring or showing effort
    the subject made for labored reading
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laboring
  • v  strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  • v  work hard
  • v  undergo the efforts of childbirth
  • s  doing arduous or unpleasant work
    the bent backs of laboring slaves picking cotton
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laborious
  • s  characterized by effort to the point of exhaustion; especially physical effort
    spent many laborious hours on the project
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laborsaving
  • s  designed to replace or conserve human and especially manual labor
    laborsaving devices like washing machines
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labour-intensive
  • s  requiring a large expenditure of labor but not much capital
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laboured
  • v  work hard
  • v  strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  • v  undergo the efforts of childbirth
  • s  lacking natural ease
  • s  requiring or showing effort
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labouring
  • v  work hard
  • v  strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  • v  undergo the efforts of childbirth
  • s  doing arduous or unpleasant work
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laboursaving
  • s  designed to replace or conserve human and especially manual labor
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labyrinthine
  • a  relating to or affecting or originating in the inner ear
    labyrinthine deafness
  • s  resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity
    a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths
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laced
  • v  spin,wind, or twist together
  • v  make by braiding or interlacing
  • v  do lacework
  • v  draw through eyes or holes
  • v  add alcohol to (beverages)
  • a  closed with a lace
    snugly laced shoes
  • s  edged or streaked with color
    white blossoms with purple-laced petals
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