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orphan
  • n  a child who has lost both parents
  • n  someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision
  • n  the first line of a paragraph that is set as the last line of a page or column
  • n  a young animal without a mother
  • v  deprive of parents
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orphan site
  • n  a toxic waste area where the polluter could not be identified or the polluter refused to take action or pay for the cleanup
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orphanage
  • n  the condition of being a child without living parents
    his early orphanage shaped his character as an adult
  • n  a public institution for the care of orphans
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orphanhood
  • n  the condition of being a child without living parents
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orphans' asylum
  • n  a public institution for the care of orphans
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orphenadrine
  • n  a skeletal muscle relaxant (trade name Norflex) used to treat severe muscle strain and Parkinsonism
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orpheus
  • n  (Greek mythology) a great musician; when his wife Eurydice died he went to Hades to get her back but failed
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orphrey
  • n  a richly embroidered edging on an ecclesiastical vestment
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orpiment
  • n  a yellow mineral occurring in conjunction with realgar; an ore of arsenic
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orpin
  • n  perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers
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orpine
  • n  perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers
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orrery
  • n  planetarium consisting of an apparatus that illustrates the relative positions and motions of bodies in the solar system by rotation and revolution of balls moved by wheelwork; sometimes incorporated in a clock
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orris
  • n  German iris having large white flowers with lavender-tinged falls and a fragrant rhizome
  • n  fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines
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orrisroot
  • n  fragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines
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ortega y gasset
  • n  Spanish philosopher who advocated leadership by an intellectual elite (1883-1955)
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