A common disorder that affects deep-sea divers following a sudden drop in the surrounding pressure, as when ascending rapidly from a dive. When divers are underwater, the amounts of gases such as O2 , CO2 , and N2 in their blood increase due to the increased pressure. As they ascend to the surface and the pressure decreases, the gases in their blood expand. The extra oxygen is absorbed by the body; the extra CO2 is excreted efficiently; but nitrogen, which the body does not use, forms bubbles in the blood and tissues. These bubbles cause severe pains in the joints and chest, skin irritation, cramps, and possibly paralysis. Decompression sickness can be avoided by ascending slowly to the surface, or by spending time in a decompression chamber.
An embolism of air bubbles often caused by surgery, induced abortion, or decompression sickness
pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
A crease or bend.
A fold or wrinkle
A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
Rotation; spin, turn, twirl, etc.
A curve or bend; a turn:
A twist, turn, etc.
A predisposition to think, act, or proceed in a particular way:
The definition of a spring is a coil that goes to its original shape after being compressed.
A sinuous turn or movement; undulation
The definition of a coil is something rounded into a spiral or a series of such spirals.
A curve; bend
A series of duties or tasks which must be performed in turn, and then repeated.
To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.
To lower or debase oneself:
To cringe or bow in a servile manner
To become deformed:
To perform for an audience:
To wilt is to get weak.
Droop is defined as to hang down, bend down or to lose strength.
To go or cause to go by a roundabout way.
To go or move in different directions from a common point or from each other; branch off
To turn aside or deviate to avoid impact.
To move in a circle.
To fall or break down; collapse
To yield reluctantly to pressure; submit; give in
To rely for assistance or support:
To move or turn (something) at an angle:
The central business district of Chicago, Illinois. Used with the.
To turn (an enemy spy) into a double agent.
To cause to deviate from what is normal, proper, or accurate:
To deviate from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.; lean; slope; slant
Wind can also mean to wrap something around or to turn a handle of a clock so that the clock will work properly.
(Sports) To engage in curling.
Spiral is to move in a winding or circular motion around a central point, or to experience a continuous decrease or increase, usually as part of a chain reaction.
Pervert is defined as to turn away from what is right or proper.
To provide with an arch:
To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
To give up (an advantage, for example) to another; concede:
Tilt is defined as to tip or slope in one direction.
To allow oneself to be subjected to something:
To repeat (a scientific experiment) to confirm findings or ensure accuracy.
(Obs.) To bend or submit
Genuflect is defined as to bend at the knee, or to touch one knee to the ground, especially in a respectful or religious way.
To fix or direct steadily:
To turn aside.
In a direct manner; directly
1868, Horatio Alger, Struggling Upward, ch. 3:
To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
Apply is defined as using something to complete a task or to do something.
To give one's consent, often at the insistence of another:
To change in shape. Used especially of the adaptation of the fetal head to the pelvic canal.
Focus is defined as to concentrate on something in particular. Focus is defined as to bring into view.
To devote is to dedicate yourself to a cause or a person.
To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection.
To bring to, or direct toward, a common center
To address oneself to; to prepare oneself for; to apply oneself to; to direct one's speech or discourse to.
To bend or round into a hump; arch.
(Intransitive) To move following a curved path.
A bend, curve, or fold
A line or mark made by folding; a crease:
The definition of a penchant is a preference or desire for something or for doing things a certain way.
The act of bending, leaning, or sloping; esp., a bowing or nodding
The act of curving or the state of being curved.
The definition of an affectation is an attempt to appear to be possessed.
(architecture) An architectural element having the shape of an arch
(Intransitive) To stand up, especially from a sitting position.
To cease to be bent; to become straight or relaxed.
To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance
To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
To make or become stiff or stiffer
(--- Football) A line of scrimmage.
To cause to turn aside or differ.
To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch:
To change the behavior or thinking of (someone); sway:
Work is defined as to put forth effort in order to accomplish something or to have a job.
To collect is defined as to gather together or to call for and receive payment.
To give material or financial aid to:
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