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A quick, intense burst, especially of wind, rain, or snow.
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  1. A quick, intense burst, especially of wind, rain, or snow.
  2. A defect; fault; error
  3. An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness:
An imperfection or weakness; fault; flaw; blemish
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  1. An imperfection or weakness; fault; flaw; blemish
  2. Lack of something necessary for completeness; deficiency; shortcoming
  3. An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal. An error or flaw in a process or product, affecting performance and potentially causing harm; a shortcoming in a legal document that may lead to its invalidity, or in a pleading that may lead to its dismissal.
A substance used to impart color in staining
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  1. A substance used to impart color in staining
  2. A liquid substance applied especially to wood that penetrates the surface and imparts a rich color.
  3. A discoloration, streak, or spot resulting from staining
A small area of different color or texture from the main area of which it is a part; often, a mark made by some foreign matter; stain, blot, speck, patch, etc.
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  1. A small area of different color or texture from the main area of which it is a part; often, a mark made by some foreign matter; stain, blot, speck, patch, etc.
  2. (Informal) A spot advertisement or announcement
  3. A popular given name for a dog.
Such smoke produced by burning a material in containers (smudge pots), esp. for driving away insects or protecting plants from frost
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  1. Such smoke produced by burning a material in containers (smudge pots), esp. for driving away insects or protecting plants from frost
  2. A smoky fire used to protect against frost or to repel insects.
  3. A stain, blur, or smear; dirty spot
A shortcoming; defect; fault; blemish
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  1. A shortcoming; defect; fault; blemish
  2. (Countable) Something that makes something else less than perfect; a blemish, impurity, error, etc.
  3. (Uncountable) Those qualities or features that are imperfect; the characteristic, state, or quality of being imperfect.
A fracture in a rock formation along which there has been movement of the blocks of rock on either side of the plane of fracture. Faults are caused by plate-tectonic forces.
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  1. A fracture in a rock formation along which there has been movement of the blocks of rock on either side of the plane of fracture. Faults are caused by plate-tectonic forces.
  2. Something that mars the appearance, character, structure, etc.; defect or failing
  3. (Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture.
A deficiency; a flaw.
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  1. A deficiency; a flaw.
  2. A falling short of what is expected or required; defect or deficiency
A disfiguring or being disfigured
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  1. A disfiguring or being disfigured
  2. Anything that disfigures; blemish; defect; deformity
  3. The result of disfiguring; the state of being disfigured; defacement; deformity; disfiguration.
(Backgammon) An exposed piece, liable to capture
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  1. (Backgammon) An exposed piece, liable to capture
  2. A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance:
  3. A spot or stain, esp. of ink
Something that is hazy and indistinct to the sight or mind.
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  1. Something that is hazy and indistinct to the sight or mind.
  2. An obscuring stain or blot
  3. Something that appears hazy or indistinct
A small, thin piece of semiconductor bearing numerous circuits integrated into its substrate. A chip smaller than a fingernail can hold millions of circuits. Most of a computer's circuitry is built from chips mounted on circuit boards.
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  1. A small, thin piece of semiconductor bearing numerous circuits integrated into its substrate. A chip smaller than a fingernail can hold millions of circuits. Most of a computer's circuitry is built from chips mounted on circuit boards.
  2. A thin, usually fried slice of food, especially a potato chip:
  3. One of the small, round disks or counters used in poker and other gambling games as a token for money
An infectious or contaminating trace; infection, decay, etc.
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  1. An infectious or contaminating trace; infection, decay, etc.
  2. A trace of corruption, disgrace, evil, etc.
  3. An undesirable or corrupting influence or association:
A film or layer of discoloration on a metal surface caused by corrosion or oxidation.
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  1. A film or layer of discoloration on a metal surface caused by corrosion or oxidation.
  2. The condition of being disgraced or made less estimable:
  3. The condition of being tarnished:
A smudge; smear; stain
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  1. A smudge; smear; stain
  2. A stain on a reputation, etc.
  3. Something, such as a blot, smear, or stain, that smirches.
Something that detracts from the character or reputation of a person, group, etc.; mark of disgrace or reproach
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  1. Something that detracts from the character or reputation of a person, group, etc.; mark of disgrace or reproach
  2. (Christianity) Bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain corresponding in location to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus, believed to be given as divine recognition of devotion.
  3. (Archaic) A mark burned into the skin as a visible identifier of a person as a criminal or slave; a brand.
An identifying mark or label on the products of a particular company; trademark
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  1. An identifying mark or label on the products of a particular company; trademark
  2. An association of positive qualities with a widely recognized name, as of a product line or celebrity:
  3. A product or service so identified:
Abnormal bodily formation
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  1. Abnormal bodily formation
  2. The condition of being deformed
  3. A deformed person or thing.
A depression in a surface made by pressure or a blow:
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  1. A depression in a surface made by pressure or a blow:
  2. An appreciable effect, often a lessening or adverse effect
  3. (Informal) Meaningful progress; headway:
Matter daubed on.
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  1. Matter daubed on.
  2. A poorly painted picture
  3. A soft adhesive coating material such as plaster, grease, or mud.
The condition of being discolored.
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  1. The condition of being discolored.
  2. A discolored spot or mark
  3. A discolored spot; a stain.
The amount of an element, compound, or other substance that has the same number of basic particles as 12 grams of Carbon-12. The number of particles making up a mole is Avogadro's number. For elements and compounds, the mass of one mole, in grams, is roughly equal to the atomic or molecular weight of the substance. For example, carbon dioxide, CO2 , has a molecular weight of 44; therefore, one mole of it weighs 44 grams.
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  1. The amount of an element, compound, or other substance that has the same number of basic particles as 12 grams of Carbon-12. The number of particles making up a mole is Avogadro's number. For elements and compounds, the mass of one mole, in grams, is roughly equal to the atomic or molecular weight of the substance. For example, carbon dioxide, CO2 , has a molecular weight of 44; therefore, one mole of it weighs 44 grams.
  2. A small, pigmented spot on the human skin, often slightly raised
  3. A massive, usually stone wall constructed in the sea, used as a breakwater and built to enclose or protect an anchorage or a harbor.
A birthmark, mole, or other colored spot on the skin
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  1. A birthmark, mole, or other colored spot on the skin
  2. Any of various congenital or acquired lesions of the skin or oral mucosa that are usually pigmented and raised and may include epidermal, connective, vascular, or other types of tissue.
  1. Pockmark
  2. A mark or scar left in the skin by such a pustule; a pockmark.
  3. A pustule caused by smallpox or a similar eruptive disease.
A small pit on a surface:
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  1. A small pit on a surface:
  2. A mark or scar in the skin caused by a pock.
  3. A pitlike scar left on the skin by smallpox or another eruptive disease.
A raised patch of skin, specif. of epidermis, filled with watery matter and caused by a burn, frostbite, rubbing, etc.
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  1. A raised patch of skin, specif. of epidermis, filled with watery matter and caused by a burn, frostbite, rubbing, etc.
  2. A bulging, bubblelike projection, usually transparent, used for observation, protection, etc. on an aircraft, train, car, etc.
  3. A rounded, bulging, usually transparent structure, such as one used for observation on certain aircraft or for display and protection of packaged products.
A skin blemish or mark present at birth
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  1. A skin blemish or mark present at birth
An imperfection, failing, flaw, etc.
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  1. An imperfection, failing, flaw, etc.
  2. A similar growth on a plant, especially one caused by a fungal disease.
  3. A small, usually hard, tumorous growth on the skin, caused by a virus
(Botany) A mark indicating a former attachment, as of a leaf to a stem.
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  1. (Botany) A mark indicating a former attachment, as of a leaf to a stem.
  2. A similar mark or cicatrix on a plant, as one on a stem where a leaf was attached
  3. A mark, such as a dent, resulting from use or contact.
Something, as foreign matter or a pollutant, that renders something else impure
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  1. Something, as foreign matter or a pollutant, that renders something else impure
  2. The quality or condition of being impure, especially:
  3. An impure thing or element
A small spot, mark, or stain
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  1. A small spot, mark, or stain
  2. A tiny amount; a bit:
(Physics) The random distribution of light when it is scattered by a rough surface.
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  1. (Physics) The random distribution of light when it is scattered by a rough surface.
  2. A speck or small spot, as a natural dot of color on skin, plumage, or foliage.
Markings in the form of spots on an organism:
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  1. Markings in the form of spots on an organism:
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  3. A spot; blemish
An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations; a contusion.
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  1. An injury to underlying tissues or bone in which the skin is not broken, often characterized by ruptured blood vessels and discolorations; a contusion.
  2. A painful feeling caused by or associated with an experience.
  3. A similar injury to plant tissue, often resulting in discoloration or spoilage.
Any of the small brownish spots on the skin that turn darker or increase in number upon exposure to the sun.
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  1. Any of the small brownish spots on the skin that turn darker or increase in number upon exposure to the sun.
A small swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne; a papule or pustule.
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  1. A small swelling of the skin, usually caused by acne; a papule or pustule.
(Med.) The contracted fibrous tissue at the place where a wound has healed; scar
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  1. (Med.) The contracted fibrous tissue at the place where a wound has healed; scar
  2. A scar left by the formation of new connective tissue over a healing sore or wound.
  3. The mark left where a wound has healed on a tree or plant
(Comput.) A number of instructions added to a program that has already been translated into machine language, as to correct an error
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  1. (Comput.) A number of instructions added to a program that has already been translated into machine language, as to correct an error
  2. A small plot or piece of land, especially one that produces or is used for growing specific vegetation:
  3. A piece of material applied to cover or mend a hole or tear or to strengthen a weak spot
A discolored patch or blemish on the skin
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  1. A discolored patch or blemish on the skin
  2. Any of several plant diseases caused by fungi or bacteria and resulting in brown or black dead areas on leaves or fruit.
  3. A spot or blot; a splotch.
A dull, clodlike person
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  1. A dull, clodlike person
  2. Such a cube or piece made of sugar crystals bound together with sugar syrup
  3. A solid mass of no special shape, esp. one small enough to be taken up in the hand; hunk
A small, knoblike outgrowth found on the roots of many legumes, such as alfalfa, beans, and peas. Nodules grow after the roots have been infected with nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the genus Rhizobium.
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  1. A small, knoblike outgrowth found on the roots of many legumes, such as alfalfa, beans, and peas. Nodules grow after the roots have been infected with nitrogen-fixing bacteria of the genus Rhizobium.
  2. A small, usually hard mass of tissue in the body.
  3. (Botany) A small knoblike outgrowth, especially one on the roots of a leguminous plant that contains bacteria that fix nitrogen.
(Medicine) A brown pigmented spot on the skin.
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  1. (Medicine) A brown pigmented spot on the skin.
  2. A small, flat, pigmented spot on the skin.
  3. A frecklelike spot on the skin that often appears during or after middle age
A stain, smudge or blot
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  1. A stain, smudge or blot
  2. A dirty spot or mark; smudge
  3. A stain or spot of dirt.
A pimple.
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  1. A pimple.
  2. (Slang) A pimple, esp. one on the face
(Slang) A bruise made on the skin from sucking, as in lovemaking
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  1. (Slang) A bruise made on the skin from sucking, as in lovemaking
  2. A threaded electrical fitting used to connect a fixture to an outlet box.
  3. An Irish surname​ anglicised from Ó hÍcidhe (“descendant of a person named Healer”).
To cause damage to.
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  1. To cause damage to.
  2. To incur damage
To treat badly; harm.
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  1. To treat badly; harm.
  2. (Rare) To do a disservice to; harm
To cause a flaw in; make defective:
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  1. To cause a flaw in; make defective:
To do harm to:
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  1. To do harm to:
  2. To do harm to; hurt, damage, etc.
To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
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  1. To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
  2. To cause physical damage to (something); harm:
  3. To cause injury, damage, or pain
To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
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  1. To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
  2. Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value. Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value.
  3. To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
To cause physical harm to; hurt:
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  1. To cause physical harm to; hurt:
  2. To cause damage to; impair:
  3. To do physical harm or damage to; hurt
To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
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  1. To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
  2. To injure or damage so as to make imperfect, less attractive, etc.; spoil; impair; disfigure
  3. To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
To affect detrimentally or harmfully by a judgment or act.
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  1. To affect detrimentally or harmfully by a judgment or act.
  2. To injure or harm, as by some judgment or action
  3. To fill with prejudice or cause to judge with prejudice.
To lose luster; grow dull; discolor, as from oxidation
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  1. To lose luster; grow dull; discolor, as from oxidation
  2. To detract from or spoil:
  3. To become less enjoyable or estimable:
To weaken morally; debase; pervert
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  1. To weaken morally; debase; pervert
  2. To invalidate either partially or completely.
  3. To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.
(Informal) Any microscopic organism, esp. one causing disease; germ or virus
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  1. (Informal) Any microscopic organism, esp. one causing disease; germ or virus
  2. An insect, spider, or similar organism. Not in scientific use.
  3. An insect of any kind, such as a cockroach or a ladybug.
Lack of something necessary for completeness; deficiency; shortcoming
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  1. Lack of something necessary for completeness; deficiency; shortcoming
  2. An imperfection or lack that causes inadequacy or failure; a shortcoming or deficiency.
  3. An imperfection or weakness; fault; flaw; blemish
(Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture.
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  1. (Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture.
  2. (Electronics) A defect in a circuit or wiring caused by imperfect connections, poor insulation, grounding, or shorting.
  3. A mistake; an error:
A quick, intense burst, especially of wind, rain, or snow.
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  1. A quick, intense burst, especially of wind, rain, or snow.
  2. An imperfection, often concealed, that impairs soundness:
  3. A defect; fault; error
(Countable) Something that makes something else less than perfect; a blemish, impurity, error, etc.
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  1. (Countable) Something that makes something else less than perfect; a blemish, impurity, error, etc.
  2. (Uncountable) Those qualities or features that are imperfect; the characteristic, state, or quality of being imperfect.
  3. A shortcoming; defect; fault; blemish
A deficiency; a flaw.
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  1. A deficiency; a flaw.
  2. A falling short of what is expected or required; defect or deficiency
A discoloration of the skin or flesh surrounding an eye, resulting from a sharp blow or contusion
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  1. A discoloration of the skin or flesh surrounding an eye, resulting from a sharp blow or contusion
  2. (Informal) Shame or dishonor, or a cause or source of this
  3. A bruised discoloration of the flesh surrounding the eye, often resulting from a blow.
(Backgammon) An exposed piece, liable to capture
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  1. (Backgammon) An exposed piece, liable to capture
  2. A spot or a stain caused by a discoloring substance:
  3. A spot or stain, esp. of ink
  1. Burden of proof
  2. Responsibility for an error or fault; blame:
  3. A difficult or unpleasant task, duty, etc.; burden
The number of points, etc. assigned by gamblers to one side in a contest, in an attempt to equalize betting on both sides
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  1. The number of points, etc. assigned by gamblers to one side in a contest, in an attempt to equalize betting on both sides
  2. A small area:
  3. (Informal) A spot advertisement or announcement
A dye or pigment in solution, esp. one that penetrates a wood surface
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  1. A dye or pigment in solution, esp. one that penetrates a wood surface
  2. A liquid substance applied especially to wood that penetrates the surface and imparts a rich color.
  3. A discoloration, streak, or spot resulting from staining
Something that detracts from the character or reputation of a person, group, etc.; mark of disgrace or reproach
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  1. Something that detracts from the character or reputation of a person, group, etc.; mark of disgrace or reproach
  2. (Archaic) A mark burned into the skin as a visible identifier of a person as a criminal or slave; a brand.
  3. A spot on the skin, esp. one that bleeds as the result of certain nervous tensions
An infectious or contaminating trace; infection, decay, etc.
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  1. An infectious or contaminating trace; infection, decay, etc.
  2. A trace of corruption, disgrace, evil, etc.
  3. An undesirable or corrupting influence or association:
The condition of being disgraced or made less estimable:
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  1. The condition of being disgraced or made less estimable:
  2. A stain; blemish
  3. The condition of being tarnished:
(Archaic) A taint; disgrace
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  1. (Archaic) A taint; disgrace
  2. A disgrace; a stigma.
  3. (Obs.) A touch or hit in tilting
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