Part of speech:
(Now Rare) To stand out conspicuously
To the full extent; completely.
(Anatomy) Filled with cavities or hollow areas; porous.
Spreading or expanded:
A splitting open, as of a pod or anther, along definite structural lines
(Informal) To take place or happen; proceed:
When you see others yawning, the mirror neurons in the brain can cause the mirroring effect causing the neurons to fire up, leading to the yawning reaction.
Deep and wide open:
To split open along definite structural lines, as the seedpods of legumes, lilies, etc. do
(Anatomy) The vertebrate organ of sight, composed of a pair of fluid-filled spherical structures that occupy the orbits of the skull. Incoming light is refracted by the cornea of the eye and transmitted through the pupil to the lens, which focuses the image onto the retina.
To stare stupidly, like a gawk
To look intently and steadily; stare, as in wonder or expectancy
To roll or bulge (the eyes).
To come in sight; to appear.
To look at things or gaze about in this way
To draw or bind together the edges of:
To come apart; open
To form (a word) with the mouth soundlessly
To admit or receive, as for consultation or a social visit:
To break or divide into separate parts
(Chemistry) To break into simpler molecules, often by means of heat or a catalyst.
To appear to be; seem
To turn about the vertical axis. Used of an aircraft, spacecraft, or projectile.
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