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To put in order; arrange in an orderly way:
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  1. To put in order; arrange in an orderly way:
  2. To arrange or prepared for (an activity or event):
  3. To establish as an organization:
To form into a system; arrange according to a system; make systematic
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  1. To form into a system; arrange according to a system; make systematic
  2. To put into a system; arrange according to a plan or scheme:
  3. To arrange into a systematic order.
Condition or state in general:
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  1. Condition or state in general:
  2. A style of building:
  3. A sequence or arrangement of successive things:
A collection of things that have been arranged:
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  1. A collection of things that have been arranged:
  2. A collection of things that have been arranged.
  3. Something made by arranging parts in a particular way
The combination of circumstances at any given time
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  1. The combination of circumstances at any given time
  2. A position of employment; a post:
  3. Position or status with regard to conditions and circumstances:
To criticize severely:
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  1. To criticize severely:
  2. To defeat decisively:
  3. (Informal) To defeat soundly
To win victory over; overcome; beat
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  1. To win victory over; overcome; beat
  2. To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
  3. To dishearten or dispirit:
To join or combine for a common purpose; form a club.
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  1. To join or combine for a common purpose; form a club.
  2. To strike or beat with a club or similar implement.
  3. To beat or strike as with a club
To adapt:
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  1. To adapt:
  2. To place in a specified location; set:
  3. (Sports) To hurl with an overhand pushing motion:
To put (money) in a bank or financial account.
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  1. To put (money) in a bank or financial account.
  2. To put or set down; place.
  3. To put, lay, or set down
To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
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  1. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
  2. To put or affix (one's signature, seal, etc.) to a document
  3. To put in a mounting; mount:
To put into a specific order or relation; dispose:
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  1. To put into a specific order or relation; dispose:
  2. To come to an agreement:
  3. To plan or prepare for:
To bring into being; give rise to:
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  1. To bring into being; give rise to:
  2. To produce (offspring); beget; procreate
  3. To produce as a result of a chemical or physical process:
To give as partial payment or security.
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  1. To give as partial payment or security.
  2. To cause (sand, sediment, etc.) to settle or form by a natural process
  3. An accumulation or layer of solid material, either consolidated or unconsolidated, left or laid down by a natural process. Deposits include sediments left by water, wind, ice, gravity, volcanic activity, or other agents. A layer of coal formed over many years through the decomposition of plant material is also a deposit.
To produce a return for effort or investment:
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  1. To produce a return for effort or investment:
  2. To produce or bear
  3. To produce
To treat with, or expose to the action of, steam; cook, soften, remove, open, etc. by using steam
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  1. To treat with, or expose to the action of, steam; cook, soften, remove, open, etc. by using steam
  2. To expose to steam, as in cooking.
  3. To generate steam
To remove (a crease or creases) with an iron.
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  1. To remove (a crease or creases) with an iron.
  2. (Idiomatic) To resolve (a dispute); to solve (a problem).
To manipulate dishonestly for personal gain; rig:
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  1. To manipulate dishonestly for personal gain; rig:
  2. To play cards, etc. for stakes; gamble
  3. To play computer or video games
  1. Bet
  2. To make a bet.
  3. To risk or stake (an amount or possession) on an uncertain outcome; bet.
To feel certain about something.
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  1. To feel certain about something.
  2. To offer a bet in which one stands more to lose than the opponent; or a bet in some other way favourable to the opponent.
(Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
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  1. (Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
  2. To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive:
  3. To work out or create (something) by thinking; contrive; plan; invent
To contrive something using skill or ingenuity
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  1. To contrive something using skill or ingenuity
  2. To prepare something by mixing various ingredients, especially to prepare food for cooking
  3. To devise, using skill and intelligence; contrive:
To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
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  1. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
  2. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
  3. To create designs.
To disappear below the horizon:
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  1. To disappear below the horizon:
  2. To diminish or decline; wane:
  3. (Botany) To produce, as after pollination:
To repose (confidence, trust, hope, etc.) in a person or thing
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  1. To repose (confidence, trust, hope, etc.) in a person or thing
  2. To put into a particular condition:
  3. To put in or as if in a particular place or position; set.
To urge or force to an action:
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  1. To urge or force to an action:
  2. To estimate:
  3. To cause to be in a certain position or place; place; set
To put (a part of a device) in position to work
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  1. To put (a part of a device) in position to work
  2. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
  3. To put in the proper or designated place
(Informal) To put blame or responsibility on; burden:
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  1. (Informal) To put blame or responsibility on; burden:
  2. To set with piercing objects
  3. (Informal) To place; put; set
To put (a dead body) into the earth, a tomb, or the sea, usually in a ceremonial manner; inter
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  1. To put (a dead body) into the earth, a tomb, or the sea, usually in a ceremonial manner; inter
  2. To place so as to conceal; hide or obscure:
  3. To occupy (oneself) with deep concentration; absorb:
To place in a tomb or grave; bury
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  1. To place in a tomb or grave; bury
  2. To serve as a tomb for.
  3. To be a tomb for
To place in a grave; bury.
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  1. To place in a grave; bury.
  2. To bury (a dead body); inter
A prefix meaning “between” or “among,” as in interplanetary, located between planets.
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  1. A prefix meaning “between” or “among,” as in interplanetary, located between planets.
  2. To place in a grave or tomb; bury.
  3. To put (a dead body) into a grave or tomb; bury
To attribute; credit
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  1. To attribute; credit
  2. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
  3. To ascribe; attribute; credit with.
To assign (something) to a supposed cause; impute; attribute
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  1. To assign (something) to a supposed cause; impute; attribute
  2. To regard as belonging to or produced by a specified agent, place, or time:
  3. To regard as arising from a specified cause or source:
(Computing, programming) To give (a value) to a variable.
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  1. (Computing, programming) To give (a value) to a variable.
  2. To give out as a task; allot:
  3. To transfer one’s duty, interest, or right to another, especially regarding property or under a contract, so that the transferee has the same duty, interest, or right as the transferor had. See also assignment and delegate.
To set down or think of as belonging to, produced by, resulting from, or originating in; assign or ascribe (to)
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  1. To set down or think of as belonging to, produced by, resulting from, or originating in; assign or ascribe (to)
  2. To regard (a work, for example) as belonging to or produced by a specified agent, place, or time:
  3. To regard as arising from a particular cause or source; ascribe:
To record as a debt against a person's name or account
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  1. To record as a debt against a person's name or account
  2. To excite; rouse:
  3. To pay for by using credit, usually by presenting a credit card
To give credit in a bank account, charge account, etc.
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  1. To give credit in a bank account, charge account, etc.
  2. To give credit to or deserved commendation for
  3. (Educ.) To enter a credit or credits on the record of (a student)
(Theol.) To ascribe (the goodness or guilt of one person) to another as well
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  1. (Theol.) To ascribe (the goodness or guilt of one person) to another as well
  2. To relate (something, usually something bad) to a particular cause or source; place the fault or responsibility for:
  3. To assign as a characteristic; credit:
To direct to a source for help or information:
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  1. To direct to a source for help or information:
  2. To assign or attribute to; regard as originated by.
  3. To turn one's attention, as in seeking information:
To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
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  1. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
  2. To diminish or decline; wane:
  3. (--- Nautical) To spread open to the wind:
To cause to become widely seen or known; scatter or disseminate:
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  1. To cause to become widely seen or known; scatter or disseminate:
  2. To be extended or enlarged:
  3. To set (a table) for a meal
To make a blueprint for.
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  1. To make a blueprint for.
  2. To make a detailed operational plan for.
  3. To lay a plan for.
To choose actors for (a play, for example).
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  1. To choose actors for (a play, for example).
  2. To form (molten metal, plastic, etc.) into a particular shape by pouring or pressing into a mold
  3. To deliberate; plan
To be ranked on a chart of best-selling items:
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  1. To be ranked on a chart of best-selling items:
  2. To plot (a course) on, or by reference to, a chart or charts
  3. To plan (a course of action)
To cause to begin life
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  1. To cause to begin life
  2. To cause an offspring to begin life
  3. To begin or originate in a specific way:
To plan with evil intent; scheme:
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  1. To plan with evil intent; scheme:
  2. To project, cast, or set forth, as in a projection of light.
  3. To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to plan; to scheme; to plot.
To plan and carry out, esp. by artistic arrangement or in a skillful way
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  1. To plan and carry out, esp. by artistic arrangement or in a skillful way
  2. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
  3. To plan to do; purpose; intend
To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive:
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  1. To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive:
  2. (Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
  3. To work out or create (something) by thinking; contrive; plan; invent
To work out or form in one's mind; devise, develop, contrive, etc.
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  1. To work out or form in one's mind; devise, develop, contrive, etc.
  2. To reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or expression.
  3. To express (a theory, plan, etc.) in a systematic way
To prearrange (a contest) so as to ensure a desired fraudulent outcome; fix:
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  1. To prearrange (a contest) so as to ensure a desired fraudulent outcome; fix:
  2. To shape, fashion, or form, usually according to a pattern; design
  3. To conceive or design:
To devise a scheme for doing, making, or arranging
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  1. To devise a scheme for doing, making, or arranging
  2. To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
  3. To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of:
To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
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  1. To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
  2. To send out into space; cast:
  3. To propose (an act or plan of action)
To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.
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  1. To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.
  2. To plan in a deceitful way; plot
  3. To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot:
To formulate a strategy.
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  1. To formulate a strategy.
  2. To plan a strategy or strategies
  1. To smooth.
  2. (Intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see work,"Ž out.
  3. (Intransitive) To habitually exercise rigorously, especially by lifting weights, in order to increase strength or muscle mass or maintain fitness.
To compile or offer, generally in the context of introducing evidence at trial. To compile or offer, generally in the context of introducing evidence at trial.
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  1. To compile or offer, generally in the context of introducing evidence at trial. To compile or offer, generally in the context of introducing evidence at trial.
  2. To cite as an example or means of proof in an argument.
(--- Law) To refer to (a previous court decision or other legal precedent), as when arguing a case.
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  1. (--- Law) To refer to (a previous court decision or other legal precedent), as when arguing a case.
  2. To quote or refer to (a book or author, for example) as an authority or example in making an argument.
  3. To make reference to a previous court decision. Often used with to:
To represent or depict in a certain manner:
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  1. To represent or depict in a certain manner:
  2. To attach to (a pathologic antigen, such as a virus or bacterium) in order to allow the antigen to be recognized and destroyed by T cells. Used of certain immune cells, such as macrophages.
  3. To appear or be felt first during birth. Used of the part of the fetus that proceeds first through the birth canal.
To assert to be true; affirm:
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  1. To assert to be true; affirm:
  2. To assert positively, or declare; affirm; esp., to assert without proof
  3. To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation:
To risk (something) for potential gain.
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  1. To risk (something) for potential gain.
  2. To take a risk in the hope of gaining an advantage or a benefit.
  3. To put up as a stake in gambling; wager.
To put (a name) on a posted or published list
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  1. To put (a name) on a posted or published list
  2. After. After in time, order, or position; behind. See also ante. After. After in time, order, or position; behind. See also ante.
  3. To put up (a poster, notice, etc.) on (a wall, post, etc.); placard
To bring about; effect
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  1. To bring about; effect
  2. (Sports) To hurl with an overhand pushing motion:
  3. To take one's course; move; go (in, out, back, etc.)
To incur the risk of:
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  1. To incur the risk of:
  2. To expose to the chance of injury, damage, or loss; hazard
  3. To incur the risk of
To mark the location or limits of with stakes. Often used with out:
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  1. To mark the location or limits of with stakes. Often used with out:
  2. To establish (a claim) in this way
  3. To gamble or risk; hazard:
To proceed despite possible danger or risk:
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  1. To proceed despite possible danger or risk:
  2. To take a risk; dare.
  3. To do or go at some risk
  1. Bet
  2. To make a bet.
  3. To risk or stake (an amount or possession) on an uncertain outcome; bet.
(Informal) To urinate or defecate:
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  1. (Informal) To urinate or defecate:
  2. To put oneself
  3. To participate to (a given extent):
To stake (an amount, for example) in a bet.
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  1. To stake (an amount, for example) in a bet.
  2. To maintain confidently, as if making a bet:
  3. To make a bet with:
To take a risk in order to gain some advantage
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  1. To take a risk in order to gain some advantage
  2. To interact with equipment at a casino
  3. To play a game of chance for stakes.
To manipulate dishonestly for personal gain; rig:
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  1. To manipulate dishonestly for personal gain; rig:
  2. To play cards, etc. for stakes; gamble
  3. To play computer or video games
To enter or use (a player, etc.) in a game or contest
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  1. To enter or use (a player, etc.) in a game or contest
  2. To engage in a game for stakes; gamble
  3. To compete against in a game or sport:
To make a bet.
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  1. To make a bet.
  2. Bet
  3. To risk or stake (an amount or possession) on an uncertain outcome; bet.
To direct or propel an object toward a point:
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  1. To direct or propel an object toward a point:
  2. To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point:
  3. To point (a weapon) or direct (a blow, remark, etc.) so as to hit
To form (liquid metal, for example) into a particular shape by pouring into a mold.
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  1. To form (liquid metal, for example) into a particular shape by pouring into a mold.
  2. (Nautical) To turn (a ship); change to the opposite tack.
  3. To twist; turn; warp
To cause to move in a certain direction or toward a certain object; turn or point:
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  1. To cause to move in a certain direction or toward a certain object; turn or point:
  2. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
  3. To turn or point (a person or thing) toward an object or goal; aim; head
(Sports) To hit (a soccer ball) in the air with one's head.
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  1. (Sports) To hit (a soccer ball) in the air with one's head.
  2. To form a head, as lettuce or cabbage.
  3. To aim, point, or turn in a certain direction:
To knock to the ground; demolish; lay low
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  1. To knock to the ground; demolish; lay low
  2. So as to be level; so as to be flat, even, in line, etc.
  3. To bring persons or things to an equal level; equalize.
To extend the foot so as to bring (the toe) more nearly in line with the leg
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  1. To extend the foot so as to bring (the toe) more nearly in line with the leg
  2. To direct or aim:
  3. To give emphasis to; stress:
To restore to a proper and normal state when dislocated or broken:
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  1. To restore to a proper and normal state when dislocated or broken:
  2. To sink (the head of a nail) below, or level with, a surface
  3. To adjust (an instrument or device) to a specific point or calibration:
To give or undergo a course of training:
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  1. To give or undergo a course of training:
  2. To point or direct (a gun or camera, for example) at something.
  3. To subject to certain action, exercises, etc. in order to bring to a desired condition
To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
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  1. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
  2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
  3. To have a sensation of revolving or whirling, especially as a result of dizziness or giddiness:
To focus one's aim; to zoom in and center on something.
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  1. To focus one's aim; to zoom in and center on something.
Marked by contempt or irreverence for what is sacred.
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  1. Marked by contempt or irreverence for what is sacred.
  2. Nonreligious in subject matter, form, or use; secular:
  3. Not connected with religion or religious matters; secular
Of or relating to worldly things as distinguished from things relating to church and religion; not sacred or religious; temporal; worldly
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  1. Of or relating to worldly things as distinguished from things relating to church and religion; not sacred or religious; temporal; worldly
  2. Not relating to religion or to a religious body; nonreligious:
  3. Worldly rather than spiritual:
Of, relating to, or limited by time:
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  1. Of, relating to, or limited by time:
  2. Of or relating to the material world; worldly:
  3. Secular or lay; civil:
Of or limited to this world; temporal or secular
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  1. Of or limited to this world; temporal or secular
  2. Concerned with human or earthly matters, physical as opposed to spiritual.
  3. Concerned with secular rather than sacred matters.
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