Part of speech:
The therapeutic manipulation of body tissues by a trained practitioner, as by systematic stroking, kneading, or application of pressure, to effect a beneficial physiological response such as pain reduction or improved circulation.
Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
A brisk rubbing of the body, as in massage
To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
A throb or beat, as of the heart.
The act by which something is made smooth.
That which is buffed.
A force on objects or substances in contact with each other that resists motion of the objects or substances relative to each other. &diamf3; Static friction arises between two objects that are not in motion with respect to each other, as for example between a cement block and a wooden floor. It increases to counterbalance forces that would move the objects, up to a certain maximum level of force, at which point the objects will begin moving. It is measured as the maximum force the bodies will sustain before motion occurs. &diamf3; Kinetic friction arises between bodies that are in motion with respect to each other, as for example the force that works against sliding a cement block along a wooden floor. Between two hard surfaces, the kinetic friction is usually somewhat lower than the static friction, meaning that more force is required to set the objects in motion than to keep them in motion.
The definition of attrition means wearing down or wasting away, or the natural decline in the number of people working in an organization.
Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
A situation that requires a choice between options that are or seem equally unfavorable or unsatisfactory.
To remove the lumps from
To clean (wheat) before the milling process.
To rub against (an object) with a harsh, scraping sound
To feed or supply (cattle, sheep, etc.) with grass; to furnish pasture for.
The definition of knead is to work or massage something with your hands, such as to work dough to make bread.
To form (a passage or channel) by erosion.
To remove the outer layers from (grains of rice) by rotation in drums.
To create light with (a flashlight, lamp, torch, or similar).
(Intransitive) To shine forth; to brighten; to become smooth and glossy, as from swelling or filling out; hence, to grow large.
To be a buffer
The definition of a brush is a tool with bristles on a handle, the process of using such a tool or the act of lightly sweeping something.
To prepare with curry powder
(Audio, video) To maneuver the play position on a media editing system by using a scroll bar.
To use a swab on something, or clean something with a swab.
To remove (data) from a computer storage device
To become worn or sore from rubbing or friction:
To remove (dirt, impurities, etc.) in making clean
To apply paint to (a surface) with hasty or crude strokes.
To serve as a surface to be coated with paint:
To spread or daub (a surface, for example) with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
To draw out so as to display more fully; open or stretch out so as to cover more space; unfold or unfurl
To provide or cover with a coat
To apply oil, ointment, or a similar substance to.
To spread or smear in large amounts:
An answer is defined as something that is similar or a close copy.
A method or process of dealing with a problem:
Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies:
A facility; a knack:
Something that is difficult, as a hard problem or an obstacle or objection
A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
(Archaic) To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
To touch or stroke in an affectionate or loving manner.
(Archaic) To frighten
To restore to attractive or serviceable condition; renovate.
Glaze is defined as to put glass in a window, or to put on a glossy finish.
To apply a gloss to:
To instill through repetitive teaching.
To overcome (an obstacle)
The definition of irritate is to aggravate or annoy, or to cause itchiness, inflammation or discomfort in or on the body.
(Literally) Of the nettle plant and similar physical causes, to sting causing a rash in someone.
To catch or grab quickly
To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
Anything that gives happiness or prevents misfortune; special benefit or favor
To remove or invalidate by or as if by running a line through or wiping clean.
To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; generally with out.
To bring into contact, causing electrical interference
To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
To efface is defined as to make yourself inconspicuous or hidden from attention, or to erase something or consciously forget something.
To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
(Sports) To withdraw (an entry) from a contest, specif. from a horse race
To affect by a sudden impression or impulse.
Undo is defined as to release, reverse or put an end to.
A symbol for the word cross. Used in combination, as in Xing for crossing or motoX for motocross.
To make an office, position, place, etc. vacant
To remain in the same place or position; stay
A limited train or bus.
The definition of a hang-up is a slang term for the source of a person's emotional or personal problem.
To have a desire to scratch.
An instance of brushing.
(Printing) To delete or omit
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