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annan associate degree in nursing
an nafudna desert in northern Saudi Arabia that is noted for its red sand and violent winds
an nefudna desert in northern Saudi Arabia that is noted for its red sand and violent winds
anana collection of anecdotes about a person or place
ananmother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu
anabantidaensmall freshwater spiny-finned fishes of Africa and southern Asia
anabaptismnbelief in: the primacy of the Bible; baptism of believers not infants; complete separation of church and state
anabaptistnadherent of Anabaptism
anabaptist denominationna Protestant sect denying infant baptism and baptising only believers
anabasnthe type genus of the family Anabantidae; small fish that resemble perch
anabas testudineusna small perch of India whose gills are modified to allow it to breathe air; has spiny pectoral fins that enable it to travel on land
anabaticaof an air current or wind; rising especially up a slope
anabiosisnsuspended animation in organisms during periods of extreme drought from which they revive when moisture returns
anabioticaof or related to the state of anabiosis
anabolicacharacterized by or promoting constructive metabolism
anabolicaof or related to the synthetic phase of metabolism
anabolic steroidnany of a group of synthetic steroid hormones used to stimulate muscle and bone growth; more than 100 have been developed and each requires a prescription to be used legally in the United States; sometimes used illicitly by athletes to increase their strength
anabolismnthe synthesis in living organisms of more complex substances (e.g., living tissue) from simpler ones together with the storage of energy
anabrusna genus of Tettigoniidae
anabrus simplexnlarge dark wingless cricket-like katydid of arid parts of western United States
anacanthininat least partially equivalent to the order Gadiformes in some classifications
anacardiaceaenthe cashew family; trees and shrubs and vines having resinous (sometimes poisonous) juice; includes cashew and mango and pistachio and poison ivy and sumac
anacardiumntype genus of the Anacardiaceae: cashew
anacardium occidentalentropical American evergreen tree bearing kidney-shaped nuts that are edible only when roasted
anachronicschronologically misplaced
anachronismnan artifact that belongs to another time
anachronismna person who seems to be displaced in time; who belongs to another age
anachronismnsomething located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
anachronisticschronologically misplaced
anachronisticallyrin an anachronistic manner
anachronousschronologically misplaced
anacin iiinan analgesic for mild pain; also used as an antipyretic; (Datril, Tylenol, Panadol, Phenaphen, Tempra, and Anacin III are trademarks of brands of acetaminophen tablets)
anaclinalaof valleys and rivers; progressing in a direction opposite to the dip in surrounding rock strata
anaclisisn(psychoanalysis) relationship marked by strong dependence on others; especially a libidinal attachment to e.g. a parental figure
anacliticaof or related to relationships that are characterized by the strong dependence of one person on another
anaclitic depressionnsevere and progressive depression in infants who lose their mother and do not get a suitable substitute
anacoluthianan abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another
anacoluthicaof or related to syntactic inconsistencies of the sort known as anacoluthons
anacoluthonnan abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another
anacondanlarge arboreal boa of tropical South America
anacyclusnSpanish pellitory
anacyclus pyrethrumnsmall Mediterranean plant containing a volatile oil once used to relieve toothache
anadama breadna yeast-raised bread made of white flour and cornmeal and molasses
anadenantheran2 species of tropical American shrubs or trees
anadenanthera colubrinanBrazilian shrub having twice-pinnate leaves and small spicate flowers followed by flat or irregularly torulose pods; sometimes placed in genus Piptadenia
anadiplosisnrepetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
anadromousamigrating from the sea to fresh water to spawn
anaemiana deficiency of red blood cells
anaemiana lack of vitality
anaemicarelating to anemia or suffering from anemia
anaemicslacking vigor or energy
anaerobenan organism (especially a bacterium) that does not require air or free oxygen to live
anaerobicaliving or active in the absence of free oxygen
anaerobicanot aerobic
anaerobic exercisenexercise that builds muscles through tension
anaerobioticaliving or active in the absence of free oxygen
anaesthesianloss of bodily sensation with or without loss of consciousness
anaestheticna drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
anaestheticscharacterized by insensibility
anaesthetic agentna drug that causes temporary loss of bodily sensations
anaesthetisevmake unconscious by means of anesthetic drugs
anaesthetisedsrendered insensible by means of anesthesia
anaesthetistna specialist who administers an anesthetic to a patient before he is treated
anaesthetizevmake unconscious by means of anesthetic drugs
anaesthetizedsrendered insensible by means of anesthesia
anagallisnchiefly Old World herbs
anagallis arvensisnherb with scarlet or white or purple blossoms that close at approach of rainy weather
anagallis tenellansmall creeping European herb having delicate pink flowers
anagastanmoth whose larvae are flour moths
anagasta kuehniellansmall moth whose larvae damage stored grain and flour
anaglyphnanything carved in low relief
anaglyphnmoving or still pictures in contrasting colors that appear three-dimensional when superimposed
anaglyphicarelated to anaglyphs or anaglyphy
anaglyphicalarelated to anaglyphs or anaglyphy
anaglyphynthe process of producing pictures in contrasting colors that appear three-dimensional when superimposed and viewed through spectacles with one red and one green lens
anaglypticarelated to anaglyphs or anaglyphy
anaglypticalarelated to anaglyphs or anaglyphy
anagnostna cleric in the minor orders of the Eastern Orthodox Church who reads the lessons aloud in the liturgy (analogous to the lector in the Roman Catholic Church)
anagogena mystical or allegorical interpretation (especially of Scripture)
anagogicabased on or exemplifying anagoge
anagogicalabased on or exemplifying anagoge
anagramna word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
anagramvread letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning
anagrammaticarelated to anagrams or containing or making an anagram
anagrammaticalarelated to anagrams or containing or making an anagram
anagrammatisevread letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning
anagrammatizevread letters out of order to discover a hidden meaning
anagramsna game whose object is to form words from a group of randomly chosen letters
anagyrisnvery small genus of shrubs of southern Europe having backward curving seed pods
anagyris foetidanshrub with trifoliate leaves and yellow flowers followed by backward curving seed pods; leaves foetid when crushed
anaheimna city in southern California (southeast of Los Angeles); site of Disneyland
analaa stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.
analaof or related to the anus
anal intercoursenintercourse via the anus, committed by a man with a man or woman
anal personalityn(psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal stage of development (usually as a consequence of toilet training)
anal phasen(psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned
anal retentiveaa stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.
anal retentive personalityn(psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal stage of development (usually as a consequence of toilet training)
anal sexnintercourse via the anus, committed by a man with a man or woman
anal sphincternthe sphincter muscle of the anus
anal stagen(psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned
analbuminemianan abnormally low level of albumin in the blood serum
analectana collection of excerpts from a literary work
analectsna collection of excerpts from a literary work
analepticna medication used as a stimulant to the central nervous system
analepticsstimulating the central nervous system
analgesianabsence of the sense of pain without loss of consciousness
analgesicna medicine used to relieve pain
analgesicscapable of relieving pain
analgeticscapable of relieving pain
analogaof a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
analognsomething having the property of being analogous to something else
analog clockna clock that displays the time of day by the position of hands on a dial
analog computerna computer that represents information by variable quantities (e.g., positions or voltages)
analog watchna watch that represents time by the position of hands on a dial
analog-digital converterndevice for converting analogue signals into digital signals
analogicalsexpressing, composed of, or based on an analogy
analogisevmake an analogy
analogistnsomeone who looks for analogies or who reasons by analogy
analogizevmake an analogy
analogousacorresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin
analogousssimilar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
analogouslyrin an analogous manner
analog-to-digital converterndevice for converting analogue signals into digital signals
analogueaof a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
analoguensomething having the property of being analogous to something else
analogue computerna computer that represents information by variable quantities (e.g., positions or voltages)
analogyndrawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
analogynan inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
analogynthe religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; language can point in the right direction but any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate
analphabetnan illiterate person who does not know the alphabet
analphabeticanot alphabetic
analphabeticarelating to or expressed by a writing system that is not alphabetic
analphabeticnan illiterate person who does not know the alphabet