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EXAMPLES

Here are some examples of the kinds of definitions you’ll find on this page.

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Subject:

sticky lava that does not flow far

Subject:

facing away from the stem (the lower surface of a leaf).

a shortened form of a word, e.g. Mr for Mister, st for street, Prof. ...

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non-living.

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when a river overflows its banks

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