grow´a|ble


grow´a|ble

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  • spring´a|ble — spring «sprihng», verb, sprang or sprung, sprung, spring|ing, noun, adjective. –v.i. 1. to rise or move suddenly and lightly; leap or jump: »to spring to attention. I sprang to my feet. The dog sprang at the thief. He sprang to his sleigh, to his …   Useful english dictionary

  • tar´nish|a|ble — tar|nish «TAHR nihsh», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to dull the luster or brightness of: »Salt will tarnish silver. SYNONYM(S): blacken. 2. Figurative. to bring disgrace upon (a reputation, one s honor, or the like); sully; taint: »The expedition s… …   Useful english dictionary

  • i|ras´ci|ble|ness — i|ras|ci|ble «ih RAS uh buhl, y », adjective. 1. easily made angry; with a quick temper; irritable: »an irascible old man. SYNONYM(S): testy. See syn. under irritable. (Cf. ↑irritable) 2. showing anger: »an irascible reply …   Useful english dictionary

  • i|ras|ci|ble — «ih RAS uh buhl, y », adjective. 1. easily made angry; with a quick temper; irritable: »an irascible old man. SYNONYM(S): testy. See syn. under irritable. (Cf. ↑irritable) 2. showing anger: »an irascible reply …   Useful english dictionary

  • ar|gu|a|ble — «AHR gyu uh buhl», adjective. capable of being argued; open to argument; debatable: »The point is arguable, but as demands on the school budgets increase, the role of the Federal government will…grow greater (Newsweek). –ar´gu|a|bly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

  • aug|ment´a|ble — aug|ment «verb. g MEHNT; noun. G mehnt», verb, noun. –v.t. 1. to make greater in size, number, amount, or degree; enlarge: »The king augmented his power by taking over rights that had belonged to the nobles. SYNONYM(S): amplify, swell. See syn.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cher´ish|a|ble — cher|ish «CHEHR ihsh», transitive verb. 1. to hold dear; treat with tenderness; aid or protect: »A mother cherishes her baby. Cherish those hearts that hate thee (Shakespeare). 2. Figurative. to keep in the mind; cling to: »The old woman… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dou|ble-end|ed — «DUHB uhl EHN dihd», adjective. identical or very similar at both ends: »a double ended walking stick. They grow a double ended coconut (Time) …   Useful english dictionary

  • heal´a|ble — heal «heel», transitive verb. 1. to make whole, sound, or well; bring back to health; cure: »The medicine and rest will soon heal your wound. Physician, heal thyself (Luke 4:23). SYNONYM(S): See syn. under cure. (Cf. ↑cure) 2. F …   Useful english dictionary

  • Growable — Grow a*ble, a. Capable of growth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English