Amphibolic
Amphibolic Am`phi*bol"ic ([a^]m`f[i^]*b[o^]l"[i^]c), a. 1. Of or pertaining to amphiboly; ambiguous; equivocal. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or resembling the mineral amphibole. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • amphibolic — /am feuh bol ik/, adj. equivocal; uncertain; changing; ambiguous. [1850 55; AMPHIBOL(Y) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • amphibolic — adj. relating to the mineral amphibole …   English contemporary dictionary

  • amphibolic — am·phi·bol·ic …   English syllables

  • amphibolic — I. /æmfəˈbɒlɪk/ (say amfuh bolik) adjective of or relating to amphibole. {amphibol(e) + ic} II. /æmfəˈbɒlɪk/ (say amfuh bolik) adjective equivocal; uncertain; changing; ambiguous. {amphibol(y) + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • amphibolic —   a. able to turn backwards or forwards, especially of joints and limbs; ambiguous; like amphibole …   Dictionary of difficult words

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