adjective see putty I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • puttylike — adjective Resembling putty or some aspect of it …   Wiktionary

  • fracture — fracturable, adj. fractural, adj. fracturer, n. /frak cheuhr/, n., v., fractured, fracturing. n. 1. the breaking of a bone, cartilage, or the like, or the resulting condition. Cf. comminuted fracture, complete fracture, compound fracture,… …   Universalium

  • caulk — [kôk] vt. [ME cauken, to tread < OFr cauquer < L calcare < calx, a heel: see CALCAR] 1. to stop up (the cracks, seams, etc.) of (a window frame, boat, etc.) as with a puttylike sealant or oakum 2. to make (a joint of overlapping plates)… …   English World dictionary

  • putty — I. noun (plural putties) Etymology: French potée potter s glaze, literally, potful, from Old French, from pot pot more at pottage Date: circa 1706 1. a. a doughlike material typically made of whiting and linseed oil that is used especially to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Silly Putty — Silly Puddy redirects here. For the song by Zion I, see Mind Over Matter (Zion I album). Silly Putty drooping through a hole …   Wikipedia

  • plastic explosive — a puttylike substance that contains an explosive charge, and is detonated by fuse or by remote control: used esp. by terrorists and in guerrilla warfare. Also called plastique. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • materials processing —       the series of operations that transforms industrial materials from a raw material state into finished parts or products. Industrial materials are defined as those used in the manufacture of “hard” goods, such as more or less durable… …   Universalium

  • fecal impaction — a collection of puttylike or hardened feces in the rectum or sigmoid colon …   Medical dictionary

  • bomb — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. [bomb]shell; slang, flop (See failure). See arms. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. weapon, missile, high explosive, charge, bombshell, grenade; see also explosive , mine 2 , nuclear bomb , shell 2 . Types of… …   English dictionary for students

  • plastique —    (plah STEEK) [French] A puttylike explosive substance that can be shaped by hand, used in guerrilla warfare and by terrorists …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

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