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  • 121 Driving wheel — Driving Driv ing, a. 1. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm. [1913 Webster] 2. Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft. [1913 Webster] {Driving axle}, the axle of a driving wheel, as in a locomotive. {Driving… …

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  • 122 Fossilize — Fos sil*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fossilized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fossilizing}.] [Cf. F. fossiliser.] 1. To convert into a fossil; to petrify; as, to fossilize bones or wood. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to become antiquated, rigid, or fixed, as by… …

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  • 123 Fossilized — Fossilize Fos sil*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fossilized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fossilizing}.] [Cf. F. fossiliser.] 1. To convert into a fossil; to petrify; as, to fossilize bones or wood. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to become antiquated, rigid, or… …

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  • 124 Fossilizing — Fossilize Fos sil*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fossilized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fossilizing}.] [Cf. F. fossiliser.] 1. To convert into a fossil; to petrify; as, to fossilize bones or wood. [1913 Webster] 2. To cause to become antiquated, rigid, or… …

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  • 125 Impalsy — Im*pal sy, v. t. To palsy; to paralyze; to deaden. [R.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 126 k — Mute Mute, n. 1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically: (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from early life, is unable to use articulate language; a deaf mute. (b) A… …

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  • 127 Mortified — Mortify Mor ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mortified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mortifying}.] [OE. mortifien, F. mortifier, fr. L. mortificare; L. mors, mortis, death + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Mortal}, and { fy}.] 1. To destroy the organic texture… …

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  • 128 Mortify — Mor ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mortified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mortifying}.] [OE. mortifien, F. mortifier, fr. L. mortificare; L. mors, mortis, death + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Mortal}, and { fy}.] 1. To destroy the organic texture and vital …

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  • 129 Mortify — Mor ti*fy, v. i. 1. To lose vitality and organic structure, as flesh of a living body; to gangrene. [1913 Webster] 2. To practice penance from religious motives; to deaden desires by religious discipline. [1913 Webster] This makes him . . . give… …

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  • 130 Mortifying — Mortify Mor ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mortified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mortifying}.] [OE. mortifien, F. mortifier, fr. L. mortificare; L. mors, mortis, death + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Mortal}, and { fy}.] 1. To destroy the organic texture… …

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  • 131 Muffler — Muf fler, n. 1. Anything used in muffling; esp., a scarf for protecting the head and neck in cold weather; a tippet. [1913 Webster] Fortune is painted blind, with a muffler above her eyes. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mus.) A cushion for terminating… …

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  • 132 Mull — Mull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mulled} (m[u^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mulling}.] [From mulled, for mold, taken as a p. p.; OE. mold ale funeral ale or banquet. See {Mold} soil.] 1. To heat, sweeten, and enrich with spices; as, to mull wine. [1913… …

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  • 133 Mulled — Mull Mull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mulled} (m[u^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mulling}.] [From mulled, for mold, taken as a p. p.; OE. mold ale funeral ale or banquet. See {Mold} soil.] 1. To heat, sweeten, and enrich with spices; as, to mull wine. [1913… …

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  • 134 Mulling — Mull Mull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mulled} (m[u^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mulling}.] [From mulled, for mold, taken as a p. p.; OE. mold ale funeral ale or banquet. See {Mold} soil.] 1. To heat, sweeten, and enrich with spices; as, to mull wine. [1913… …

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  • 135 Mute — Mute, n. 1. One who does not speak, whether from physical inability, unwillingness, or other cause. Specifically: (a) One who, from deafness, either congenital or from early life, is unable to use articulate language; a deaf mute. (b) A person… …

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  • 136 Numb — Numb, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Numbed} (n[u^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Numbing} (n[u^]m [i^]ng).] To make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy. [1913 Webster] For lazy winter …

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  • 137 Numbed — Numb Numb, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Numbed} (n[u^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Numbing} (n[u^]m [i^]ng).] To make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy. [1913 Webster] For lazy… …

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  • 138 Numbing — Numb Numb, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Numbed} (n[u^]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Numbing} (n[u^]m [i^]ng).] To make numb; to deprive of the power of sensation or motion; to render senseless or inert; to deaden; to benumb; to stupefy. [1913 Webster] For lazy… …

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  • 139 Obtund — Ob*tund , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obtunded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obtunding}.] [L. obtundere, obtusum; ob (see {Ob }) + tundere to strike or beat. See {Stutter}.] To reduce the edge, pungency, or violent action of; to dull; to blunt; to deaden; to… …

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  • 140 Obtunded — Obtund Ob*tund , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Obtunded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Obtunding}.] [L. obtundere, obtusum; ob (see {Ob }) + tundere to strike or beat. See {Stutter}.] To reduce the edge, pungency, or violent action of; to dull; to blunt; to deaden;… …

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