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spatter, spattered, spattering, spatters.verbs
transitive verb use.to scatter a liquid in drops or small splashes;  to spot, splash or soil; to sully the reputation of; defame
intransitive verb use.to come forth in drops or small splashes (hot grease spattered in all directions from the frying pan)
spatter.noun,.plural.spatters
the act of spattering; the condition of being spattered; a spattering sound (I heard spatters of rain on the window); a small amount; a smattering (just a spatter of praise)

splat.noun,.plural.splats
a smacking or splashing noise
splat.adverb
with a smacking or splashing noise (landed splat on the floor)
splatter, splattered, splattering, splatters.verbs
transitive verb use.to spatter something, especially to soil with splashes of liquid
intransitive verb use.to spatter, especially to move or fall so as to cause splashes
splatter.noun,.plural.splatters
a splash of liquid (splat is used to describe the sound of something hitting a surface with a lot of force (the pumpkin fell off the third story balcony and landed splat on the sidewalk; the rain splattered against the windows; a mud splattered white shirt)

splash, splashed, splashing, splashes.verbs
transitive verb use.to cause.something to scatter.fluid (splashed their hands in the water); to apply patches or spots of a contrasting, usually bright, color to (a splach of color brightened up the room); to display or publicize very noticeably (their engagement was splashed all over the tabloids)
intransitive verb use.to cause a fluid to scatter in flying masses (splashed about in the swimming pool; we splashed through the waves; to move, spill or fly about in scattered masses (whipped cream splashed onto the counter); if a magazine or newspaper splashes a story, it prints it in such a way that it is very noticeable (the newspapers splashed the story all over their front pages); if you make a splash, you become noticed or become popular because of something that you have done
splash.noun,.plural.splashes
the act or sound of splashing (went for a splash in the lake; heard the splash of the fish); a small amount, especially of a fluid (a splash of liqueur on the cake); a splash is the sound made when something hits water or falls into it (there was a splash and her cell phone fell clumsily into the water); a splash of a liquid is a small quantity of it that falls on something or is added to something (wallcoverings and floors should be able to withstand steam and splashes); a splash of color is an area of a bright color which contrasts strongly with the colors around it (Anne has left the walls white, but added splashes of color with the tablecloth and the painting)
splasher.noun,.plural.splashers
if a liquid splashes, it hits or falls on something and makes a noise (the ocean splashed against the pier); if you splash about or splash around in water, you hit or disturb the water in a noisy way, causing some of it to fly up into the air (a lot of people were in the water, swimming or simply splashing about); if you splash a liquid somewhere or if it splashes, it hits someone or something and scatters in a lot of small drops (he closed his eyes tight and splashed the water on his face; a little wave, the first of many, splashed in my face; beer was splashed on the carpet; out walking, trucks rumbled past, splashing us with filthy water from the potholes in the road)

sodomite.noun,.plural.sodomites
one who engages in sodomy; an ancient.temple.male.prostitute
sodomy.noun,.plural.sodomies
sodomy is anal.sexual.intercourse; anal.copulation of one male with another
sodomize, sodomized, sodomizing, sodomizes.transitive verbs
to subject to an act of sodomy, especially.forcibly

sigmoid flexure.noun,.plural.sigmoid flexures
an S-shaped section of the colon between the descending section and the rectum; also called sigmoid colon

small intestine.noun,.plural.small intestines
the narrow, winding, upper part of the intestine where digestion is completed and nutrients are absorbed by the blood; it extends from the pylorus to the cecum and consists of the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum

salve.noun,.plural.salves
something that soothes or heals; a balm; salve is an oily substance that is put on sore skin or a wound to help it heal (a soothing salve for sore, dry lips)
salve, salved, salving, salves.transitive verbs
to soothe or heal with or as if with salve; to ease the distress or agitation of; assuage (not only did apologizing heal the rift in the relationship but it also salved my conscience)

soft drink.noun,.plural.soft drinks
a soft drink is a commercially prepared highly sugared and artificially flavored (often with coal tar) non-alcoholic drink with various added chemicals (always check the label and learn about the chemicals as many are inimical to a body's ongoing best health) such as colas and some fizzy drinks often sold in bottles or cans

stem cell.noun,.plural.stem cells
an unspecialized.cell that gives rise to a specific.specialized cell, such as a blood cell; a stem cell is a type of cell that can produce other cells which are able to develop into any kind of cell in the body; they are a special type of cell in the body that can divide in order to form other types of cells that have particular.qualities or purposes

swish, swishes, swished, swishing, swished.verbs
if something swishes or if you swish it, it moves quickly through the air, making a soft sound (a car swished by heading for the coast; he swished his cape around his shoulders; he heard a swishing sound)
swish.noun
(she turned with a swish of her skirt)
swisher.noun,.plural.swishers
swish, swishier, swishest, swishiest, swishy.adjectives
producing a swishing sound; fashionable ("a swish pastry shop on the Rue du Bac"....Julia Child)

son-in-law.noun,.plural.sons-in-law
someone's son-in-law is the husband of their daughter

shield.noun,.plural.shields
a broad piece of armor made of rigid.material and strapped to the arm or carried in the hand for protection against hurled or thrusting weapons; a person or thing that provides protection; a protective device or structure, as the rock wall on the beach was a shield from the waves (an unbrella shields you from the rain); in electronics, a structure or arrangement of metal plates or mesh designed to protect a piece of electronic equipment from electrostatic or magnetic.interference; something that resembles a shield as an escutcheon; a decorative.emblem that often serves to identify an organization or a government (a police officer's badge); in geology, a large lowland area whose bedrock consists of igneous and metamorphic rocks that are usually Precambrian in age (the Canadian Shield)
shield, shielded, shielding, shields.verbs
transitive verb use.to protect or defend with or as if with a shield; to guard; to cover up; conceal
intransitive verb use.to act or serve as a shield or safeguard
shielder.noun,.plural.shielders

serotype.noun,.plural.serotypes
a group of closely related microorganisms, organisms or cells.distinguished by a characteristic.set of antigens as determined by serologic testing; the set of antigens characteristic of such a common group
serotype, serotyped, serotyping, serotypes.transitive verbs
to classify.according to serotype; assign to a particular serotype

serology.noun,.plural.serologies
the science that deals with the properties and reactions of serums, especially blood serum; the characteristics of a disease or an organism shown by study of blood serums (the serology of poisoning by vaccinations)
serologic.or.serological.adjective
serologically.adverb
serologist.noun,.plural.serologists

smallpox.noun
an acute, highly infectious, sometimes fatal.disease.caused by what's been thought to be a poxvirus and characterized by high fever and aches with subsequent widespread eruption of pimples that blister, produce pus and form.pockmarks; also called variola

scot-free.adverb
without incurring any penalty or punishment (came away from the incident scot-free thanks to the government taking up the liability of the vaccine manufacturers); without having to pay (got away from the restaurant scot-free)
scot-free.adjective
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