/ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪt/ verb [with object] Give strength or energy to. Origin Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin invigorat- ‘made strong’, from the verb invigorare, from in- […] Read More


/ˌɛpɪˈzəʊɒn/ (No, it does not rhyme with “toon”) noun Plural epizoa Zoology An animal that lives on the body of another animal, especially as a […] Read More


/riːˈɪntɪɡreɪt/ verb [with object] 1 Restore (elements regarded as disparate) to unity. 1.1 Integrate (someone) back into society.========== Humans have a perverse resistance to attempts […] Read More


(US hemostat) /ˈhiːməstat/ noun Medicine An instrument for preventing blood flow by compression of a blood vessel. ========== Susan recounted the hemostats for a fifth […] Read More


/ʌltɪˈmeɪtəm/ noun Plural ultimatums, Plural ultimata A final demand or statement of terms, the rejection of which will result in retaliation or a breakdown in […] Read More


/mɪˈlɪzmə/ noun Plural melismas, Plural melismata Music A group of notes sung to one syllable of text. Origin Late 19th century: from Greek, literally ‘melody’. […] Read More


/saʊˈdɑːdə/ noun mass noun (especially with reference to songs or poetry) a feeling of longing, melancholy, or nostalgia that is supposedly characteristic of the Portuguese […] Read More


/ˈtruːθɪnəs/ noun mass noun informal The quality of seeming or being felt to be true, even if not necessarily true. Origin Early 19th century (in […] Read More


/ˈtʌɪməs/ adjective Scottish In good time; sufficiently early.========== Ensure you have mailed your Valentine’s Day wishes in a timeous manner. ===== Making 3D designs occupies […] Read More


/əˈriːtə/ noun mass noun A type of Japanese porcelain characterized by asymmetric decoration. Origin Late 19th century: named after Arita, a town in Japan, where […] Read More