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  1. ultraviolet.
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  • I don't look at 'em as some people do; uv course they're a necessity—just as men are.

  • I kep' savin' uv it thinkin' I'd enjoy it all the more when I did hev it.

    Eben Holden

    Irving Bacheller

  • When he's only nine he's lost eggzac'ly one-tenth uv his dread o' dyin'.

    Eben Holden

    Irving Bacheller

  • Pop might uv come home an' I'd like to see ef he'd take notice to it.

    A Voice in the Wilderness

    Grace Livingston Hill

  • Well, I nussed her and I nussed all uv their chillun; that I did, sah.

British Dictionary definitions for uv


abbreviation for
  1. ultraviolet
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Word Origin and History for uv


abbreviation of ultraviolet, by 1928.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

uv in Medicine


([object Object])
  1. Psoralen and ultraviolet light; a treatment for psoriasis combining the oral administration of psoralen with subsequent exposure to long wavelength ultraviolet light.
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