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Origin of bind

First recorded before 1000; Middle English binden (verb), Old English bindan; cognate with Old High German bintan, Old Norse binda, Gothic bindan, Sanskrit bandhati “(he) binds”

OTHER WORDS FROM bind

bind·a·ble, adjectivemis·bind, verb, mis·bound, mis·bind·ing.re·bind, verb, re·bound, re·bind·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bind

bind , bound
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How to use bind in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bind

bind
/ (baɪnd) /

verb binds, binding or bound
noun
See also bind over

Word Origin for bind

Old English bindan; related to Old Norse binda, Old High German bintan, Latin offendix band ², Sanskrit badhnāti he binds
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Scientific definitions for bind

bind
[ bīnd ]

To combine with, form a bond with, or be taken up by a chemical or chemical structure. An enzyme, for example, is structured in such a way as to be able to bind with its substrate.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bind

bind

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