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bypass

or by-pass

[ bahy-pas, -pahs ]
/ 藞ba瑟藢p忙s, -藢p蓱s /
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noun
a road enabling motorists to avoid a city or other heavy traffic points or to drive around an obstruction.
a secondary pipe or other channel connected with a main passage, as for conducting a liquid or gas around a fixture, pipe, or appliance.
Electricity. shunt (def. 9).
a surgical procedure in which a diseased or obstructed hollow organ is temporarily or permanently circumvented.Compare coronary bypass, gastric bypass, heart-lung machine, intestinal bypass.
verb (used with object), by路passed or (Rare) by路past; by路passed or by路past; by路pass路ing.
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Origin of bypass

1840鈥50; apparently back formation from by-passage;see by (adj.), passage1

OTHER WORDS FROM bypass

bypasser, by-passer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bypass

bypass
/ (藞ba瑟藢p蓱藧s) /

noun
verb -passes, -passing, -passed or -past (tr)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for bypass

bypass
[ b墨p膬s鈥 ]

A passage created surgically to divert the flow of blood or other bodily fluid or to circumvent an obstructed or diseased organ.
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