[ kuh m-pak-shuh n, kom- ]
/ kəmˈpæk ʃən, kɒm- /
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Words nearby compaction
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Example sentences from the Web for compaction
This compaction in love will lead to a wealth of certitude in the possession of the truth.The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon|Alexander Maclaren
Each is drawing toward the other, but like glass in the mid-state between fusion and compaction a single sand will splinter it.Anima Poet|Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Scientific definitions for compaction
[ kəm-păk′shən ]
The process by which the porosity of a given form of sediment is decreased as a result of its mineral grains being squeezed together by the weight of overlying sediment or by mechanical means.
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