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gravel

[ grav-uhl ]
/ 藞gr忙v 蓹l /
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noun
small stones and pebbles, or a mixture of these with sand.
Pathology.
  1. multiple small calculi formed in the kidneys.
  2. the disease characterized by such concretions.
verb (used with object), grav路eled, grav路el路ing or (especially British) grav路elled, grav路el路ling.
adjective
harsh and grating: a gravel voice.
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Origin of gravel

1250鈥1300; Middle English <Old French gravele, diminutive of grave sandy shore, perhaps <Celtic; cf. grave4, growan

OTHER WORDS FROM gravel

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH gravel

gavel, gravel , grovel
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How to use gravel in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for gravel

gravel
/ (藞伞r忙vl) /

noun
an unconsolidated mixture of rock fragments that is coarser than sand
geology a mixture of rock fragments with diameters in the range 4鈥76 mm
pathol small rough calculi in the kidneys or bladder
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr)
to cover with gravel
to confound or confuse
US informal to annoy or disturb

Derived forms of gravel

gravelish, adjective

Word Origin for gravel

C13: from Old French gravele, diminutive of grave gravel, perhaps of Celtic origin
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Medical definitions for gravel

gravel
[ gr膬v蓹l ]

n.
Sandlike concretions of uric acid, calcium oxalate, and mineral salts formed in the passages of the biliary and urinary tracts.
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