A substance that prevents the absorption of a poison.
Why Did “Noon” Used To Mean 3:00? To most, the word noon signifies a specific time of day–namely, 12:00 midday, a.k.a. “lunchtime.” The counterweight to 12:00 midnight. But, surprisingly, the term noon wasn’t always shorthand for midday at 12:00; in fact, it used to refer to a different time of day altogether. First, some essential background. Clocks and watches are relatively new inventions. Though some timekeeping devices, like sundials and water clocks, …
Deep State And Other Trending Words On Dictionary.comTurpitude, venality, and demagogue When former CIA Director John Brennan weighed in on the firing of former Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe, he likely expected to make waves. But did he know he’d send searches for his word choices skyrocketing on Dictionary.com? The director’s tweet, issued in response to President Donald Trump, represents the biggest spike in searches on Dictionary.com this week! If …
- mechanic's lien,
- mechanical advantage,
- mechanical alternation,
- mechanical bank,
- mechanical drawing,
- mechanical dysmenorrhea,
- mechanical engineering,
- mechanical equivalent of heat
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