stear-

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variant of stearo- before a vowel: stearate.

Nearby words

  1. steamroller,
  2. steamship,
  3. steamtight,
  4. steamy,
  5. steapsin,
  6. stearate,
  7. stearic,
  8. stearic acid,
  9. stearin,
  10. stearine

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Examples from the Web for stear

  • "Our boat's rudder is gone, but we can stear with an oar," he said, in a weak-quavering voice—the thin high-pitched treble of age.

  • Great caution and much attention is required to Stear Clear of all those dificuelties in this low State of the water.

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