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torpedo

[ tawr-pee-doh ]
/ t蓴r藞pi do蕣 /
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noun, plural tor路pe路does.
verb (used with object), tor路pe路doed, tor路pe路do路ing.
verb (used without object), tor路pe路doed, tor路pe路do路ing.
to attack, damage, or sink a ship with torpedoes.
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Origin of torpedo

1510鈥20; <Latin torp膿d艒 numbness, torpidity, electric ray, equivalent to torp膿(re) to be stiff (see torpid1) + -d艒 noun suffix

regional variations of torpedo

8. See hero sandwich.

OTHER WORDS FROM torpedo

tor路pe路do路like, adjectiveun路tor路pe路doed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for torpedo

torpedo
/ (t蓴藧藞pi藧d蓹蕣) /

noun plural -does
verb -does, -doing or -doed (tr)
to hit (a ship, etc) with one or a number of torpedoes
to render ineffective; destroy or wreckto torpedo the administration's plan

Derived forms of torpedo

torpedo-like, adjective

Word Origin for torpedo

C16: from Latin: crampfish (whose electric discharges can cause numbness), from torp膿re to be inactive; see torpid
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