funnel-like

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funnel (ˈfʌnəl)
 
n
1.  a hollow utensil with a wide mouth tapering to a small hole, used for pouring liquids, powders, etc, into a narrow-necked vessel
2.  something resembling this in shape or function
3.  a smokestack for smoke and exhaust gases, as on a steamship or steam locomotive
4.  a shaft or tube, as in a building, for ventilation
 
vb , -nels, nelling, -nelled, -nels, -neling, -neled
5.  to move or cause to move or pour through or as if through a funnel
6.  to concentrate or focus or be concentrated or focused in a particular direction: they funnelled their attention on the problem
7.  (intr) to take on a funnel-like shape
 
[C15: from Old Provençal fonilh, ultimately from Latin infundibulum funnel, hopper (in a mill), from infundere to pour in]
 
'funnel-like
 
adj

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