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pomp

[pomp] /pɒmp/
noun
1.
stately or splendid display; splendor; magnificence.
2.
ostentatious or vain display, especially of dignity or importance.
3.
pomps, pompous displays, actions, or things:
The official was accompanied by all the pomps of his high position.
4.
Archaic. a stately or splendid procession; pageant.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Latin pompa display, parade, procession < Greek pompḗ orig., a sending, akin to pémpein to send
Related forms
pompless, adjective
Synonyms
1. See show.
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pomp

/pɒmp/
noun
1.
stately or magnificent display; ceremonial splendour
2.
vain display, esp of dignity or importance
3.
(obsolete) a procession or pageant
Word Origin
C14: from Old French pompe, from Latin pompa procession, from Greek pompē; related to Greek pompein to send
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pomp

n.

c.1300, from Old French pompe "pomp, magnificence" (13c.) and directly from Latin pompa "procession, pomp," from Greek pompe "solemn procession, display," literally "a sending," from pempein "to send." In Church Latin, used in deprecatory sense for "worldly display, vain show."

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more pompless in Medicine

POMP (pē'ō-ěm-pē')
n.
A drug used in cancer chemotherapy and composed of purinethol (6-mercaptopurine), Oncovin (vincristine sulfate), methotrexate, and prednisone.

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POMP

Purinethol, Oncovin, methotrexate, and prednisone
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