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waterfall

[waw-ter-fawl, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌfɔl, ˈwɒt ər-/
noun
1.
a steep fall or flow of water in a watercourse from a height, as over a precipice; cascade.
2.
a manner of arranging women's hair, as in long, loose waves.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English wætergefeall. See water, fall
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waterfall

/ˈwɔːtəˌfɔːl/
noun
1.
a cascade of falling water where there is a vertical or almost vertical step in a river
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Word Origin and History for water-fall

waterfall

n.

Old English wætergefeal; see water (n.1) + fall. Cf. German wasserfall, Old Norse vatnfall.

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water-fall in Medicine

waterfall wa·ter·fall (wô'tər-fôl')
n.
Blood flow in vascular beds where lateral pressure greatly exceeds venous pressure and tends to collapse vessels.

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