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bulbous herb of southern Europe widely naturalized; bulb breaks up into separate strong-flavored cloves Allium sativum , garlic
cricket ball bowled as if to break one way that actually breaks in the opposite way bosie , bosie ball , googly , wrong 'un
consistency of something that breaks under pressure breakableness
wave that crests or breaks into foam breaker , comber , roller
degree of tension or stress at which something breaks breaking point
(psychology) stress at which a person breaks down or a situation becomes crucial breaking point
cowboy who breaks broncos to the saddle bronco buster
person who breaks horses broncobuster , buster
person (or thing) that breaks up or overpowers something buster
burglar who unlawfully breaks into and enters another person's house cat burglar , housebreaker
genus of black-spotted agarics in which the cap breaks down at maturity into an inky fluid; sometimes placed in its own family Coprinaceae Coprinus , genus Coprinus
thief who breaks open safes to steal valuable contents cracksman , safebreaker , safecracker
form of anthrax infection that begins as papule that becomes a vesicle and breaks with a discharge of toxins; symptoms of septicemia are severe with vomiting and high fever and profuse sweating; the infection is often fatal cutaneous anthrax , malignant pustule
programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism cyber-terrorist , cyberpunk , hacker
emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum eruption
process of exuding; the slow escape of liquids from blood vessels through pores or breaks in the cell membranes exudation , transudation
metabolic process that breaks down ingested fats into fatty acids and glycerol and then into simpler compounds that can be used by cells of the body fat metabolism
move that breaks a rule, esp. in sports foul
metabolic process that breaks down carbohydrates and sugars through a series of reactions to either pyruvic acid or lactic acid and release energy for the body in the form of ATP glycolysis
metamorphism that occurs at or near the earth's surface; breaks down complex minerals into simpler ones katamorphism
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