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unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit at one atmosphere pressure; equivalent to 251.997 calories B.Th.U. , British thermal unit , BTU
commercial leavening agent containing yeast cells; used to raise the dough in making bread and for fermenting beer or whiskey barm , yeast
performance to raise money for a charitable cause benefit
event to raise money benefit
certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal bond , bond certificate
bazaar at which books are sold or auctioned off in order to raise funds for a worthy cause bookfair , book fair
raise a child bring up
device to raise sunken ships caisson
unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure calorie , gram calorie , small calorie
unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure; used by nutritionists to characterize the energy-producing potential in food Calorie , kilocalorie , kilogram calorie , large calorie , nutritionist's calorie
raise trivial objections carp , cavil
game for children in which the players form a circle and join hands; they raise their hands to let a player inside the circle or lower their hands to bar a second player who is chasing the first cat and mouse , cat and rat
farm consisting of a large tract of land along with facilities needed to raise livestock (especially cattle) cattle farm , cattle ranch , ranch , spread
teasel with lilac flowers native to Old World but naturalized in North America; dried flower heads used to raise a nap on woolen cloth common teasel , Dipsacus fullonum
hinged pair of curved iron bars; used to raise heavy objects crampon , crampoon
raise up and unearth dredge
rise or raise above elevate
status, raise in elevate , exalt
raise in rank, status elevate , exalt , prefer , promote
ability to raise the working leg high in the air extension
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