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sand

 
 
pronunciation:
saend
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: tiny, loose grains of ground rock, found on beaches and in deserts.
 
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: sands, sanding, sanded
definition 1: to make smooth or polish with sandpaper.
Maura sanded the board before painting it.
definition 2: to cover with sand or something like sand.
In winter they sand the icy roads.
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  • sander:
    a machine or tool that you use to make things smooth.
  • sandy:
    full of or covered with sand.
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