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amputate to cut off, especially by surgery.
Amsterdam the official capital city of the Netherlands. Most of the government of the Netherlands is located in another city, The Hague.
amt. abbreviation of "amount."
amuse to hold the interest of in a pleasant way; entertain. [2 definitions]
amusement something that amuses or entertains; fun. [2 definitions]
amusement park an outdoor place with games, rides, and other forms of entertainment.
amusing producing laughter; funny. [2 definitions]
-an a suffix that means "from," "belongs to," or "lives in." [2 definitions]
an another word for a. It is used before words that start with a, e, i, o, or u, or before words that begin with vowel sounds.
anaconda a very large snake found in South America. Anacondas are not poisonous but kill other animals by squeezing them until they cannot breathe. Anacondas can grow to over twenty feet long.
anaemia another spelling of anemia.
analog representing information by physical measurements.
analog clock a clock that displays the time using a long hand to show the hour and a short hand to show the minutes.
analyse a spelling of "analyze" used in Canada and Britain. See "analyze" for more information.
analysis a careful study of the parts of something in order to understand more about the whole. [2 definitions]
analyst someone trained or skilled in a particular type of analysis.
analyze to separate into parts for close study; examine and explain.
anarchist a person who believes in, desires, or tries to realize a society or state without a government. [2 definitions]
anarchy a complete lack of government or law within a country or society. [2 definitions]
anatomical of or relating to the structure of a plant or animal.
anatomy the parts of a living thing and how they fit together. [2 definitions]