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civil rights the rights given by a nation's government to all its citizens. [2 definitions]
civil service any branch of government that is not part of the legislature, court system, or the military.
civil war a war within a country between different groups or areas.
Cl symbol of the chemical element chlorine
clad1 a past tense and past participle of "clothe."
clad2 to join a metal to another metal in order to make it stronger or protect it.
claim to state or demand as one's right. [5 definitions]
clam an animal with a soft body and a hard shell made of two hinged pieces that open and close. Many kinds of clams live in the ocean and in fresh water. People eat some kinds of clams. Clams are mollusks. [2 definitions]
clambake a picnic or party on the beach at which clams and other foods are cooked. The food is usually baked or steamed on heated rocks covered with a layer of seaweed.
clamber to climb with difficulty or in an awkward way, using hands and feet.
clamor a loud noise that goes on for sometime. [3 definitions]
clamp a device used to fasten, support, or press together two or more objects or pieces. [3 definitions]
clamp down to apply strong pressure in order to hold tightly. [2 definitions]
clam up (informal) to stop talking or refuse to speak.
clan a group among the Scottish people that is made up of families with a common ancestor. [2 definitions]
clang to make a clear, loud sound or ring, such as that made when two heavy metal objects are struck together. [2 definitions]
clank a short sound, as of metal being struck, that does not ring. [4 definitions]
clap to strike together, making a sharp, short sound. [5 definitions]
clarify to make easier to understand; make clear.
clarinet a woodwind instrument with a reed mouthpiece attached to a long tube with finger holes and keys along its length.
clarity the state or condition of being clear or being understood. [2 definitions]