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chute1 a passage down which things may slide in order to be moved from one area to another.
cicada a large insect with a stout body and two pairs of thin, clear wings. The male cicada makes a loud, shrill noise.
cider the juice pressed out of apples, used for drinking.
cigar a thin, tight roll of tobacco leaves prepared for smoking.
cigarette a short, narrow tube of thin paper that contains cut tobacco for smoking.
cinder a small piece of partly burned wood or coal that can continue to burn but without a flame.
cinema the art or business of making movies. [2 definitions]
cinnamon a spice made from the dried bark of a tropical Asian tree. [2 definitions]
circle a closed curve made up of points that are all the same distance from a fixed center point. [5 definitions]
circuit a line or route around an area. [4 definitions]
circuit breaker a switch or other device that automatically breaks an electric circuit when too much electricity flows through it.
circular having the shape of a circle; round. [3 definitions]
circulate to move or flow along a closed path or system. [2 definitions]
circulation the movement or passage of something, such as money or news, from person to person or place to place. [3 definitions]
circulatory of or pertaining to the circulatory system, the system of bodily organs, including the heart, arteries, and veins, that send blood and lymph throughout the body and return it to the heart.
circulatory system a system in the body made up of the heart, blood vessels, blood, and lymph vessels that carries blood and lymph around the body.
circumference the line that forms the outside edge of a circle or other round figure or area. [2 definitions]
circumstance a condition or fact connected with or having an effect on an event or situation.
circus a traveling show with clowns, acrobats, and other acts. Some circuses have trained animals also. [2 definitions]
cirrus a type of cloud that usually appears in the form of strings or threads.
cite to use the words of someone else; quote.