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its belonging to, done by, or having to do with the thing or animal already mentioned. [2 definitions]
it's shortened form of "it is" or "it has."
itself its own self (used to show that an action is done to the same thing that does that action). [3 definitions]
-ity a suffix that means "condition" or "quality."
IV an apparatus for giving medicine or nutrients through the veins. IV is an abbreviation for intravenous.
-ive a suffix that means likely to do something, connected with, or performing an action.
I've shortened form of "I have."
ivory the hard, white material that forms the tusks of elephants and other animals. [3 definitions]
Ivory Coast a country in western Africa on the Atlantic Ocean. Yamoussoukro is the capital of the Ivory Coast. The Ivory Coast is now more commonly called Côte d'Ivoire.
ivy a woody vine that has shiny evergreen leaves, and black berries, and that often climbs walls or buildings. [2 definitions]
j the tenth letter of the English alphabet.
jab to poke with a pointed object. [3 definitions]
jack a device for lifting a heavy object a short distance by means of a lever. [5 definitions]
jackal a mammal that is closely related to wolves and dogs. Jackals eat the remains of dead animals and hunt for small or weak animals. Several kinds of jackals are found in Asia and Africa.
jacket a short coat used as a piece of outer clothing. [2 definitions]
jack-in-the-box a toy that is made up of a box with a puppet inside. The puppet springs out when the lid of the box is opened.
jackknife a large pocketknife whose blade can be folded into the handle. [2 definitions]
jack-o'-lantern a pumpkin that is hollowed out and has a face carved into it and a candle in the bottom. Jack-o'-lanterns are used at Halloween as lamps or decorations.
jackpot the largest or final prize in a game or contest.
jack rabbit a large hare of the western United States. Jack rabbits have long ears and very long, strong back legs.
Jacuzzi trademark for a type of bath that has underwater jets. The jets shoot air into the water, making it whirl around.