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pneumonia a serious disease in which the lungs become swollen and painful and fill with liquid. Pneumonia is caused by viruses or bacteria.
P.O.1 an abbreviation for post office.
poach1 to hunt, fish, or trap illegally or on another's land. [2 definitions]
poach2 to cook by boiling or simmering in water or other liquid.
pocket a small piece of material, open at the top and sewn onto clothing. A pocket forms a bag for keeping small objects. [5 definitions]
pocketbook a small handbag used to carry money and personal things; purse.
pocketknife a small knife with a blade or blades that fold into the handle.
pod1 a long, thin, firm pouch that contains the seeds of a pea or bean plant.
poem a piece of writing, often with words that rhyme and have a particular rhythm. Poems usually have imaginative language that expresses strong feeling.
poet a person who writes poetry.
poetic like poetry in style or character. [2 definitions]
poetry poems as a group. [2 definitions]
poinsettia a plant native to Mexico and Central America that has small yellow flowers surrounded by large red, white, or pink leaves that look like flower petals.
point the sharp end of something. [13 definitions]
pointed having an end that narrows to a point.
pointer a device, such as a stick or laser, used to show points on a map or other display. [4 definitions]
point of view a way of thinking about or looking at something.
pointy having a relatively sharp point.
poise the ability to act in a calm and confident manner. [4 definitions]
poison a substance that can kill or seriously harm living beings if it is swallowed, breathed, or otherwise taken in. [5 definitions]
poison ivy a North American plant with shiny leaves in groups of three and white berries. If it touches the skin, poison ivy can cause an itchy rash. [2 definitions]