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core

 
 
pronunciation:
kor
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
to the core
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the hard center part of certain fruits.
The seeds are protected in the core of an apple.
synonyms:
center
similar words:
kernel
definition 2: the center part of any round, solid object. The center of the earth is called its core.
Earth's core is extremely hot and is made out of heavy metals such as iron.
 
definition 3: the most important part of something.
The core of his theory is that pets are good for people.
synonyms:
body, kernel, nucleus
similar words:
basics, bottom, center, essence, foundation, hub, root, substance
phrase: to the core
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cores, coring, cored
definition: to remove the core of a fruit.
His grandmother cored the apples and sliced them to make a pie.
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