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dike

 
 
pronunciation:
daIk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a dam or high wall built to prevent flooding.
The seaside village was protected by a sturdy dike.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: dikes, dykes, diking, dyking, diked, dyked
definition: to furnish, enclose, or protect with a dike.
They diked the farm land to keep out flood waters.