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bur

noun

1 bur

Seed vessel having hooks or prickles.

synonym: burr.

Roget 46: coherence, adherence, adhesion, adhesiveness; concretion accretion; conglutination, agglutination, agglomeration; aggregation; consolidation, set, cementation; sticking, soldering ... show more

Roget 253: sharpness etc. adj.; acuity, acumination; spinosity.    point, spike, spine, spicule [Biol.], spiculum; needle, hypodermic needle, tack, ... show more

Roget 256: roughness etc. adj.; tooth, grain, texture, ripple; asperity, rugosity, salebrosity, corrugation, nodosity; arborescence ... show more

Roget 558: engraving, chalcography; line engraving, mezzotint engraving, stipple engraving, chalk engraving; dry point, bur; etching, aquatinta; chiseling; plate engraving, copperplate engraving, steel engraving, ... show more

Polish: dziad, rzep



2 bur

Small bit used in dentistry or surgery.

synonym: burr.

verb

1 bur

Remove the burrs from.

synonym: burr.


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