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3 grating

Optical device consisting of a surface with many parallel grooves in it; disperses a beam of light (or other electromagnetic radiation) into its wavelengths to produce its spectrum.

synonym: diffraction grating.

Dutch: tralie
Polish: siatka dyfrakcyjna

Roget 219: crossing etc. v.; intersection, interdigitation; decussation, transversion; convolution etc. 248; level crossing.    reticulation, network; ... show more


1 grating

Unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound.

synonyms: gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy.

Roget 830: causing pain, hurting etc. v.; hurtful etc. (bad) 649; painful; dolorific, dolorous; unpleasant; unpleasing, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: abrasion, absonant, ajar, andiron, annoying, antagonistic, antipathetic, arabesque, at cross-purposes, at loggerheads, at odds, at variance, at war, atomization, atonal, attrition, basketry, basketwork, beating, bolter ... show more.

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1 grate

A frame of iron bars to hold a fire.

synonym: grating.

Roget 386: furnace, stove, kiln, oven; cracker; hearth, focus, combustion chamber; athanor, hypocaust, reverberatory; volcano; forge, fiery furnace; ... show more

Dutch: rooster
Polish: ruszt

2 grate

A harsh rasping sound made by scraping something.

3 grate

A barrier that has parallel or crossed bars blocking a passage but admitting air.

synonym: grating.

Polish: krata, kratownica


1 grate

Furnish with a grate.

Roget 410: creak, grate, jar, burr, pipe, twang, jangle, clank, clink; scream etc. (cry) 411; ... show more

2 grate

Gnaw into; make resentful or angry.

synonyms: eat into, fret, rankle.

Roget 378: feel pain, experience pain, suffer pain, undergo pain etc. n.; suffer, ache, smart, bleed; tingle, shoot; twinge, ... show more

Dutch: irriteren, knagen, steken

3 grate

Reduce to small shreds or pulverize by rubbing against a rough or sharp perforated surface.

Dutch: op de zenuwen werken

4 grate

Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together:
— Grate one's teeth in anger.

synonym: grind.

Dutch: irriteren, malen, schuren

5 grate

Scratch repeatedly.

synonym: scrape.

Roget 330: come to dust; be disintegrated, be reduced to powder &c.. reduce to powder, grind to powder; pulverize, comminute, granulate, triturate, levigate; scrape, file, abrade, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: ablate, abrade, abrase, afflict, aggravate, agonize, ail, andiron, annoy, arabesque, atomize, bark, basketry, basketwork, beat, bite, bolter, bray, brecciate, burn ... show more.

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