frict

friction

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • frict — • friction …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • List of Latin words with English derivatives — This is a list of Latin words with derivatives in English (and other modern languages). Ancient orthography did not distinguish between i and j or between u and v. Many modern works distinguish u from v but not i from j. In this article both… …   Wikipedia

  • friction — frictionless, adj. frictionlessly, adv. /frik sheuhn/, n. 1. surface resistance to relative motion, as of a body sliding or rolling. 2. the rubbing of the surface of one body against that of another. 3. dissension or conflict between persons,… …   Universalium

  • fritter — fritter1 fritterer, n. /frit euhr/, v.t. 1. to squander or disperse piecemeal; waste little by little (usually fol. by away): to fritter away one s money; to fritter away an afternoon. 2. to break or tear into small pieces or shreds. v.i. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • fritter — I frit•ter [[t]ˈfrɪt ər[/t]] v. t. 1) to squander or disperse piecemeal; waste little by little (usu. fol. by away): to fritter away one s money[/ex] 2) to break or tear into small pieces or shreds 3) to dwindle, shrink, degenerate, etc. (often… …   From formal English to slang

  • friction — n. 1 the action of one object rubbing against another. 2 the resistance an object encounters in moving over another. 3 a clash of wills, temperaments, or opinions; mutual animosity arising from disagreement. 4 (in comb.) of devices that transmit… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fritter — 1. v.tr. 1 (usu. foll. by away) waste (money, time, energy, etc.) triflingly, indiscriminately, or on divided aims. 2 archaic subdivide. Etymology: obs. n. fritter(s) fragments = obs. fitters (n.pl.), perh. rel. to MHG vetze rag 2. n. a piece of… …   Useful english dictionary

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