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  • English Word Dynamite Definition An explosive substance consisting of nitroglycerin absorbed by some inert, porous solid, as infusorial earth, sawdust, etc. It is safer than nitroglycerin, being less liable to explosion from moderate shocks, or from spontaneous decomposition.
  • English Word Dynamiter Definition One who uses dynamite; esp., one who uses it for the destruction of life and property.
  • English Word Dynamiting Definition Destroying by dynamite, for political ends.
  • English Word Dynamitism Definition The work of dynamiters.
  • English Word Dynamization Definition The act of setting free the dynamic powers of a medicine, as by shaking the bottle containing it.
  • English Word Dynamo Definition A dynamo-electric machine.
  • English Word Dynamo-electric Definition Pertaining to the development of electricity, especially electrical currents, by power; producing electricity or electrical currents by mechanical power.
  • English Word Dynamograph Definition A dynamometer to which is attached a device for automatically registering muscular power.
  • English Word Dynamometer Definition An apparatus for measuring force or power; especially, muscular effort of men or animals, or the power developed by a motor, or that required to operate machinery.
  • English Word Dynamometric Definition Alt. of Dynamometrical
  • English Word Dynamometrical Definition Relating to a dynamometer, or to the measurement of force doing work; as, dynamometrical instruments.
  • English Word Dynamometry Definition The art or process of measuring forces doing work.
  • English Word Dynast Definition A ruler; a governor; a prince.
  • English Word Dynast Definition A dynasty; a government.
  • English Word Dynasta Definition A tyrant.
  • English Word Dynastic Definition Of or relating to a dynasty or line of kings.
  • English Word Dynastical Definition Dynastic.
  • English Word Dynastidan Definition One of a group of gigantic, horned beetles, including Dynastus Neptunus, and the Hercules beetle (D. Hercules) of tropical America, which grow to be six inches in length.
  • English Word Dynasties Definition of Dynasty
  • English Word Dynasty Definition Sovereignty; lordship; dominion.
  • English Word Dynasty Definition A race or succession of kings, of the same line or family; the continued lordship of a race of rulers.
  • English Word Dyne Definition The unit of force, in the C. G. S. (Centimeter Gram Second) system of physical units; that is, the force which, acting on a gram for a second, generates a velocity of a centimeter per second.
  • English Word Dys- Definition An inseparable prefix, fr. the Greek / hard, ill, and signifying ill, bad, hard, difficult, and the like; cf. the prefixes, Skr. dus-, Goth. tuz-, OHG. zur-, G. zer-, AS. to-, Icel. tor-, Ir. do-.
  • English Word Dysaesthesia Definition Impairment of any of the senses, esp. of touch.
  • English Word Dyscrasia Definition An ill habit or state of the constitution; -- formerly regarded as dependent on a morbid condition of the blood and humors.
  • English Word Dyscrasite Definition A mineral consisting of antimony and silver.
  • English Word Dyscrasy Definition Dycrasia.
  • English Word Dysenteric Definition Alt. of Dysenterical
  • English Word Dysenterical Definition Of or pertaining to dysentery; having dysentery; as, a dysenteric patient.
  • English Word Dysentery Definition A disease attended with inflammation and ulceration of the colon and rectum, and characterized by griping pains, constant desire to evacuate the bowels, and the discharge of mucus and blood.