1. (thermodynamics) a thermodynamic quantity equal to the internal energy of a system plus the product of its volume and pressure

    Synonyms : h, heat content, total heat
    Type Of : physical property
    Examples :
    • enthalpy is the amount of energy in a system capable of doing mechanical work


  1. to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common

    Synonyms : particularly, peculiarly, specially
    Examples :
    • an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger
  2. in a special manner

    Synonyms : specially


  1. causing debilitation

    Synonyms : debilitative, enfeebling, weakening


  1. putting a condemned person to death

    Synonyms : capital punishment, death penalty, execution
    Type Of : corporal punishment

emotional arousal

  1. the arousal of strong emotions and emotional behavior

    Type Of : arousal



  1. the capital that provides income for an institution

    Synonyms : endowment fund
    Type Of : capital
  2. natural abilities or qualities

    Synonyms : gift, natural endowment, talent
    Type Of : natural ability
  3. the act of endowing with a permanent source of income

    Type Of : gift, giving
    Examples :
    • his generous endowment of the laboratory came just in the nick of time


  1. coming into existence

    Synonyms : emergent
  2. coming to maturity

    Synonyms : rising


  1. enclosed firmly in a surrounding mass

    Examples :
    • found pebbles embedded in the silt
    • stone containing many embedded fossils
    • peach and plum seeds embedded in a sweet edible pulp
  2. inserted as an integral part of a surrounding whole

    Examples :
    • confused by the embedded Latin quotations
    • an embedded subordinate clause


  1. (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light

    Synonyms : blanched, etiolate
    Examples :
    • etiolated celery