mangle

  1. alter so as to make unrecognizable

    Synonyms : murder, mutilate
    Type Of : falsify, distort, warp, garble
  2. destroy or injure severely

    Synonyms : cut up, mutilate
    Type Of : damage
  3. injure badly by beating

    Synonyms : maul
    Type Of : disfigure, deface, blemish
  4. clothes dryer for drying and ironing laundry by passing it between two heavy heated rollers

    Type Of : clothes drier, clothes dryer
  5. press with a mangle

    Type Of : press, iron, iron out
    Examples :
    • mangle the sheets

must

  1. the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy

    Synonyms : moldiness, mustiness
    Type Of : staleness
  2. a necessary or essential thing

    Type Of : essential, necessity, requirement, requisite, necessary
    Examples :
    • seat belts are an absolute must
  3. grape juice before or during fermentation

    Type Of : grape juice
  4. highly recommended

    Examples :
    • a book that is must reading

modesty

  1. freedom from vanity or conceit

    Synonyms : modestness
    Antonyms : immodesty
    Type Of : decency
  2. formality and propriety of manner

    Synonyms : reserve
    Type Of : correctitude, properness, propriety

misogamist

  1. a person who hates marriage

    Type Of : individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

monoculture

  1. the cultivation of a single crop (on a farm or area or country)

    Type Of : culture

molecule

  1. (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything

    Synonyms : atom, corpuscle, mote, particle, speck
    Type Of : stuff, material
  2. (physics and chemistry) the simplest structural unit of an element or compound

    Type Of : unit, building block

majority

  1. (elections) more than half of the votes

    Synonyms : absolute majority
    Type Of : relative quantity
  2. the property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts; the main part

    Synonyms : bulk
    Antonyms : minority
    Type Of : number, figure
    Examples :
    • the majority of his customers prefer it
  3. the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs

    Synonyms : legal age
    Antonyms : minority
    Type Of : age, eld

mortuary

  1. a building (or room) where dead bodies are kept before burial or cremation

    Synonyms : dead room, morgue
    Type Of : edifice, building
  2. of or relating to or characteristic of death

  3. of or relating to a funeral

multiplication

  1. the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

    Synonyms : generation, propagation
    Type Of : procreation, reproduction, facts of life, breeding
  2. an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of division; the product of two numbers is computed

    Synonyms : times
    Type Of : arithmetic operation
    Examples :
    • the multiplication of four by three gives twelve
  3. a multiplicative increase

    Type Of : growth, increment, increase
    Examples :
    • repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors
    • this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth

medicinal

  1. having the properties of medicine

    Synonyms : medicative
    Examples :
    • medicinal herbs
    • medicinal properties