1. of or relating to a paramagnet


  1. what an organism looks like as a consequence of the interaction of its genotype and the environment

    Type Of : composition, constitution, make-up, makeup, physical composition


  1. most frequent or common

    Synonyms : dominant, predominant, prevalent, rife
    Examples :
    • prevailing winds


  1. tending to corrupt or pervert

    Synonyms : corruptive, perversive
  2. causing irritation or annoyance

    Synonyms : annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, plaguey, plaguy, teasing, vexatious, vexing
  3. likely to spread and cause an epidemic disease

    Synonyms : pestilent, pestilential, plaguey
  4. contaminated with infecting organisms

    Synonyms : dirty


  1. producing in abundance

    Synonyms : bountiful
    Examples :
    • a plentiful year
  2. affording an abundant supply

    Synonyms : ample, copious, plenteous, rich
    Examples :
    • food is plentiful
  3. existing in great number or quantity

    Examples :
    • rhinoceroses were once plentiful here


  1. a coarse vine widely cultivated for its large pulpy round orange fruit with firm orange skin and numerous seeds; subspecies of Cucurbita pepo include the summer squashes and a few autumn squashes

    Synonyms : autumn pumpkin, cucurbita pepo, pumpkin vine
    Type Of : squash vine, squash
  2. usually large pulpy deep-yellow round fruit of the squash family maturing in late summer or early autumn

    Type Of : veggie, veg, vegetable


  1. lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

    Synonyms : extenuate, mitigate
    Type Of : excuse, rationalise, apologize, apologise, rationalize
  2. provide physical relief, as from pain

    Synonyms : alleviate, assuage, relieve
    Type Of : meliorate, amend, better, ameliorate, improve


  1. press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action

    Synonyms : bear on
    Type Of : urge on, exhort, press, urge
    Examples :
    • He pushed her to finish her doctorate
  2. the act of applying force in order to move something away

    Synonyms : pushing
    Type Of : propulsion, actuation
    Examples :
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  3. make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby

    Synonyms : press
    Type Of : force
    Examples :
    • `Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman
  4. an electrical switch operated by pressing

    Synonyms : button, push button
    Type Of : electric switch, electrical switch, switch
    Examples :
    • the elevator was operated by push buttons
    • the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk
  5. move with force

    Synonyms : force
    Antonyms : pull
    Type Of : displace, move
    Examples :
    • He pushed the table into a corner
  6. strive and make an effort to reach a goal

    Synonyms : drive, labor, labour, tug
    Type Of : struggle, fight
    Examples :
    • We have to push a little to make the deadline!
  7. make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

    Synonyms : advertise, advertize, promote
    Type Of : praise
    Examples :
    • The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model
  8. approach a certain age or speed

    Synonyms : crowd
    Type Of : draw close, come on, draw near, near, go up, approach, come near
    Examples :
    • She is pushing fifty
  9. the force used in pushing

    Synonyms : thrust
    Type Of : force
    Examples :
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
  10. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for

    Synonyms : agitate, campaign, crusade, fight, press
    Type Of : advertize, advertise, promote
    Examples :
    • The liberal party pushed for reforms
    • The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate
  11. enterprising or ambitious drive

    Synonyms : energy, get-up-and-go
    Type Of : drive
  12. an effort to advance

    Type Of : advance, progress, forward motion, progression, procession, onward motion, advancement
    Examples :
    • the army made a push toward the sea
  13. move strenuously and with effort

    Type Of : move, locomote, travel, go
    Examples :
    • The crowd pushed forward
  14. press against forcefully without moving

    Type Of : press
    Examples :
    • she pushed against the wall with all her strength
  15. sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs)

    Type Of : sell, deal, trade
    Examples :
    • The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs


  1. having a hole cut through

    Synonyms : perforated, pierced, punctured
    Examples :
    • a perforated eardrum
  2. pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance

    Synonyms : penetrate
    Type Of : get in, move into, go in, go into, enter, get into, come in
  3. make a hole into or between, as for ease of separation

    Synonyms : punch
    Type Of : pierce
    Examples :
    • perforate the sheets of paper


  1. distribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer

    Type Of : broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, pass around, propagate, spread