1. extremely hungry

    Synonyms : esurient, famished, ravenous, sharp-set
    Examples :
    • the family was starved and ragged
  2. suffering from lack of food

    Synonyms : starving


  1. characteristic or indicative of a disease

    Synonyms : diagnostic
    Examples :
    • a rash symptomatic of scarlet fever
    • symptomatic of insanity
    • a rise in crime symptomatic of social breakdown
  2. relating to or according to or affecting a symptom or symptoms

    Examples :
    • symptomatic relief
    • symptomatic treatment
    • a symptomatic classification of diseases


  1. written formula for ending a letter

    Synonyms : sincerely yours
  2. with sincerity; without pretense

    Synonyms : truly, unfeignedly
    Antonyms : insincerely
    Examples :
    • she praised him sincerely for his victory


  1. a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process

    Synonyms : excitant, stimulant drug
    Type Of : drug
  2. that stimulates

    Synonyms : stimulating
    Examples :
    • stimulant phenomena
  3. any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action

    Synonyms : input, stimulation, stimulus
    Type Of : information


  1. the state of being a spinster (usually an elderly unmarried woman)

    Type Of : marital status


  1. cause to sense; make sensitive

    Synonyms : sensitise
    Antonyms : desensitize
    Examples :
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine
  2. make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion

    Synonyms : sensitise
    Type Of : change, alter, modify
    Examples :
    • sensitize the photographic film
  3. make sensitive or aware

    Synonyms : sensibilise, sensibilize, sensify, sensitise
    Antonyms : desensitize
    Type Of : modify, change, alter
    Examples :
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs
  4. make sensitive to a drug or allergen

    Synonyms : sensitise
    Type Of : alter, change, modify
    Examples :
    • Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen


  1. a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name)

    Synonyms : byname, cognomen, moniker, nickname, soubriquet
    Type Of : appellation, appellative, denomination, designation


  1. the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract

    Synonyms : come, cum, ejaculate, semen, seminal fluid
    Type Of : humor, body fluid, bodily fluid, liquid body substance, humour
  2. one of the outstanding players in a tournament

    Synonyms : seeded player
    Type Of : player, participant
  3. anything that provides inspiration for later work

    Synonyms : germ, source
    Type Of : inspiration
  4. place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth

    Synonyms : sow
    Type Of : place, put, set, pose, lay, position
    Examples :
    • She sowed sunflower seeds
  5. a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

    Type Of : ovule
  6. a small hard fruit

    Type Of : fruit
  7. bear seeds

    Type Of : turn out, bear
  8. distribute (players or teams) so that outstanding teams or players will not meet in the early rounds

    Type Of : order, place, rate, rank, range, grade
  9. go to seed; shed seeds

    Type Of : spill, disgorge, shed
    Examples :
    • The dandelions went to seed
  10. help (an enterprise) in its early stages of development by providing seed money

    Type Of : finance
  11. inoculate with microorganisms

    Type Of : inoculate
  12. remove the seeds from

    Type Of : remove, withdraw, take away, take
    Examples :
    • seed grapes
  13. sprinkle with silver iodide particles to disperse and cause rain

    Type Of : process, treat
    Examples :
    • seed clouds


  1. a party of people assembled to promote sociability and communal activity

    Synonyms : mixer, social
    Type Of : party
  2. friendly and pleasant

    Examples :
    • a sociable gathering
  3. inclined to or conducive to companionship with others

    Antonyms : unsociable
    Examples :
    • a sociable occasion
    • enjoyed a sociable chat
    • a sociable conversation
    • Americans are sociable and gregarious


  1. of or relating to taxonomy

    Synonyms : taxonomic, taxonomical
  2. characterized by order and planning

    Antonyms : unsystematic
    Examples :
    • the investigation was very systematic
    • a systematic administrator