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Sparry

ˈspɑːri

Meanings of Sparry:

adjective

Containing or resembling spar, a crystalline, easily cleavable, translucent or transparent mineral.

Usage examples:

Crystals of sparry calcite

Spars

spɑːr

Meanings of Spars:

noun

A thick, strong pole such as is used for a mast or yard on a ship.

Usage examples:

The spars - those are those huge, diagonal sticks hanging from the masts - are the frame for the sa…
verb

Make the motions of boxing without landing heavy blows, as a form of training.

Usage examples:

One contestant broke his nose while sparring

Meanings of Sparse:

adjective

Thinly dispersed or scattered.

Usage examples:

Areas of sparse population

Sparsely

ˈspɑːs.li

Meanings of Sparsely:

adverb

In a thinly dispersed manner; in small numbers.

Usage examples:

A sparsely populated region

Sparseness

ˈspɑːs.nəs

Meanings of Sparseness:

noun

The fact of being small in number or amount, often spread over a large area

Usage examples:

The sparseness of the population made it impracticable to provide separate schools for boys and gir…

Sparser

spɑːs

Meanings of Sparser:

adjective

Thinly dispersed or scattered.

Usage examples:

Areas of sparse population

Sparsest

spɑːs

Meanings of Sparsest:

adjective

Thinly dispersed or scattered.

Usage examples:

Areas of sparse population

Meanings of Sparsity:

noun

The fact of being small in number or amount, often spread over a large area

Usage examples:

The sparseness of the population made it impracticable to provide separate schools for boys and gir…

Meanings of Spart:

noun

Any of several mediterranean plants yielding fibres used to produce cords, coarse cloth, paper, etc.; specifically esparto, stipa tenacissima and lygeum spartum, and spanish broom, spartium junceum.

Meanings of Sparta:

proper noun

A city in the southern peloponnese in greece, capital of the department of laconia; population 14,400 (est. 2009). it was a powerful city state in the 5th century bc, defeating its rival athens in the peloponnesian war to become the leading city of greece.

Meanings of Spartacist:

noun

A member of the spartacus league.

Usage examples:

The communists and spartacists are few and far between these days.

Spartan

ˈspɑː.tən

Meanings of Spartan:

adjective

Showing or characterized by austerity or a lack of comfort or luxury.

Usage examples:

The accommodation was fairly spartan
noun

A citizen of sparta.

Usage examples:

The spartans were the dorian inhabitants of a greek city-state in the peloponnese that for many cen…

Spartina

spɑːˈtʌɪnə

Meanings of Spartina:

noun

A plant of a genus that comprises the cordgrasses.

Usage examples:

Determined to get a river view, i climbed a high bank and looked across windswept spartina grass.

Meanings of Spas:

noun

A mineral spring considered to have health-giving properties.

Usage examples:

The victorian spa town of buxton
proper noun

A small town in eastern belgium, south-east of liège; population 10,549 (2008). it has been celebrated since medieval times for the curative properties of its mineral springs.

Spasmed

ˈspæz.əm

Meanings of Spasmed:

verb

Experience sudden involuntary muscular contractions; twitch convulsively.

Usage examples:

My body spasmed violently
noun

A sudden involuntary muscular contraction or convulsive movement.

Usage examples:

Shifting heavy loads without help brought on muscular back spasms

Spasmodic

spæzˈmɒd.ɪk

Meanings of Spasmodic:

adjective

Occurring or done in brief, irregular bursts.

Usage examples:

Spasmodic fighting continued

Spasmodically

spæzˈmɒd.ɪ.kəl.i

Meanings of Spasmodically:

adverb

For short periods of time and not in a regular way

Usage examples:

Letters from my sister arrived spasmodically and rarely in the right order., during the next sixtee…

Meanings of Spasmolytic:

adjective

(of a drug or treatment) able to relieve spasm of smooth muscle.

noun

A spasmolytic drug.

Usage examples:

Currently, valerian is employed as a sleep aid or sedative and as a gastrointestinal spasmolytic.

Spasmophilia

ˌspazmə(ʊ)ˈfɪlɪə

Meanings of Spasmophilia:

noun

Undue tendency of the muscles to contract, caused by ionic imbalance in the blood, or associated with anxiety disorders.

Usage examples:

Stress kills, and spasmophilia only alerts people to slow down in their effort.

Spasms

ˈspæz.əm

Meanings of Spasms:

noun

A sudden involuntary muscular contraction or convulsive movement.

Usage examples:

Shifting heavy loads without help brought on muscular back spasms
verb

Experience sudden involuntary muscular contractions; twitch convulsively.

Usage examples:

My body spasmed violently

Spastic

ˈspastɪk

Meanings of Spastic:

adjective

Relating to or affected by muscle spasm.

Usage examples:

Here the symptoms were epileptic seizures, spastic movements, dance-like twitching, and formication.
noun

Incompetent or uncoordinated.

Spastics

ˈspæs.tɪk

Meanings of Spastics:

noun

A person with cerebral palsy.

Usage examples:

The concept of independent living among persons with disability including spastics and the mentally…
adjective

Relating to or affected by muscle spasm.

Usage examples:

Here the symptoms were epileptic seizures, spastic movements, dance-like twitching, and formication.

Meanings of Spat:

verb

Past and past participle of spit1.

noun

A short cloth gaiter covering the instep and ankle.

Usage examples:

He would stand outside in his bowler hat and spats

Meanings of Spatchcock:

noun

A chicken or game bird split open and grilled.

Usage examples:

He treats the proper cooking of a spatchcock as a matter of import on which worlds will begin and e…
verb

Split open (a poultry or game bird) ready for grilling.

Usage examples:

These small spring chickens can be bought already spatchcocked

Meanings of Spate:

noun

A large number of similar things coming in quick succession.

Usage examples:

A spate of attacks on holidaymakers

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