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fastness

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noun fast·ness \ˈfas(t)-nəs\

Simple Definition of fastness

  • : a place that is difficult to get to or that can be easily defended if it is attacked

Full Definition of fastness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being fast: as a :  the quality or state of being fixed b :  the quality or state of being swift c :  colorfast quality d :  resistance (as of an organism) to the action of a usually toxic substance

  2. 2 a :  a fortified or secure place b :  a remote and secluded place <vacationed in their mountain fastness>

Examples of fastness

  1. <the amazing fastness with which the boy took his shower had us wondering if he'd used any water>

  2. <the guerillas retreated to their network of hidden fastnesses deep within the mountains>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of fastness

before 12th century

Rhymes with fastness


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fastness

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noun fast·ness \ˈfas(t)-nəs\

Medical Definition of fastness

  1. :  resistance (as of an organism) to the action of a usually toxic substance <streptomycin fastness developed by a strain of tubercule bacillus>




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