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lake

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

1lake

noun, often attributive \ˈlāk\

Definition of LAKE

:  a considerable inland body of standing water; also :  a pool of other liquid (as lava, oil, or pitch)
lake·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Origin of LAKE

Middle English, from Old English, Anglo-French, & Latin; Old English lacu stream, pool, from Latin lacus lake, pool, pit & Anglo-French lac pit, from Latin lacus; akin to Old English lagu sea, Greek lakkos pond
First Known Use: 12th century

Other Oceanography Terms

littoral, sound

2lake

noun

Definition of LAKE

1
a :  a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal
b :  any of numerous usually bright translucent organic pigments composed essentially of a soluble dye absorbed on or combined with an inorganic carrier
2
:  carmine 2
laky \ˈlā-kē\ adjective

Origin of LAKE

French laque lac, from Old Occitan laca, from Arabic lakk — more at lacquer
First Known Use: 1598

3lake

verb
lakedlak·ing

Definition of LAKE

transitive verb
:  to cause (blood) to undergo a physiological change in which the hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma
intransitive verb
of blood :  to undergo the process by which hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma

First Known Use of LAKE

1903

lake

verb \ˈlāk\   (Medical Dictionary)
lakedlak·ing

Medical Definition of LAKE

transitive verb
:  to cause (blood) to undergo a physiological change in which the hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma
intransitive verb
of blood :  to undergo the process by which hemoglobin becomes dissolved in the plasma

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