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shunt

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verb \ˈshənt\

Simple Definition of shunt

  • : to move (someone or something) to a different and usually less important or noticeable place or position

  • : to move (a train or railway car) from one track to another

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of shunt

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to turn off to one side :  shift <was shunted aside>b :  to switch (as a train) from one track to another

  3. 2 :  to provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt

  4. 3 :  to divert (blood) from one part to another by a surgical shunt

  5. 4 :  shuttle <shunted the missiles from shelter to shelter>

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to move to the side

  8. 2 :  to travel back and forth <shunted between the two towns>

shunter

noun

Origin and Etymology of shunt

Middle English, to move suddenly, turn away, evade, perhaps from past participle of shonen


First Known Use: 13th century


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shunt

noun

Definition of shunt

  1. 1 :  a means or mechanism for turning or thrusting aside: asa chiefly British :  a railroad switchb :  a conductor joining two points in an electrical circuit so as to form a parallel or alternative path through which a portion of the current may pass (as for regulating the amount passing in the main circuit)c :  a surgical passage created to divert a bodily fluid (as blood) from one vessel or part to another ; also :  a device (as a narrow tube) used to establish a similar passage

  2. 2 chiefly British :  an accident (as a collision between two cars) especially in auto racing



1842

First Known Use of shunt

1842

Rhymes with shunt


SHUNT Defined for Kids

shunt

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verb \ˈshənt\

Definition of shunt for Students

shunted

shunting

  1. 1 :  to turn or move off to one side or out of the way <Cattle were shunted into a corral.>

  2. 2 :  to switch (as a train) from one track to another




Medical Dictionary

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shunt

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transitive verb \ˈshənt\

Medical Definition of shunt

  1. :  to divert by or as if by a shunt; especially :  to divert (blood) from one part to another by a surgical shunt




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shunt

noun

Medical Definition of shunt

  1. 1:  a passage by which a bodily fluid (as blood) is diverted from one channel, circulatory path, or part to another; especially :  such a passage established by surgery or occurring as an abnormality <an arteriovenous shunt>

  2. 2a:  a surgical procedure for the establishment of an artificial shunt—see portacaval shuntb:  a device (as a narrow tube) used to establish an artificial shunt <plastic shunts have been used to bypass temporarily sections of major arteries—Johnson McGuire & Arnold Iglauer>




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