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tube

noun

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  1. 1 a long hollow cylinder for carrying a substance (as a liquid or gas) <watched the liquid move through the tube between the flasks and recorded the movement in his chemistry notebook> Synonyms channel, conduit, duct, leader, line, penstock, trough, pipeRelated Words drain, drainpipe, funnel, hydrant, main, smokestack, spout, standpipe, stovepipe, tile, waste pipe, waterspout; pipage (or pipeage), pipeline, piping

  2. 2 an electronic device with a screen and speakers that reproduces images and sound <we plan to relax and spend some time in front of the tube tonight> Synonyms boob tube, box, idiot box, telly [chiefly British], television, TVRelated Words LCD, plasma; home theater, home video




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