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mull

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verb \ˈməl\

Definition of mull

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to grind or mix thoroughly :  pulverize mull a portion of the pigment with the oil — H. J. Wolfe

  3. 2 :  to consider at length :  ponder —often used with over mulled over his choices It's a fine offer, but we need time to mull it over.

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  meditate, ponder all his talk of mulling and weighing and balancing was vacillation — J. P. Marquand

Origin and Etymology of mull

Middle English, from mul, mol dust, probably from Middle Dutch; akin to Old English melu meal — more at meal


First Known Use: 15th century


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mull

verb

Definition of mull

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to heat, sweeten, and flavor (a beverage, such as wine or cider) with spices

Origin and Etymology of mull

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1618

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mull

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Definition of mull

  1. :  a soft fine sheer fabric of cotton, silk, or rayon

Origin and Etymology of mull

by shortening & alteration from mulmul muslin, from Hindi malmal


First Known Use: 1778


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mull

noun

Definition of mull

  1. 1 :  friable forest humus that forms a layer of mixed organic matter and mineral soil and merges gradually into the mineral soil beneath

  2. 2 :  a finely powdered solid especially in a suspension

Origin and Etymology of mull

Danish muld, from Old Norse mold dust, soil; akin to Old High German molta dust, soil — more at mold


First Known Use: 1923

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


Mull

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geographical name \ˈməl\

Definition of Mull

  1. island of western Scotland in the Inner Hebrides area 351 square miles (913 square kilometers), population 1499


MULL Defined for Kids

mull

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verb \ˈməl\

Definition of mull for Students

mulled

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mulling

  1. :  to think about slowly and carefully :  ponder I thought of the words. I mulled them over in my mind. — Wilson Rawls, Where the Red Fern Grows


Medical Dictionary

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mull

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transitive verb \ˈməl\

Medical Definition of mull

  1. :  to grind or mix thoroughly (as in a mortar) :  pulverize the alloy, after removal from the amalgamator, was mulled in the palm of the hand—Journal of American Dental Association


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mull

noun

Medical Definition of mull

  1. 1:  a soft fine sheer fabric of cotton, silk, or rayon

  2. 2:  an ointment of high melting point intended to be spread on muslin or mull and used like a plaster zinc mull



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