Recent Examples of polysemous from the Web
In one of the more extreme polysemous developments, a word can take on an opposite meaning, as dust (v.) can mean to clean up small particles (dust the furniture) or to apply small particles (dust the Bundt cake with powdered sugar).
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Origin and Etymology of polysemous
First Known Use: 1884See Words from the same year
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