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teem

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verb \ˈtēm\

Definition of teem

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to become filled to overflowing :  aboundb :  to be present in large quantity

  3. 2 obsolete :  to become pregnant :  conceive

  4. transitive verb
  5. archaic :  bring forth :  give birth to :  produce

teemingly

play \ˈtē-miŋ-lē\ adverb

teemingness

noun

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Origin and Etymology of teem

Middle English temen, from Old English tīman, tǣman; akin to Old English tēam offspring — more at 1team


First Known Use: before 12th century


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teem

verb

Definition of teem

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  empty, pour teem molten metal into a mold

Origin and Etymology of teem

Middle English temen, from Old Norse tœma; akin to Old English tōm empty


First Known Use: 14th century



TEEM Defined for Kids

teem

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verb \ˈtēm\

Definition of teem for Students

teemed

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teeming

  1. :  to be full of something The streams teemed with fish.



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