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muffled - adj. wrapped up especially for protection or secrecy; being or made softer or less loud or clear

  • muffler - noun a scarf worn around the neck; a device that decreases the amplitude of electronic, mechanical, acoustical, or aerodynamic oscillations; a tubular acoustic device inserted in the exhaust system that is designed to reduce noise

  • mufti - noun civilian dress worn by a person who is entitled to wear a military uniform; a jurist who interprets Muslim religious law

  • mugful - noun the quantity that can be held in a mug

  • mugger - noun a robber who takes property by threatening or performing violence on the person who is robbed (usually on the street)

  • mugginess - noun a state of warm humidity

  • muggins - noun a person who lacks good judgment

  • mugil - noun type genus of the Mugilidae: mullets

  • mugilidae - noun grey mullets

  • mugwort - noun any of several weedy composite plants of the genus Artemisia

  • mugwump - noun a neutral or uncommitted person (especially in politics); someone who bolted from the Republican Party during the U.S. presidential election of 1884

  • muharram - noun the first month of the Islamic calendar

  • muhlenbergia - noun a genus of grasses of the family Gramineae grown in America and Asia

  • muishond - noun southern African weasel

  • muleteer - noun a worker who drives mules

  • muliebrity - noun the trait of behaving in ways considered typical for women; the state of being an adult woman

  • mulishly - adv. in a stubborn unregenerate manner

  • mulishness - noun the trait of being difficult to handle or overcome

  • mulla - noun a Muslim trained in the doctrine and law of Islam; the head of a mosque

  • muller - noun a vessel in which wine is mulled; United States geneticist who studied the effects of X-rays on genes (1890-1967); British philologist (born in Germany) who specialized in Sanskrit (1823-1900); German mathematician and astronomer (1436-1476); German physiologist and anatomist (1801-1858); Swiss physicist who studied superconductivity (born in 1927); Swiss chemist who synthesized DDT and discovered its use as an insecticide (1899-1965); a heavy tool of stone or iron (usually with a flat base and a handle) that is used to grind and mix material (as grain or drugs or pigments) against a slab of stone; a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation

  • mullet - noun bottom dwelling marine warm water fishes with two barbels on the chin; freshwater or coastal food fishes a spindle-shaped body; found worldwide; highly valued lean flesh of marine or freshwater mullet

  • mullidae - noun goatfishes or red mullets

  • mulloway - noun large important food fish of Australia; almost indistinguishable from the maigre

  • multicellular - adj. consisting of many cells

  • multicolor - adj. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

  • multicolored - adj. having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

  • multidimensional - adj. having or involving or marked by several dimensions or aspects

  • multifaceted - adj. having many aspects

  • multifactorial - adj. involving or depending on several factors or causes (especially pertaining to a condition or disease resulting from the interaction of many genes)

  • multifariously - adv. in diverse ways

  • multifariousness - noun noticeable heterogeneity

  • multiform - adj. occurring in or having many forms or shapes or appearances

  • multilateral - adj. having many parts or sides

  • multilingual - adj. using or knowing more than one language

  • multinational - adj. involving or operating in several nations or nationalities

  • multinucleate - adj. having two or more nuclei

  • multiparous - adj. producing more than one offspring at a time

  • multipartite - adj. involving more than two parties

  • multiphase - adj. of an electrical system that uses or generates two or more alternating voltages of the same frequency but differing in phase angle

  • multiplicatively - adv. in a multiplicative manner

  • multiplier - noun the number by which a multiplicand is multiplied

  • multipotent - adj. able to many things

  • multistage - noun occurring in more than one stage

  • multistoried - adj. having more than one story

  • multistory - adj. having more than one story

  • multitudinousness - noun a very large number (especially of people)

  • multivalence - noun (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two

  • multivalency - noun (chemistry) the state of having a valence greater than two

  • multivalent - adj. having many values, meanings, or appeals; used of the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis; having more than one valence, or having a valence of 3 or higher

  • mumbler - noun a person who speaks softly and indistinctly

  • mumbling - noun ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth); indistinct enunciation

  • mummer - noun an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression

  • mummery - noun meaningless ceremonies and flattery

  • mummichog - noun silver-and-black killifish of saltwater marshes along the Atlantic coast of the United States

  • mummification - noun embalmment and drying a dead body and wrapping it as a mummy; a condition resembling that of a mummy; (pathology) gangrene that develops in the presence of arterial obstruction and is characterized by dryness of the dead tissue and a dark brown color

  • mummify - verb dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture; remove the organs and dry out (a dead body) in order to preserve it; preserve while making lifeless

  • mumps - noun an acute contagious viral disease characterized by fever and by swelling of the parotid glands

  • mumpsimus - noun a traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable

  • muncher - noun a chewer who makes a munching noise

  • munda - noun a family of languages spoken by people scattered throughout central India

  • mundanely - adv. in a mundane manner; in a worldly manner

  • mundaneness - noun the quality of being commonplace and ordinary; the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment

  • mundanity - noun the quality of being commonplace and ordinary; the quality or character of being intellectually sophisticated and worldly through cultivation or experience or disillusionment

  • municipality - noun people living in a town or city having local self-government; an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government

  • municipally - adv. by municipality

  • munificence - noun liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit

  • munificently - adv. in a generous manner

  • munj - noun tough Asiatic grass whose culms are used for ropes and baskets

  • munjeet - noun perennial East Indian creeping or climbing herb used for dye in the orient

  • muntiacus - noun muntjacs

  • muntingia - noun one species: Jamaican cherry; sometimes placed in family Flacourtiaceae

  • muntjac - noun small Asian deer with small antlers and a cry like a bark

  • muraenidae - noun marine eels

  • muralist - noun a painter of murals

  • murderer - noun a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)

  • murderess - noun a woman murderer

  • murderously - adv. as if bent on murder; in a murderous frenzy

  • murderousness - noun cruelty evidence by a capability to commit murder; a bloodthirsty hatred arousing murderous impulses

  • muridae - noun originally Old World rats now distributed worldwide; distinguished from the Cricetidae by typically lacking cheek pouches

  • murillo - noun Spanish painter (1617-1682)

  • murine - adj. of or relating to or transmitted by a member of the family Muridae (rats and mice); noun a rodent that is a member of the family Muridae

  • murkily - adv. unclearly; with a dim light

  • murkiness - noun the quality of being cloudy; an atmosphere in which visibility is reduced because of a cloud of some substance

  • murmuration - noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech

  • murmurer - noun a person who speaks softly and indistinctly

  • murmuring - adj. making a low continuous indistinct sound; noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone; a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech

  • murmurous - adj. characterized by soft sounds

  • murrain - noun any disease of domestic animals that resembles a plague

  • mus - noun type genus of the Muridae: common house mice; the tips of the upper incisors have a square notch

  • musa - noun type genus of the Musaceae: bananas

  • musaceae - noun treelike tropical Asian herbs

  • musales - noun tropical plants

  • musca - noun type genus of the Muscidae: houseflies; a small constellation in the polar region of the southern hemisphere near the Southern Cross and Chamaeleon

  • muscadel - noun wine from muscat grapes

  • muscadine - noun dull-purple grape of southern United States; native grape of southeastern United States; origin of many cultivated varieties

  • muscardinus - noun a genus of Gliridae

  • muscari - noun sometimes placed in family Hyacinthaceae

  • muscatel - noun sweet aromatic grape used for raisins and wine; wine from muscat grapes

  • musci - noun true mosses: bryophytes having leafy rather than thalloid gametophytes: comprises orders Andreaeales; Bryales; Dicranales; Eubryales; Sphagnales

  • muscicapa - noun type genus of the Muscicapidae

  • muscicapidae - noun Old World (true) flycatchers

  • muscidae - noun two-winged flies especially the housefly

  • muscoidea - noun two-winged flies especially the families: Muscidae; Gasterophilidae; Calliphoridae; Tachinidae

  • muscularity - noun the physiological state of having or consisting of muscle; an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing); possessing muscular strength

  • muser - noun a reflective thinker characterized by quiet contemplation

  • musette - noun a small bagpipe formerly popular in France

  • musgu - noun a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad

  • musher - noun a traveler who drives (or travels with) a dog team

  • mushiness - noun a mushy pulpy softness; falsely emotional in a maudlin way

  • musical - adj. characteristic of or resembling or accompanied by music; talented in or devoted to music; characterized by or capable of producing music; containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody; noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing

  • musicality - noun the property of sounding like music

  • musically - adv. in a musical manner

  • musicalness - noun the property of sounding like music

  • musicianship - noun artistry in performing music

  • musicological - adj. of or relating to musicology

  • musicologist - noun a student of musicology

  • musing - adj. persistently or morbidly thoughtful; noun a calm lengthy intent consideration

  • musingly - adv. in a reflective manner

  • muskat - noun any of several cultivated grapevines that produce sweet white grapes

  • musketeer - noun a foot soldier armed with a musket

  • musketry - noun the technique of using small arms (especially in battle); musketeers and their muskets collectively

  • muskhogean - noun a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States; a member of any of the peoples formerly living in southeastern United States and speaking Muskhogean languages

  • muskiness - noun having the olfactory properties of musk

  • muskogee - noun the Muskhogean language spoken by the Muskogee; a town in eastern Oklahoma on the Arkansas River; a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Georgia and eastern Alabama and constituting the core of the Creek Confederacy

  • muskwood - noun musk-scented shrub or tree of southern and southeastern Australia having creamy-yellow flower heads

  • musky - adj. resembling the smell of musk

  • musnud - noun a seat with a cushion that is used as a throne by Indian princes

  • musophaga - noun type genus of the Musophagidae

  • musophagidae - noun touracos

  • musquash - noun beaver-like aquatic rodent of North America with dark glossy brown fur

  • muss - noun a state of confusion and disorderliness; verb make messy or untidy

  • mussiness - noun a state of confusion and disorderliness

  • mussitate - verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice

  • mussitation - noun a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech

  • mussy - adj. dirty and disorderly

  • mustached - adj. having a moustache

  • mustachioed - adj. having a moustache

  • mustela - noun type genus of the family Mustelidae: minks and weasels

  • mustelid - noun fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals

  • mustelidae - noun weasels; polecats; ferrets; minks; fishers; otters; badgers; skunks; wolverines; martens

  • musteline - noun fissiped fur-bearing carnivorous mammals

  • mustelus - noun smooth dogfishes

  • muster - noun a gathering of military personnel for duty; compulsory military service; verb call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.; gather or bring together

  • mustiness - noun the quality of smelling or tasting old or stale or mouldy

  • mutability - noun the quality of being capable of mutation

  • mutable - adj. capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature

  • mutableness - noun the quality of being capable of mutation

  • mutafacient - adj. capable of inducing mutation (used mainly of intracellular agents)

  • mutagenic - adj. capable of inducing mutation (used mainly of extracellular factors such as X-rays or chemical pollution)

  • mutation - noun a change or alteration in form or qualities; (genetics) any event that changes genetic structure; any alteration in the inherited nucleic acid sequence of the genotype of an organism; (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

  • mutational - adj. of or relating to or resulting from mutation

  • mutative - adj. of or pertaining to or marked by genetic mutation

  • mutely - adv. without speaking

  • muteness - noun a refusal to speak when expected; the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak

  • mutilation - noun an injury that deprives you of a limb or other important body part

  • mutilator - noun a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples

  • mutillidae - noun a family of wasps

  • mutinous - adj. consisting of or characterized by or inciting to mutiny; disposed to or in a state of mutiny

  • mutisia - noun any of various plants of the genus Mutisia

  • mutism - noun the condition of being unable or unwilling to speak

  • mutterer - noun a person who speaks softly and indistinctly

  • muttering - noun a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone; a low continuous indistinct sound; often accompanied by movement of the lips without the production of articulate speech

  • muttonfish - noun similar to and often marketed as `red snapper'

  • muttonhead - noun these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

  • mutualism - noun the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other

  • mutualist - adj. mutually dependent

  • mutuality - noun a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups); a reciprocality of sentiments

  • mutually - adv. in a mutual or shared manner

  • mutualness - noun a reciprocality of sentiments

  • muumuu - noun a woman's loose unbelted dress

  • muzhik - noun a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)

  • muzzler - noun someone who muzzles animals

  • muzzy - adj. confused and vague; used especially of thinking; indistinct or hazy in outline

  • mya - noun type genus of the family Myacidae

  • myalgia - noun pain in a muscle or group of muscles

  • myalgic - adj. of or relating to myalgia

  • myasthenia - noun any muscular weakness; a chronic progressive disease characterized by chronic fatigue and muscular weakness (especially in the face and neck); caused by a deficiency of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junctions

  • mycelium - noun the vegetative part of a fungus consisting of a mass of branching threadlike hyphae

  • mycetophilidae - noun fungus gnats

  • mycobacteriaceae - noun a family of bacteria

  • mycobacterium - noun rod-shaped bacteria some saprophytic or causing diseases

  • mycologist - noun a botanist who specializes in the study of fungi

  • mycophagist - noun a person or animal who eats fungi (especially mushrooms)

  • mycophagy - noun the practice of eating fungi (especially mushrooms collected in the wild)

  • mycosis - noun an inflammatory condition caused by a fungus

  • mycteria - noun a genus of storks of the family Ciconiidae now including only the American wood ibis

  • myctophidae - noun deep-sea fishes comprising the lantern fishes

  • mydriasis - noun reflex pupillary dilation as a muscle pulls the iris outward; occurs in response to a decrease in light or certain drugs

  • mydriatic - noun a drug that causes the pupil of the eye to dilate; used to aid eye examinations

  • myelencephalon - noun the posterior part of the hindbrain in developing vertebrates; forms the medulla oblongata in adults

  • myelic - adj. of or relating to the spinal cord

  • myelin - noun a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers

  • myelinated - adj. (of neurons) covered with a layer of myelin

  • myelinic - adj. of or relating to the substance that forms a sheath around the axon of some nerve fibers

  • myelinization - noun the development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber

  • myelitis - noun inflammation of the spinal cord

  • myeloblast - noun a precursor of leukocytes that normally occurs only in bone marrow

  • myelocyte - noun an immature leukocyte normally found in bone marrow

  • myeloma - noun a tumor of the bone marrow (usually malignant) composed of cells normally found in bone marrow

  • myelomeningocele - noun a congenital defect of the central nervous system in which a sac containing part of the spinal cord and its meninges protrude through a gap in the vertebral column; frequently accompanied by hydrocephalus and mental retardation
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