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labanotation
n. - a method of writing down the movements, etc., of ballet diagrammatically.
 
labefact, labefy
v. - weaken. labefactation, labefaction, n.
 
labefy
v. - to weaken
 
labellate
adj. - lipped. labelloid, adj. lip-like. labellum, n. (pl. - la) lip of flower's corolla.
 
labidophorous
adj. - with a pair of pincer-like organs.
 
labile
adj. - prone to change; unstable
 
labiodental
adj. - pertaining to or pronounced with lips and teeth; n. such sound, as f. labiomancy, n. lip-reading. labionasal, n. & a. (sound) pronounced with lips and nasal passage, as m. labiovelar, n. & a. (sound) pronounced with rounded lips and back of tongue raised, as w.
 
labrose
adj. - thick-lipped.
 
lacertilian
n. - another name for a lizard
 
laches
n. - negligence; carelessness.
 
lachrymal
adj. - pertaining to tears and weeping; n.pl. organs secreting tears; crying fits. lachrymary, adj. lachrymation, n. lachrymator, n. substance or gas causing tears. lachrymatory, n. narrow-necked vase; tear-bottle. lachrymiform, adj. tear-shaped. lachrymist, n. weeper. lachrymogenic, adj. causing tears. lachrymose, adj. tearful.
 
laciniate
adj. - fringed; jagged, slashed. laciniform, adj. like a fringe. laciniose, adj. lacinulate, adj. with fine or small fringe. laciniation, n.
 
lacis
n. - network; filet lace.
 
laconicum
n. - a steam bath
 
lactarium
n. - dairy. lactary, adj. pertaining to milk.
 
lactate
v. -i. secrete milk; suckle young; n. salt or ester of lactic acid. lactation, n.
 
lacteal
adj. - pertaining to milk; n. & a. (vessel) conveying chyle. lactean, adj. milky.
 
lactescent
adj. - like milk; secreting milk; yielding milky substance. lacteous, adj. milky. lactescence, n.
 
lactivorous
adj. - living on milk
 
lacuna
n. - (pl. -ae ) gap; interval; hiatus. lacunal, lacunose, lacunar, lacunary, adj.
 
lacuscular
adj. - pertaining to pools.
 
lacustrine
adj. - pertaining to lakes. lacustral, adj. lacustrian, a.; n. lake-dweller.
 
ladrone
n. - robber. ladronism, n. brigandage.
 
laevoduction
n. - movement leftwards. laevogyrate, laevorotatory, adj. turning to left, especially plane of polarized light. laevoversion, n. turning of eyes to left. laevulose, n. kind of very sweet sugar obtained from sucrose. .
 
lagan
n. - goods lying on sea-bed, often at marked spot.
 
lagena
n. - (pl. -ae) flask. lageniform, adj. flask-shaped.
 
lagnosis
n. - satyriasis
 
lagophthalmus, lagopthalmos
n. - condition of incomplete closure of eye. lagopthalmic, adj.
 
lagotic
adj. - having rabbitlike ears
 
laic
adj. - not clerical or ecclesiastical; lay. laicism, n. anticlericalism. laicize, v. divest of ecclesiastical nature; give over to lay control.
 
lallation
n. - infant's talk, or speech similar to it; pronunciation of r as l.
 
lallophobia
n. - fear of speaking
 
lalochezia
n. - filthy talk to relieve tension
 
laloplegia
n. - loss of speech caused by paralysis.
 
lama
n. - Tibetan monk or priest. lamaic, lamaistic, adj. lamaism, lamaist, n. lamasery, n. lama monastery.
 
lambent
adj. - shining gently or playing about surface; flickering; gently radiant. lambency, n.
 
lambert
n. - unit of brightness: brightness of surface radiating one lumen per square centimetre.
 
lambrequin
n. - ornamental hanging over upper part of window or along the edge of a shelf; border pattern with draped effect used in ceramics; covering for helmet.
 
lamella
n. - (pl. -ae ) thin plate or layer. lamelloid, adj. like lamella. lamellose, lamellar, lamellary, adj. lamellated, adj. composed of such. lamellation, n.
 
lamia
n. - mythical monster with snake's body and woman's head and breasts.
 
lamiaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like mint; belonging to mint family of plants.
 
lamina
n. - (pl. -ae) thin plate or layer; flake. laminal, laminose, laminous, laminar, laminary, adj. laminate, v.i. & t. split into laminae; bond several laminae together; plate with metal; a. shaped like or composed of laminae. lamination, n.
 
lammergeier
n. - eagle- and vulture-like bird of prey, largest of Europe; bearded vulture.
 
lampadedromy
n. - foot race with lighted torches, especially relay race in which torch is passed on. lampadephore, n. torchbearer.
 
lampadomancy
n. - fortunetelling with the flame of a torch
 
lamprophony
n. - speaking in clear, loud voice.
 
lampyrid
adj.,n. - (pertaining to) glow-worm or fire-fly. lampyrine, adj.
 
lanameter
n. - mechanical means of determining quality of wool. lanate, adj. woolly.
 
lanceolate
adj. - having shape of lance-head, especially tapering at each end. lanceolation, n.
 
lancinate
adj. - lacerate; pierce. lancination, n.
 
landau
n. - four-wheeler carriage with folding hood and removable top. landaulette, n. coupé with folding hood.
 
landes
n. - pl. desert or marshy lowlands beside sea.
 
languescent
adj. - becoming tired
 
languet(te)
n. - tongue-like appendage or outgrowth.
 
laniary
adj.,n. - canine (tooth). laniariform, adj.
 
lanugo
n. - woolly down, especially covering human fetus. lanuginose, lanuginous, adj. downy.
 
lapactic
adj.,n. - purgative. laparectomy, laparotomy, n. operation for removal of part of wall of abdomen.
 
lapicide
n. - stone-cutter.
 
lapidate
v. - stone to death. lapidation, lapidator, n.
 
lapideous
adj. - of or cut in stone. lapidicolous, adj. living under stones. lapidific, adj. forming stone. lapidify, v. turn into stone.
 
lapillus
n. - small fragment of volcanic rock
 
lappaceous
adj. - prickly.
 
lappet
n. - flap or fold (on garment); fleshy lobe.
 
lapsus calami
phr. - a slip of the pen; lapsus pennae
 
lapsus linguae
n. - (pl. same) 'slip of the tongue'. lapsus memoriae, slip of memory.
 
larboard
n. - archaic, port.
 
lares
n. -pl. pl. local or tutelary gods. lares and penates, household gods.
 
larine
adj. - pertaining to or like gulls.
 
larithmics
n. - study of population statistics.
 
larmoyant
adj. - tearful; weeping.
 
lascar
n. - native sailor or soldier.
 
lasher
n. - weir; water in or pool below weir.
 
lassipedes
n. - tired feet
 
lasslorn
adj. - stood up by one's lady
 
latebricole
adj. - living in holes.
 
lateen
adj. - applied to triangular sail rigged on spar forming angle of 45° with mast. lateener, n. lateen-rigged vessel.
 
laterigrade
adj.,n. - (animal) moving sideways or crab-wise.
 
laterite
n. - Geology, red clay formed by weathering of oxide- bearing rocks. lateritic, adj. lateritious, adj. brick-red in color.
 
lateroversion
n. - Medicine, sideways displacement of organ.
 
latescent
adj. - becoming latent.
 
laticostate
adj. - having broad ribs. latidentate, adj. having broad teeth. latipennate, adj. having broad wings. latirostrate, adj. having broad beak.
 
latitidinarian
n. - characterized by liberality in opinion or inaction; tolerant in one's views
 
latitudinarian
adj.,n. - (person) having broad and free views, especially religious. latitudinarianism, n.
 
latitudinous
adj. - (of attitude, interpretation) having breadth.
 
latrant
adj. - snarling, complaining
 
latticinio
n. - kind of glass with white veins.
 
laureate
adj. - crowned with laurel wreath as prize or sign of distinction; n. such person, especially poet; prize-winner;, v. bestow laurel wreath on. laureation, n.
 
laurence
n. - bending of lightwaves by heat as seen on pavement on hot summer day
 
lavage
n. - washing (out). lavation, n.
 
laxation
n. - act of loosening; state of being loosened.
 
layette
n. - clothing, bedding, etc., for new-born child.
 
lazar
n. - leper; any plague-stricken person. lazaretto, n. leper hospital.
 
lazarole
n. - medlar.
 
lecanomancy
n. - fortunetelling by looking at water in a basin
 
lecheur
n. - a devotee of oral intercourse; a licker
 
lecithal
adj. - having yolk. lecithity, n.
 
lectern
n. - reading desk. lection, n. variant reading in a particular edition of a text.
 
lectionary
n. - list of parts of Scriptures ordered to be read in churches.
 
lectual
adj. - necessitating confinement to bed.
 
leggiadrous
adj. - graceful
 
leguleian
adj. - like lawyer; pettifogging; n. lawyer. leguleious, adj.
 
leguminous
adj. - applied to plants with seeds in pods. legume, n. vegetable; leguminous plant grown as forage; pod. leguminiform, adj. pod-shaped. leguminose, adj.
 
leiotrichous
adj. - smooth-haired. leiotrichy, n. leiophyllous, adj. smooth-leaved.
 
leister
n. - trident for spearing fish.
 
lemma
n. - (pl. -mas, -mata ) Logic, major premise; (argument or theme used as) the title of a composition; Lexicography, word considered as a headword, accompanied by all its inflected forms. Botany, flowering glume of grass.
 
lemnaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like duckweed; belonging to duckweed family of plants.
 
lemures
n. - spirits of dead.
 
lenitive
adj.,n. - soothing (drug); gentle laxative; palliative. lenity, n. gentleness; leniency.
 
lenocinant
adj. - lewd
 
lentic
adj. - pertaining to or living in still water.
 
lentiginous
adj. - full of freckles
 
lentigo
n. - (pl. -tigines ) freckle or freckle-like condition. lentiginous, adj. freckly; scurfy.
 
lentitude
n. - slowness; lethargy. lentitudinous, adj.
 
lentoid
adj. - lens-shaped.
 
leodicean
adj. - lacking religious fervor; or lacking strong feelings generally; indifferent
 
leontiasis
n. - kind of leprosy giving leonine appearance to face. leontiasis ossea, hypertrophy of facial bones.
 
lepidopterous
adj. - having four scale-covered wings. lepidopteran, lepidopteron, n. (pl. -ra) such insect, as moth or butterfly. lepidopterology, n. study of such insects. lepidopterologist, n.
 
lepidosis
n. - scaly skin disease. lepidote, adj. scurf-covered.
 
leporid
adj. - pertaining or belonging to the family comprising rabbits and hares; n. animal of this family. leporine, adj. pertaining to or like a hare.
 
leptocephalous
adj. - having very narrow head. leptocephalia, n. such condition. leptocephalus, n. (pl. -li ) larva of conger eel; conger eel; leptocephalous person.
 
leptochroous
adj. - having very thin skin. leptochroa, n.
 
leptodactylous
adj. - having slender toes
 
leptologia
n. - subtle speech or quibbling
 
leptophyllous
adj. - having long thin leaves.
 
leptorrhine
adj. - (person) with long thin nose. leptorrhinism, n.
 
lestobiosis
n. - (pl. -ses ) mode of life characterized by furtive stealing, especially as found where two species of ant live side by side.
 
Lethe
n. - river of Hades in Greek mythology, whose waters grant oblivion; forgetfulness of past; peace of mind. Lethean, adj. lethiferous, adj. deadly.
 
lethiforous
adj. - deadly; destructive
 
lethologica
n. - inability to remember the right word
 
lethonomia
n. - a propensity for forgetting names
 
leucocyte
n. - white corpuscle of blood. leucocytic, adj. leucocytoid, adj. leucocytosis, n. increase in number of leucocytes in blood.
 
leucoma
n. - whiteness and thickening of cornea. leucomatous, adj.
 
leucomelanous, leucomelanic
adj. - a. having dark hair and eyes, and fair skin.
 
leucopenia
n. - decrease in number of leucocytes in blood. leucopenic, adj.
 
leucophyllous
adj. - with white leaves.
 
leucopoiesis
n. - formation of leucocytes. leucopoietic, adj.
 
leucotomy
n. - lobotomy.
 
leucous
adj. - white; fair; albino.
 
levant
v. -i. flee from creditors.
 
levator
n. - (pl. levatores ), muscle raising limb or part.
 
levigate
v. - make smooth; polish; mix thoroughly; reduce to powder or paste; a. smooth. levigation, levigator, n.
 
levirate
n. - custom requiring a man to marry his brother's widow.
 
levisomnous
adj. - watchful
 
lewisite
n. - Chemistry, blistering liquid, derived from arsenic and acetylene, used in war; Geology, yellow or brown mineral containing antimony.
 
lex
n. - (pl. leges ) law. lex domicilii, law of the country where a person is domiciled. lex fori, law of the country where an action is brought. lex loci, law of the country where a transaction, tort, etc. occurs. lex non scripta, unwritten law. lex talionis, law of an eye for an eye; law of equal retaliation.
 
lexiphanic
adj. - using many long words; bombastic. lexiphanism, n.
 
lexiphanicism
n. - priggish, over-latinized writing; pretentious vocabulary or grandiose phraseology
 
liaise
v. -i. establish and maintain contact; co-operate. liaison, n. communication, contact and co-operation; illicit sexual relationship; thickening agent for soups and sauces; pronunciation of normally silent final consonant before word beginning with a vowel.
 
libanophorous
adj. - yielding incense. libaniferous, libanotophorous, adj.
 
libeccio, libecchio
n. - south-west wind.
 
liberticide
n. - destruction or destroyer of liberty. liberticidal, adj.
 
librate
v. -i. oscillate before settling into equilibrium; be poised; balance. libration, n. Astronomy, apparent swinging of moon's visible surface. libratory, adj.
 
libriform
adj. - like liber.
 
licentiate
n. - certificated member; person with licence to practise. licentiation, n.
 
licit
adj. - lawful.
 
lictor
n. - magistrate's attendant bearing fasces in ancient Rome. lictorian, adj.
 
lidar
n. - system of using lasers in the same way as radar: acronym of Light Detection and Ranging.
 
lienal
adj. - pertaining to spleen. lienic, adj. lienitis, n. inflammation of spleen.
 
lientery
n. - diarrhoeal discharge of incompletely digested food. lienteric, adj.
 
lierne
n. - Architecture, short secondary rib connecting principal ribs especially in Gothic vaulting.
 
ligate
v. - tie. ligation, n. ligature, n. tie; link; bandage; two conjoined letters, as fl.
 
ligneous
adj. - wood-like; containing wood. lignescent, adj. rather woody. lignicolous, adj. living in wood. lignify, v.i. & t. become or make woody. ligniperdous, adj. destroying wood. lignite, n. woody brown coal. lignum vitae, Latin, 'wood of life'; several W Indian and other varieties of guaiacum tree.
 
ligule
n. - thin outgrowth at junction of leaf and leafstalk. ligulate, adj. having ligule; strap- shaped. liguloid, adj. like ligule.
 
limacine
adj. - pertaining to slugs. limaceous, adj. limacoid, adj. slug-like.
 
limation
n. - polishing; smoothing; correction of astronomical errors.
 
limbate
adj. - having border, especially (Botany) of different color from the rest. limbation, n
 
limbus
n. - border.
 
limen
n. - (pl. limens, limina ) Psychology, threshold; limit below which a stimulus becomes imperceptible.
 
limes
n. - (pl. limites ) ancient Roman fortified boundary.
 
limicolous
adj. - living in mud. limicoline, adj. living on shore; pertaining to wading birds.
 
liminal
adj. - pertaining to or at threshold.
 
limitrophe
adj. - situated on border or along boundary; adjacent.
 
limivorous
adj. - swallowing mud.
 
limn
v. - portray; paint; delineate. limner, n.
 
limnetic
adj. - pertaining to or inhabiting fresh water. limnobiology, n. study of freshwater life. limnology, n. general study of lakes and ponds. limnophilous, adj. inhabiting freshwater ponds.
 
limoniad
n. - meadow nymph.
 
limophoitos
n. - insanity due to lack of food
 
limosis
n. - urgent desire to eat chalk
 
limuloid
adj.,n. - (pertaining to) king crab.
 
linaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like flax; belonging to the flax family of plants.
 
linctus
n. - medicated syrup for throat.
 
linden
n. - lime tree.
 
lineaments
n. -pl. facial features or outline; distinctive characteristics. lineamental, adj.
 
linguiform
adj. - tongue-shaped.
 
liparoid
adj. - fatty. lipase, n. enzyme hydrolysing fats. lipogenous, adj. fat-producing.
 
lipogram
n. - composition in which all words containing a certain letter or letters are omitted.
 
lipography
n. - accidental omission of a letter or syllable.
 
lipoid
adj. - like fat. lipoidal, lipoidic, adj. lipolysis, n. disintegration of fat. lipoma, n. ( pl. - mata ) fatty tumour. lipomatosis, n. presence of many lipomata; obesity.
 
lipothymy, lipothymia
n. - swoon. lipothymial, lipothymic, adj.
 
lippitude
n. - soreness or bleariness of eyes.
 
lipsanographer
n. - writer about relics. lipsanotheca, n. holder for relics.
 
liquate
v. - separate or purify (metals) by heating to liquify certain components.
 
liquescent
adj. - melting. liquescence, liquescency, n.
 
lissotrichous
adj. - having straight hair. lissotrichan, lissotrichian, adj. lissotrichy, n.
 
literation
n. - representation of sounds by letters.
 
lithiasis
n. - formation of calculi in body.
 
lithochromy
n. - painting on stone. lithochromatics, n. chromolithography.
 
lithoclase
n. - Geology, crack in rock. lithoclast, n. stone breaker; stone- breaking instrument.
 
lithogenesis
n. - study of rock formation; calculi formation. lithogenetic, adj. lithogenous, adj. producing stone.
 
lithoid(al)
adj. - stone-like. litholatry, n. worship of stones. lithology, n. study of rocks or calculi. lithontriptic n. & a. (substance) dissolving stones in bladder. lithophagous, adj. swallowing or burrowing in, stone lithophilous, adj. growing among stones. lithophyte, n. plant growing on rock. lithopone, n. white pigment used in paints consisting of a mixture of zinc sulphide and barium sulphate. lithosphere, n. earth's outer crust. lithotomy, n.cutting for stone in bladder. lithotrity, n. breaking up stone in bladder.
 
litmus
n. - dye obtained from lichens, used in chemical tests, being turned red by acid and blue by alkali.
 
litotes
n. - rhetorical device of understatement.
 
littoral
adj. - pertaining to or on seashore; n. such region
 
liturate
adj. - spotted.
 
livedo
n. - blueness of skin due to congestion.
 
lixiviate
v. - separate by washing with solvent; treat with lye, etc. lixiviation, n. lixiviator, n. lixivium, n. solution resulting from lixiviation; lye.
 
lobate
adj. - having lobes. lobal, lobar, adj. lobe-like.
 
lobule
n. - small lobe. lobular, lolulate(d) a. having lobules.
 
locative
adj.,n. - Grammar, (case) signifying place where.
 
locellus
n. - (pl. -li ) compartment of cell. locellate, adj. divided into locelli.
 
lochetic
adj. - waiting for prey; in ambush.
 
lockrums
n. - ideas that aren't very popular
 
locomobile
adj.,n. - self-propelling (machine).
 
locoum, lokoum
n. - Turkish delight.
 
loculus
n. - (pl. -li) cell; cavity; compartment. locular, loculate, adj having or divided into loculi. loculation, n.
 
locum tenens
n. - 'holding place'; deputy.
 
locus classicus
phr. - a place of the highest class: illustrative, model passage from a literary work or classic that is commonly citedfor its style, usage, etc.
 
locus communis
phr. - a public place: commonplace passage that is often quoted; cliche expression
 
loganamnosis
n. - a mania to recall forgotten words
 
logodaedaly
n. - verbal legerdemain, esp. in the imaginative or capricious coining of new words; word skill
 
logogogue
n. - person laying down law about words.
 
logogram, logograph
n. - sign representing word. logogrammatic, adj. logography, n. reporting, as of speeches, etc., in long-hand by relays of writers.
 
logolepsy
n. - an obsession with words
 
logolept
n. - a person who is obsessed with words
 
logomachy
n. - a dispute over words; semantic contentious getting away from issues or reality
 
logometer
n. - device or scale for measuring chemical equivalents. logometric, adj.
 
logomisia
n. - disgust for particular words
 
logopedia
n. - study of speech defects.
 
loimic
adj. - pertaining to plague. loimology, n. study of plague.
 
longanimity
n. - silent suffering while planning revenge
 
longe
n. - rope or place for training horses.
 
longeron
n. - structure running length of aircraft fuselage.
 
longinquity
n. - remoteness
 
longueur
n. - a long and tedious section of a book, play, etc.
 
loppett
n. - to stumble while walking or running
 
loquitur
v. -i. 'he (she) speaks'.
 
lordosis
n. - forward spinal curvature. lordotic, adj.
 
lore
n. - space between eye and beak or snout. loral, adj. loreal, n. & a. (scale, etc.) situated on the lore.
 
lorgnette
n. - pair of spectacles or opera glasses on a handle.
 
loricate
adj. - cover with protective layer; encrust; plate. lorication, n.
 
lotic
adj. - pertaining to or living in fast-flowing water.
 
lotophagous
adj. - lotus-eating; indolent. lotophagi, n. pl. lotus-eaters; day-dreamers.
 
louche
adj. - disreputable; morally dubious.
 
lovertine
adj. - addicted to love-making
 
loxodograph
n. - device for recording ship's course. loxodrome, n. line on globe equally oblique to all meridians. loxodromics, n. sailing on loxodromes.
 
loxophthalmus
n. - squint.
 
loxotic
adj. - slanting, distorted
 
lubricity
n. - slipperiness; wiliness; indecency; lubricious, lubricous, adj.
 
lucarne
n. - dormer window.
 
lucent
adj. - shining; clear. lucence, lucency, n.
 
lucernal
adj. - pertaining to lamp.
 
luciferous
adj. - illuminating, literally and figuratively
 
lucriferous
adj. - profitable, lucrative
 
lucripetous
adj. - money hungry
 
luctation
n. - a struggle for success
 
luctiferous
adj. - sad and sorry
 
lucubrate
v. -i. study laboriously, especially at night; work by artificial light. lucubration, n. act or result of lucubrating; over-elaborated literary work. lucubrator, n. lucubratory, adj. pertaining to night work; laborious.
 
lucubration
n. - to burn the midnight oil; suggesting pretentious,laborious study
 
luculent
adj. - readily understood; clear; lucid
 
lucus a non lucendo
phr. - an absurd word derivation; illogical explanationor non sequitur
 
ludibrious
adj. - ludicrous; making fun of
 
ludibundness
n. - playfulness
 
ludicropathetic
adj. - ludicrous and pathetic
 
ludification
n. - deriding
 
lues
n. - syphilis; any similar disease. luetic, adj.
 
Luftmensch
n. - someone with his head in the clouds
 
lugehovey
n. - pawnshop
 
lumbrical
adj. - (pertaining to) small muscle of palm or sole.
 
lumbricine
adj. - pertaining to or like an earthworm. lumbriciform, lumbricoid, adj. like an earthworm. lumbricosis, n. infestation with intestinal round- worms.
 
lunate
adj. - crescent-shaped. lunation, n. changes of moon; interval between successive new moons.
 
lunette
n. - crescent-shaped ornament or object; opening or window in vault.
 
lunistice
n. - time each month at which moon is farthest north or south. lunistitial, adj.
 
lunula, lunule
n. - cresent-shaped mark or organ; 'half-moon' on finger nail. lunulate, adj. bearing lunula; like a small crescent. lunulet, n. crescent- shaped spot.
 
lupanar
n. - brothel.
 
lupanariam
n. - lubricious, lascivious, and lewd
 
lupulin
n. - yellow powder on hop cones, used as sedative. lupuline, lupulinous, adj. like a hop-cluster. lupulinic, adj. pertaining to lupulin or hops.
 
lurdan(e)
adj.,n. - dull and lazy (person). lurdanism, n.
 
lurgulary
n. - the act of poisoning water
 
lusory
adj. - playful.
 
lustration
n. - purifying rite, especially washing. lustral, lustrical, adj. used in lustration. lustrate, v. purify.
 
lustrine
n. - lustrous silk or cotton material.
 
lustrum
n. - (pl. -ra) period of five years; purification of Roman nation every five years; census.
 
lusus naturae
n. - 'sport of nature'; freak.
 
lutaceous
adj. - pertaining to or made of mud.
 
lutarious
adj. - pertaining to, living in, or lookinglike mud
 
luteous
adj. - yellow; yellowish. luteolous, adj. somewhat yellow. lutescent, adj. yellowish.
 
lutose
adj. - covered with mud or clay.
 
lutrine
adj. - pertaining to or like an otter; belonging to the otter subfamily of animals.
 
lutulent
adj. - thick; muddy. lutulence, n.
 
luxate
v. - displace; dislocate. luxation, n.
 
lyddite
n. - high explosive for shells, largely picric acid.
 
Lydian
adj. - pertaining to ancient Lydia, noted for its wealth and voluptuousness; luxurious; effeminate.
 
lygophilia
n. - love of darkness
 
lymacatexis
n. - neurotic preoccupation with dirt
 
lyncean
adj. - pertaining to or like a lynx; keen-sighted.
 
lypemania
n. - intense nervous depression.
 
lypophrenia
n. - a vague feeling of sadness, seeminglywithout cause
 
lypothymia
n. - lypemania.
 
lysimeter
n. - device measuring percolation of water through soils and the removal of soluble constituents.
 
lysis
n. - Chemistry, disintegration or destruction of cells; Medicine, gradual recovery from disease. lysigenic, lysigenous, adj. formed by lysis. lysin, n. substance causing lysis. lysogen, n. antigen increasing lysin production.
 
lyssa
n. - rabies or hydrophobia. lyssic, adj. lyssophobia, n. dread of going insane.
 
lyssophobia
n. - fear of becoming mad
 
lyterian
adj. - Medicine, pertaining to lysis.
 
lythcoop
n. - an auction sale of the contents of a house
 

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