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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 7
1. Anything used to effect a purpose; any device or contrivance; an agent.
3. A compound machine by which any physical power is applied to produce a given physical effect.
4. ( Pronounced, in this sense) Natural capacity; ability; skill.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To assault with an engine.
2. To equip with an engine; - said especially of steam vessels; as, vessels are often built by one firm and engined by another.
3. ( Pronounced, in this sense) To rack; to torture.
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