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 canal canal

noun

  • long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation  ( canal )
    long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
  • a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance  ( canal, channel, duct, epithelial duct )
    a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
     the tear duct was obstructed
    the tear duct was obstructed
     the alimentary canal
    the alimentary canal
     poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs
    poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs
  • (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion  ( canal )
    (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
  • verb

  • provide (a city) with a canal  ( canal, canalise, canalize )
    provide (a city) with a canal


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