feeling of annoyance or mortification
embarrass and annoy; mortify
[C17: from French of chagrin, chagriner, unknown origin]
, ˈchagrined ˈchagrinned adj
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Related to colloidal: colloidal solution, Colloidal silver
a. A system in which finely divided particles, which are approximately 1 to 1,000 millimicrons in size, are dispersed within a continuous medium in a manner that prevents them from being filtered easily or settled rapidly.
b. The particulate matter so dispersed.
2. The gelatinous stored secretion of the thyroid gland, consisting mainly of thyroglobulin.
3. Gelatinous material resulting from degeneration in diseased tissue.
Of, relating to, containing, or having the nature of a colloid.
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intr.v. , vac·il·lat·ed , vac·il·lat·ing vac·il·lates
1. To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver: She vacillated about whether to leave.
2. To change between one state and another; fluctuate: The weather vacillated between sunny and rainy.
3. To Archaic sway from one side to the other.
[Latin vacillāre , , vacillāt- to .] waver
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v. , crooned , croon·ing croons
1. To hum or sing softly.
2. To sing popular songs in a soft, sentimental manner.
3. To Scots roar or bellow.
sing softly or in a humming way: crooning a lullaby.
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a. An artificial channel for conducting water, with a valve or gate to regulate the flow: sluices connecting a reservoir with irrigated fields.
b. A valve or gate used in such a channel; a floodgate: open sluices to flood a dry dock. Also called . sluice gate
2. A body of water impounded behind a floodgate.
3. A sluiceway.
4. A long inclined trough, as for carrying logs or separating gold ore.
v. , sluiced , sluic·ing sluic·es
1. To flood or drench with or as if with a flow of released water.
2. To wash with water flowing in a sluice: sluicing sediment for gold.
3. To draw off or let out by a sluice: sluice floodwater.
4. To send (logs, for example) down a sluice.
flow out from or as if from a sluice.
[Middle English , scluse from Old French , escluse from Late Latin , exclūsa from Latin, feminine past participle of , exclūdere to ; shut out see .] exclude
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