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found•er



Pronunciation: (foun'dur), [key]
n.
a person who founds or establishes.

found•er



Pronunciation: (foun'dur), [key]
v.i.
1. (of a ship, boat, etc.) to fill with water and sink.
2. to fall or sink down, as buildings, ground, etc.: Built on a former lake bed, the building has foundered nearly ten feet.
3. to become wrecked; fail utterly: The project foundered because public support was lacking.
4. to stumble, break down, or go lame, as a horse: His mount foundered on the rocky path.
5. to become ill from overeating.
6. Vet. Pathol.(of a horse) to suffer from laminitis.

v.t.
1. to cause to fill with water and sink: Rough seas had foundered the ship in mid-ocean.
2. Vet. Pathol.to cause (a horse) to break down, go lame, or suffer from laminitis.

n.
Vet. Pathol.laminitis.

found•er



Pronunciation: (foun'dur), [key]
n.
a person who founds or casts metal, glass, etc.

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