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grav•el



Pronunciation: (grav'ul), [key]
n., v., -eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling,
adj.


n.
1. small stones and pebbles, or a mixture of these with sand.
2. Pathol.
a. multiple small calculi formed in the kidneys.
b. the disease characterized by such concretions.

v.t.
1. to cover with gravel.
2. to bring to a standstill from perplexity; puzzle.
3. Informal.to be a cause of irritation to.
4. Obs.to run (a ship) aground, as on a beach.

adj.
harsh and grating: a gravel voice.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

gravediggergravel-blind
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