Pronunciation: (grav'ul), [key]
—n., v., -eled, -el•ing or (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling,
1. small stones and pebbles, or a mixture of these with sand.
a. multiple small calculi formed in the kidneys.
b. the disease characterized by such concretions.
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.
harsh and grating: a gravel voice.
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