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blanket

  

      n  
1    a large piece of thick cloth for use as a bed covering, animal covering, etc., enabling a person or animal to retain much of his natural body heat  
2    a concealing cover or layer, as of smoke, leaves, or snow  
3    a rubber or plastic sheet wrapped round a cylinder, used in offset printing to transfer the image from the plate, stone, or forme to the paper  
4      (Physics)   a layer of a fertile substance placed round the core of a nuclear reactor as a reflector and often to breed new fissionable fuel  
5    modifier   applying to or covering a wide group or variety of people, conditions, situations, etc  
blanket insurance against loss, injury, and theft     
6    (born) on the wrong side of the blanket  
Informal   illegitimate  
      vb   tr  
7    to cover with or as if with a blanket; overlie  
8    to cover a very wide area, as in a publicity campaign; give blanket coverage  
9    usually foll by: out   to obscure or suppress  
the storm blanketed out the TV picture     
10      (Nautical)   to prevent wind from reaching the sails of (another sailing vessel) by passing to windward of it  
     (C13: from Old French blancquete, from blanc; see blank)  


blanket bath  
      n   an all-over wash given to a person confined to bed  
blanket bog  
      n   a very acid peat bog, low in nutrients, extending widely over a flat terrain, found in cold wet climates  
blanket finish  
      n     (Athletics, horse racing)   a finish so close that a blanket would cover all the contestants involved  
blanket stitch  
      n   a strong reinforcing stitch for the edges of blankets and other thick material  
electric blanket  
      n   a blanket that contains an electric heating element, used to warm a bed  
security blanket  
      n  
1    a policy of temporary secrecy by police or those in charge of security, in order to protect a person, place, etc., threatened with danger, from further risk  
2    a baby's blanket, soft toy, etc., to which a baby or young child becomes very attached, using it as a comforter  
3    Informal   anything used or thought of as providing reassurance  
space blanket  
      n   a plastic insulating body wrapping coated on one or both sides with aluminium foil which reflects back most of the body heat lost by radiation: carried by climbers, mountaineers, etc., for use in cases of exposure or exhaustion  
     (C20: material originally developed as part of the US space programme)  
wet blanket  
      n  
Informal   a person whose low spirits or lack of enthusiasm have a depressing effect on others  
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n.
someone who shows no support or enthusiasm about an idea/proposal/situation
n.
physician in charge in a SAMU medical Regulation center of evaluation of , calssification , sorting Medical Emergencies, and deciding of the prehospital best emergency care
called also Medical Regulator and different of English Medical Dispatchers who are not physicians

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