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dent         

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1]  

      n  
1    a hollow or dip in a surface, as one made by pressure or a blow  
2    an appreciable effect, esp. of lessening  
a dent in our resources     
      vb  
3    to impress or be impressed with a dent or dents  
     (C13 (in the sense: a stroke, blow): variant of dint)  
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dent          [2]  
      n  
1    a toothlike protuberance, esp. the tooth of a sprocket or gearwheel  
2      (Textiles)   the space between two wires in a loom through which a warp thread is drawn  
     (C16: from French: tooth)  

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dent

  
1   
      n   chip, concavity, crater, depression, dimple, dip, hollow, impression, indentation, pit  
2   
      vb   depress, dint, gouge, hollow, imprint, make a dent in, make concave, press in, push in  

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dent., dent-, dent., den

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
à pain dur, dent aiguë
exp.
homme sans argent est un loup sans dent
culture générale homme sans argent est dépourvu de moyens d'action et de subsistance
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