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mill  

[1]  
      n  
1    a building in which grain is crushed and ground to make flour  
2    a factory, esp. one which processes raw materials  
a steel mill     
3    any of various processing or manufacturing machines, esp. one that grinds, presses, or rolls  
4    any of various small hand mills used for grinding pepper, salt, or coffee for domestic purposes  
   See also       coffee mill       pepper mill  
5    a machine that tools or polishes metal  
6    a hard roller for impressing a design, esp. in a textile-printing machine or in a machine for printing banknotes  
7    a system, institution, etc., that influences people or things in the manner of a factory  
going through the educational mill     
8    an unpleasant experience; ordeal (esp. in the phrases go or be put through the mill)  
9    a fist fight  
10    run of the mill   ordinary or routine  
      vb  
11    tr   to grind, press, or pulverize in or as if in a mill  
12    tr   to process or produce in or with a mill  
13    to cut or roll (metal) with or as if with a milling machine  
14    tr   to groove or flute the edge of (a coin)  
15    intr; often foll by: about or around   to move about in a confused manner  
16    usually tr  
Now rare   to beat (chocolate, etc.)  
17    Archaic slang   to fight, esp. with the fists  
     (Old English mylen from Late Latin molina a mill, from Latin mola mill, millstone, from molere to grind)  
  millable      adj  
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