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dew

  

      n  
1   
a    drops of water condensed on a cool surface, esp. at night, from vapour in the air  
b    (in combination)  
dewdrop     
2    something like or suggestive of this, esp. in freshness  
the dew of youth     
3    small drops of moisture, such as tears  
      vb  
4    tr  
Poetic   to moisten with or as with dew  
     (Old English deaw; related to Old High German tou dew, Old Norse dögg)  


DEW line  
      n acronym for   distant early warning line, a network of radar stations situated mainly in Arctic regions to give early warning of aircraft or missile attack on North America  
dew point  
      n   the temperature at which water vapour in the air becomes saturated and dew begins to form  
dew pond  
      n   a shallow pond, usually man-made, that is kept supplied with water by dew and condensation  
dew-worm  
      n   any large earthworm that is found on the ground at night and is used as fishing bait  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
do the dew exp.
drinking out of a can or a bottle without touching it with the lips, by pouring the content from distance

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