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Noun: dam  dam
  1. A barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    - dike, dyke
     
  2. [Brit] A metric unit of length equal to ten meters
    - decameter [Brit, US], dekameter [Brit, US], decametre [Brit, Cdn], dekametre [Brit, Cdn], dkm [Brit]
     
  3. Female parent of an animal especially domestic livestock
     
  4. (dentistry) a device to prevent a tooth from getting wet, consisting of a rubber sheet held with a band
Verb: dam (dammed,damming)  dam
  1. Obstruct with, or as if with, a dam
    "dam the gorges of the Yangtse River";
    - dam up

Sounds like: cwms, combesm, dam

Derived forms: damming, dammed, dams

Type of: barrier, block, close up, female, impede, jam, metric linear unit, obstruct, obturate, occlude

Part of: hectometer [Brit, US], hectometre [Brit, Cdn], hm [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Dam, Bhutan