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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. A metric unit of length equal to ten meters
    - decameter [US], dekameter [US], decametre [Brit, Cdn], dekametre [Brit, Cdn], dkm
  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: dams, damming, dammed

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

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

Encyclopedia: Dam, Bhutan