[kuh n-vur-suh s] /kənˈvɜr səs/
noun, plural conversi
[kuh n-vur-sahy, -see] /kənˈvɜr saɪ, -si/ (Show IPA). Ecclesiastical.
a lay brother.
[verb kuh n-vurt; noun kon-vurt] /verb kənˈvɜrt; noun ˈkɒn vɜrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to change (something) into a different form or properties; transmute; transform. 2. to cause to adopt a different religion, political doctrine, opinion, etc.: to convert the heathen. 3. to turn to another or a particular use or purpose; divert from […]
convertase con·ver·tase (kŏn’vər-tās’, kən-vûr’-) n. An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of a substance, such as complement, to its active state.
[kuh n-vur-tid] /kənˈvɜr tɪd/ adjective 1. noting a specified type of person who has been converted from the religion, beliefs, or attitudes characteristic of that type: a converted Christian; a converted thief. 2. noting anything, formerly of the type specified, that has been converted to something else: His yacht is a converted destroyer escort. [verb […]
noun 1. white rice prepared from brown rice that has been pressure-steamed to enable the nutrients within the bran to be absorbed by the starchy endosperm before the rice is dried and milled. 2. parboiled rice.