[ef-ee] /ˈɛf i/
a female given name.
[ef-i-jee] /ˈɛf ɪ dʒi/ noun, plural effigies. 1. a representation or image, especially sculptured, as on a monument. 2. a crude representation of someone disliked, used for purposes of ridicule. Idioms 3. in effigy, in public view in the form of an effigy: a leader hanged in effigy by the mob. /ˈɛfɪdʒɪ/ noun (pl) -gies […]
[ef-ing-ham] /ˈɛf ɪŋˌhæm/ noun 1. a town in central Illinois.
[ef-luh-rahzh] /ˌɛf ləˈrɑʒ/ noun 1. a delicate stroking motion in massage. /ˌɛflɜːˈrɑːʒ/ noun 1. a light stroking technique used in massage verb 2. (intransitive) to massage using this movement n. 1886, from French effleurage, from effleurer “to touch lightly.”
[ef-luh-res] /ˌɛf ləˈrɛs/ verb (used without object), effloresced, efflorescing. 1. to burst into bloom; blossom. 2. Chemistry. /ˌɛflɔːˈrɛs/ verb (intransitive) 1. to burst forth into or as if into flower; bloom 2. to become powdery by loss of water or crystallization 3. to become encrusted with powder or crystals as a result of chemical change […]