Empty-word



noun
1.
(especially in Chinese grammar) a word or morpheme that has no lexical meaning and that functions as a grammatical link or marker, rather than as a contentive.

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    [em-pee-ee-muh, -pahy-] /ˌɛm piˈi mə, -paɪ-/ noun, Pathology. 1. a collection of pus in a body cavity, especially the pleural cavity. /ˌɛmpaɪˈiːmə/ noun (pl) -emata (-ˈiːmətə), -emas 1. a collection of pus in a body cavity, esp in the chest empyema em·py·e·ma (ěm’pī-ē’mə) n. pl. em·py·e·ma·ta (-mə-tə) The presence of pus in a body cavity, […]

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