Also called Fenland. a marshy lowland region in E England, S of the Wash: partly drained and channeled since the 17th century.
low land covered wholly or partially with water; boggy land; a marsh.
the Fens, a marshy region W and S of The Wash, in E England.
noun, plural fen.
an aluminum coin and monetary unit of the People’s Republic of China, the hundredth part of a yuan or the tenth part of a jiao.
the Fens, a flat low-lying area of E England, west and south of the Wash: consisted of marshes until reclaimed in the 17th to 19th centuries
low-lying flat land that is marshy or artificially drained
noun (pl) fen
a monetary unit of the People’s Republic of China, worth one hundredth of a yuan
Old English fenn “mud, mire, dirt; fen, marsh, moor,” from Proto-Germanic *fanjam- (cf. Old Saxon feni, Old Frisian fenne, Middle Dutch venne, Dutch veen, Old High German fenna, German Fenn “marsh,” Old Norse fen, Gothic fani “mud”), from PIE *pen- “swamp” (cf. Gaulish anam “water,” Sanskrit pankah “bog, marsh, mud,” Old Prussian pannean “swampland”). Italian and Spanish fango, Old French fanc, French fange “mud” are loan-words from Germanic. The native Latin word was limus or lutum.
[fen-ster] /ˈfɛn stər/ noun, Geology. 1. an erosional break in an overthrust rock sheet, exposing the rocks that underlie the sheet.
[fen-tuh-nil] /ˈfɛn tə nɪl/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a synthetic, short-acting narcotic analgesic and sedative, C 28 H 36 N 2 O 8 , used in combination with other drugs in anesthesia and in neuroleptanalgesia. /ˈfɛntəˌnaɪl/ noun 1. a narcotic drug used in medicine to relieve pain fentanyl fen·ta·nyl (fěn’tə-nĭl) n. A narcotic analgesic used in […]
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fentanyl citrate n. A narcotic analgesic used as a supplementary analgesic agent in general anesthesia.
/ˈfɛntən/ noun 1. James (Martin). born 1949, British poet, journalist, and critic. His poetry includes the collections A German Requiem (1980) and Out of Danger (1993)