a tendency of certain grains to grow and absorb others when heated under certain conditions.
[grey-nee] /ˈgreɪ ni/ adjective, grainier, grainiest. 1. resembling ; granular. 2. full of or . 3. having a natural or simulated , as wood, wallpaper, etc. 4. Photography. (of a negative or positive) having a granular appearance. /ˈɡreɪnɪ/ adjective grainier, grainiest 1. resembling, full of, or composed of grain; granular 2. resembling the grain of […]
[greyn] /greɪn/ noun 1. a small, hard seed, especially the seed of a food plant such as wheat, corn, rye, oats, rice, or millet. 2. the gathered seed of food plants, especially of cereal plants. 3. such plants collectively. 4. any small, hard particle, as of sand, gold, pepper, or gunpowder. 5. the smallest unit […]
noun 1. . noun 1. a mite, Pyemotes ventricosus, that often occurs in straw and normally feeds on the larvae of insects but opportunistically bites humans, causing an itching dermatitis.
- Grain of salt
noun skepticism, reservation Word Origin Latin cum grano salis, based on antidote to poison needing a grain of salt to work Usage Note used with ‘with a’ To “take something with a grain of salt” is to view a statement with a skeptical attitude. “She took the claim that he didn’t want to be president […]