Henrik dam



[dam, dahm] /dæm, dɑm/

noun
1.
(Carl Peter) Henrik
[kahrl pee-ter hen-rik;; Danish kahrl pey-tuh r hen-rik] /kɑrl ˈpi tɛr ˈhɛn rɪk;; Danish kɑrl ˈpeɪ tər ˈhɛn rɪk/ (Show IPA), 1895–1976, Danish biochemist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1943.
/dæm/
noun
1.
a barrier of concrete, earth, etc, built across a river to create a body of water for a hydroelectric power station, domestic water supply, etc
2.
a reservoir of water created by such a barrier
3.
something that resembles or functions as a dam
verb dams, damming, dammed
4.
(transitive) often foll by up. to obstruct or restrict by or as if by a dam
/dæm/
noun
1.
the female parent of an animal, esp of domestic livestock
/dæm/
interjection, adverb, adjective
1.
(often used in combination) a variant spelling of damn (sense 1), damn (sense 2), damn (sense 3), damn (sense 4) damfool, dammit
symbol
1.
decametre(s)
/Danish dam/
noun
1.
(Carl Peter) Henrik (ˈhɛnrəɡ). 1895–1976, Danish biochemist who discovered vitamin K (1934): Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1943
n.

“water barrier,” early 14c., probably from Old Norse dammr or Middle Dutch dam, both from Proto-Germanic *dammaz (cf. Old Frisian damm, German Damm), of unknown origin.

“animal mother,” c.1300, variant of dame (q.v.), also originally used, like that word, for “lady, mother;” but meanings diverged into separate spellings by 16c.
v.

late 15c., from dam (n.1). Related: Dammed; damming.

dam (dām)
n.
A barrier against the passage of liquid or loose material, especially a rubber sheet used in dentistry to isolate one or more teeth from the rest of the mouth.

Dam (dām, däm), (Carl Peter) Henrik. 1895-1976.

Danish biochemist. He shared a 1943 Nobel Prize for the discovery of vitamin K.
decameter
1.
diacetylmonoxime
2.
divorced Asian male
see: water over the dam

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