an evergreen shrub, Catha edulis, of Arabia and Africa, the leaves of which are used as a narcotic when chewed or made into a beverage.
variant of .
a variant spelling of khat
a variant of cata-
[kah-tuh] /ˈkɑ tə/ noun 1. an exercise consisting of several of the specific movements of a martial art, especially a pattern prescribed for defending oneself against several attackers, used in judo and karate training. 1. variant of . /ˈkætə/ noun 1. an exercise consisting of a sequence of the specific movements of a martial art, […]
[kuh-tab-uh-sis] /kəˈtæb ə sɪs/ noun, plural katabases [kuh-tab-uh-seez] /kəˈtæb əˌsiz/ (Show IPA) 1. a march from the interior of a country to the coast, as that of the 10,000 Greeks after their defeat and the death of Cyrus the Younger at Cunaxa. 2. a retreat, especially a military retreat. /kəˈtæbəsɪs/ noun (pl) -ses (-ˌsiːz) 1. […]
[kat-uh-bat-ik] /ˌkæt əˈbæt ɪk/ adjective, Meteorology. 1. (of a wind or air current) moving downward or down a slope. Compare (def 1). /ˌkætəˈbætɪk/ adjective 1. (of winds) blowing downhill through having become denser with cooling, esp at night when heat is lost from the earth’s surface Compare anabatic katabatic (kāt’ə-bāt’ĭk) Relating to wind currents that […]
/kəˈtæbəˌlɪzəm/ noun 1. a variant spelling of catabolism