swift and intense force:
the violence of a storm.
rough or injurious physical force, action, or treatment:
to die by violence.
an unjust or unwarranted exertion of force or power, as against rights or laws:
to take over a government by violence.
a violent act or proceeding.
rough or immoderate vehemence, as of feeling or language:
the violence of his hatred.
damage through distortion or unwarranted alteration:
to do editorial violence to a text.
the exercise or an instance of physical force, usually effecting or intended to effect injuries, destruction, etc
powerful, untamed, or devastating force: the violence of the sea
great strength of feeling, as in language, etc; fervour
an unjust, unwarranted, or unlawful display of force, esp such as tends to overawe or intimidate
do violence to
to inflict harm upon; damage or violate: they did violence to the prisoners
to distort or twist the sense or intention of: the reporters did violence to my speech
verb (used with object), vulcanized, vulcanizing. 1. to treat (rubber) with sulfur and heat, thereby imparting strength, greater elasticity, durability, etc. 2. to subject (a substance other than rubber) to some analogous process, as to harden it. verb (transitive) 1. to treat (rubber) with sulphur or sulphur compounds under heat and pressure to improve elasticity […]
verb (used with object) 1. to feel a need or a desire for; wish for: to want one’s dinner; always wanting something new. 2. to wish, need, crave, demand, or desire (often followed by an infinitive): I want to see you. She wants to be notified. 3. to be without or be deficient in: to […]
adverb, Also, selfwards 1. in the direction of or toward oneself: a selfward-moving gesture. 2. within oneself; inward: She turned her thoughts selfward. adjective 3. tending toward or directed at oneself.
noun 1. the amount or quantity of heaviness or mass; amount a thing weighs. 2. Physics. the force that gravitation exerts upon a body, equal to the mass of the body times the local acceleration of gravity: commonly taken, in a region of constant gravitational acceleration, as a measure of mass. 3. a system of […]