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Like a zoo; nasty; barbaric: It’s been zooey down here. It’s een hecti (1970s+)


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  • Zooming in on

    to move quickly or suddenly with a loud humming or buzzing sound: cars zooming by on the freeway. to fly an airplane suddenly and sharply upward at great speed for a short distance, as in regaining altitude, clearing an obstacle, or signaling. Movies, Television. to bring a subject, scene, etc., into closeup or cause it […]

  • Zoomorph

    of or relating to a deity or other being conceived of as having the form of an animal. characterized by a highly stylized or conventionalized representation of animal forms. representing or using animal forms. Historical Examples What I have termed the sthetic life-history may occur to the zoomorph at any or all of these stages […]

  • Zoonal

    any of the individuals of a compound organism. any individual, or the individuals collectively, produced from a single egg. . noun (pl) zoa (ˈzəʊə), zoons a less common term for zooid (sense 1) n. 1864, from Greek zoion “animal” (see zoo).

  • Zoonosis

    Pathology. any disease of animals communicable to humans. noun (pl) -ses (-siːz) (pathol) any infection or disease that is transmitted to man from lower vertebrates n. plural zoonoses, 1876, from comb. form of Greek zoion “animal” (see zoo) + nosos “disease.” zoonosis zo·on·o·sis (zō-ŏn’ə-sĭs, zō’ə-nō’-) n. pl. zo·on·o·ses (-sēz’) A disease of animals, such as […]

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