powerful or constricting enough to crush one’s bones:
a bone-crushing handshake.
extremely painful, troublesome, costly, etc.:
a bone-crushing mortgage.
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a measurement of the amount of calcium and other minerals in a segment of bone, a higher mineral content indicating a higher bone density and strength, used to detect osteoporosis or monitor its treatment.
a measurement of the amount of calcium and other minerals in a segment of bone, a higher mineral content indicating a higher bone density and strength, used to detect osteoporosis or monitor its treatment. Contemporary Examples Jon Stewart Talks ‘Rosewater’ and the ‘Chickensh-t’ Democrats’ Midterm Massacre Marlow Stern November 8, 2014 You’re Never ‘Cured’ of […]
very dry. very thirsty. Slang. dry (def 17). Ceramics. (of clay) thoroughly dried. Contemporary Examples Cracking the New York Times Popularity Code Thomas E. Weber December 19, 2010 2012’s Invisible Candidate Michelle Cottle August 11, 2011 Historical Examples Frenzied Fiction Stephen Leacock Every Step in Canning Grace Viall Gray The Automobile Storage Battery O. A. […]
bone ash. Historical Examples First Book in Physiology and Hygiene J.H. Kellogg