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[sem-ee-stahr-vey-shuh n, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i stɑrˈveɪ ʃən, ˌsɛm aɪ-/
the state of being nearly starved.


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    [sem-ee-suh b-mur-suh-buh l, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i səbˈmɜr sə bəl, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ noun 1. Also called semisubmersible rig. a self-propelled barge that is mounted on partially submerged legs supported by underwater pontoons, rides at anchor, and serves as a work base and living quarters in deep offshore drilling operations. adjective 2. of, for, or pertaining to […]

  • Semisubterranean

    [sem-ee-suhb-tuh-rey-nee-uh n, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˌsʌb təˈreɪ ni ən, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. half below the surface of the ground: the semisubterranean houses of some Indian tribes.

  • Semi-successful

    adjective 1. achieving or having achieved success. 2. having attained wealth, position, honors, or the like. 3. resulting in or attended with success. adjective 1. having succeeded in one’s endeavours 2. marked by a favourable outcome 3. having obtained fame, wealth, etc

  • Semisulcus

    semisulcus sem·i·sul·cus (sěm’ē-sŭl’kəs, sěm’ī-) n. A slight groove on the edge of a bone or other structure that forms a complete sulcus when united with a similar groove on the corresponding adjoining structure.

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