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Vulcan death grip

jargon A variant of Vulcan nerve pinch derived from a Star Trek classic epsisode where a non-existant “Vulcan death grip” was used to fool Romulans that Spock had killed Kirk. (1996-10-27)


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 […]


adjective 1. of, relating to, or associated with Vulcan. 2. (lowercase) volcanic. 3. (lowercase) of or relating to metalworking. adjective 1. (geology) of or relating to a volcanic eruption characterized by the explosive discharge of fine ash and large irregular fragments of solidified or viscous lava a less common word for volcanic


noun, Geology. 1. volcanism. noun 1. a variant of volcanism


VZR varicella zoster (chicken pox)


noun 1. a male or female given name.


noun 1. Andrei Yanuarievich, Vishinsky, Andrei Yanuarievich. noun 1. Andrei Yanuarievich [uhn-dryey yi-noo-ah-ryi-vyich] /ʌnˈdryeɪ yɪ nuˈɑ ryɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1883–1954, Soviet statesman. noun 1. Andrei Yanuaryevich (anˈdrjej jənuˈarjɪvitʃ). 1883–1954, Soviet jurist, statesman, and diplomat; foreign minister (1949–53). He was public prosecutor (1935–38) at the trials held to purge Stalin’s rivals and was the Soviet […]

V-y plasty

V-Y plasty V-Y plas·ty (vē’wī’ plās’tē) n. A surgical method for lengthening tissues in one direction by cutting in the lines of a V, sliding the two segments apart, and closing in the lines of a Y.


adjective 1. competing; contending: All vying swimmers come to the judge’s desk. verb 2. present participle of vie. verb (used without object), vied, vying. 1. to strive in competition or rivalry with another; contend for superiority: Swimmers from many nations were vying for the title. verb (used with object), vied, vying. 2. Archaic. to put […]


noun 1. former name of Alma-Ata.