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dam

Pronunciation: dam

Definition:

  1. Any barrier to the flow of fluid.
  2. In surgery and dentistry, a sheet of thin rubber arranged so as to shut off the operative site from the access of fluid.

[A.S. fordemman, to stop up]

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