how to pronounce dam

dæm

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“… disaster response to a faulty dam burst …”

meanings of dam

noun:

  1. The water reservoir resulting from placing such structure.
  2. A reservoir.
  3. Initialism of digital asset management.
  4. A firebrick wall, or a stone, which forms the front of the hearth of a blast furnace.
  5. An obsolete Indian copper coin, equal to a fortieth of a rupee.
  6. Female parent, mother, generally regarding breeding of animals.
  7. A former coin of Nepal, 128 of which were worth one mohar.
  8. A device to prevent a tooth from getting wet during dental work, consisting of a rubber sheet held with a band.
  9. A structure placed across a flowing body of water to stop the flow or part of the flow, generally for purposes such as retaining or diverting some of the water or retarding the release of accumulated water to avoid abrupt flooding.
  10. A kind of crowned piece in the game of draughts.

verb:

  1. To block the flow of water.

interjection:

  1. Damn.

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