9 letter word starting with ab

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
abacinate verb t. To blind by a red-hot metal plate held before the eyes.
abaciscus noun One of the tiles or squares of a tessellated pavement; an abaculus.
abactinal adjective Pertaining to the surface or end opposite to the mouth in a radiate animal; — opposed to actinal.
abaisance noun Obeisance.
abandoned imp. & past participle of Abandon, Forsaken, deserted., Self-abandoned, or given up to vice; extremely wicked, or sinning without restraint; irreclaimably wicked ; as, an abandoned villain.
abandonee noun One to whom anything is legally abandoned.
abandoner noun One who abandons.
abasement noun The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low; the state of being abased or humbled; humiliation.
abashedly adverb In an abashed manner.
abashment noun The state of being abashed; confusion from shame.
abatement noun The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; removal or putting an end to; as, the abatement of a nuisance is the suppression thereof., The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed., A mark of dishonor on an escutcheon., The entry of a stranger, without right, into a freehold after the death of the last possessor, before the heir or devisee.
abattoirs plural of Abattoir
abbatical adjective Abbatial.
abbotship noun The state or office of an abbot.
abdicable adjective Capable of being abdicated.
abdicated imp. & past participle of Abdicate
abdicator noun One who abdicates.
abdominal adjective Of or pertaining to the abdomen; ventral; as, the abdominal regions, muscles, cavity., Having abdominal fins; belonging to the Abdominales; as, abdominal fishes., A fish of the group Abdominales.
abducting present participle & vb. noun of Abduct
abduction noun The act of abducing or abducting; a drawing apart; a carrying away., The movement which separates a limb or other part from the axis, or middle line, of the body., The wrongful, and usually the forcible, carrying off of a human being; as, the abduction of a child, the abduction of an heiress., A syllogism or form of argument in which the major is evident, but the minor is only probable.
abearance noun Behavior.
abecedary adjective Pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary., A primer; the first principle or rudiment of anything.
abelonian noun One of a sect in Africa (4th century), mentioned by St. Augustine, who states that they married, but lived in continence, after the manner, as they pretended, of Abel.
aberrance noun Alt. of Aberrancy
aberrancy noun State of being aberrant; a wandering from the right way; deviation from truth, rectitude, etc.
abhominal adjective Inhuman.
abhorring present participle & vb. noun of Abhor, Detestation., Object of abhorrence.
abhorrent adjective Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent thoughts., Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; — followed by to., Detestable.
abidingly adverb Permanently.
abietinic adjective Of or pertaining to abietin; as, abietinic acid.
abiliment noun Habiliment.
abilities plural of Ability
abjection noun The act of bringing down or humbling., The state of being rejected or cast out., A low or downcast state; meanness of spirit; abasement; degradation.
ablactate verb t. To wean.
abnegated imp. & past participle of Abnegate
abnegator noun One who abnegates, denies, or rejects anything.
abnormity noun Departure from the ordinary type; irregularity; monstrosity.
abnormous adjective Abnormal; irregular.
abodement noun A foreboding; an omen.
abolished imp. & past participle of Abolish
abolisher noun One who abolishes.
abolition noun The act of abolishing, or the state of being abolished; an annulling; abrogation; utter destruction; as, the abolition of slavery or the slave trade; the abolition of laws, decrees, ordinances, customs, taxes, debts, etc.
abominate verb t. To turn from as ill-omened; to hate in the highest degree, as if with religious dread; loathe; as, to abominate all impiety.
abortment noun Abortion.
abounding present participle & vb. noun of Abound
abovedeck adjective On deck; and hence, like aboveboard, without artifice.
abovesaid adjective Mentioned or recited before.
abrahamic adjective Pertaining to Abraham, the patriarch; as, the Abrachamic covenant.
abram-man noun One of a set of vagabonds who formerly roamed through England, feigning lunacy for the sake of obtaining alms.
abreption noun A snatching away.
abreuvoir noun The joint or interstice between stones, to be filled with mortar.
abridging present participle & vb. noun of Abridge
abrogable adjective Capable of being abrogated.
abrogated imp. & past participle of Abrogate
abrogator noun One who repeals by authority.
abruption noun A sudden breaking off; a violent separation of bodies.
abscesses plural of Abscess
abscision noun See Abscission.
abscisses plural of Absciss
abscissas plural of Abscissa
abscissae plural of Abscissa
absconded imp. & past participle of Abscond
absconder noun One who absconds.
absenting present participle & vb. noun of Absent
absinthic adjective Relating to the common wormwood or to an acid obtained from it.
absinthin noun The bitter principle of wormwood (Artemisia absinthium).
absolving present participle & vb. noun of Absolve
absolvent adjective Absolving., An absolver.
absorbing present participle & vb. noun of Absorb, Swallowing, engrossing; as, an absorbing pursuit.
absorbent adjective Absorbing; swallowing; absorptive., Anything which absorbs., Any substance which absorbs and neutralizes acid fluid in the stomach and bowels, as magnesia, chalk, etc.; also a substance e. g., iodine) which acts on the absorbent vessels so as to reduce enlarged and indurated parts., The vessels by which the processes of absorption are carried on, as the lymphatics in animals, the extremities of the roots in plants.
abstained imp. & past participle of Abstain
abstainer noun One who abstains; esp., one who abstains from the use of intoxicating liquors.
abstinent adjective Refraining from indulgence, especially from the indulgence of appetite; abstemious; continent; temperate., One who abstains., One of a sect who appeared in France and Spain in the 3d century.
abstorted adjective Wrested away.
abstringe verb t. To unbind.
absurdity noun The quality of being absurd or inconsistent with obvious truth, reason, or sound judgment., That which is absurd; an absurd action; a logical contradiction.
abundance noun An overflowing fullness; ample sufficiency; great plenty; profusion; copious supply; superfluity; wealth: — strictly applicable to quantity only, but sometimes used of number.
abusively adverb In an abusive manner; rudely; with abusive language.
abysmally adverb To a fathomless depth; profoundly.