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Noun
A barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, forming a reservoir used to generate electricity or as a water supply
“It was reasoned that the completed dam would undeniably supply electricity and therefore be of economic benefit in the broadest sense.”
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Decametre
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A woman in relation to her child or children
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A continuous vertical brick or stone structure that encloses or divides an area of land
Noun
A structure projecting from the shore into a river, lake, or the sea, used as a landing stage for boats
Verb
To block or clog up a space or opening
“A plan was announced to dam the Whanganui River, an action that would submerge several cemeteries and sacred sites.”
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To block or clog up a space or opening
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To hamper or get in the way of
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Avert or delay something bad or dangerous
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