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A hollow form or matrix for shaping a fluid or plastic substance
“The molten material is shaped by pouring into a mold that contains the negative impression of the desired model.”
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A distinctive and typical style, form, or character
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“Rather than being a savvy salesman, Wozniak is more in the mold of a creative tech-head.”
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A conventional pattern or design from which others are based on
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“During these years, films were made featuring stars and roles that didn't fit into the traditional Hollywood mold.”
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A fixed or restrictive rule or convention
“His methods of forensic investigation broke the mold and led to new discoveries.”
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A furry growth of minute fungi occurring typically in moist warm conditions
“Sand had blown through the tiny seams, and mold had set in as well.”
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Loose friable soil, rich in humus and fit for planting
“We find the beech-drop, a plant that lives in the rich mold of beech-woods.”
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A plaster or similar cast of a person's face after death
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Any of a number of fungal or bacterial diseases that cause tissue deterioration, especially in plants
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The makeup or composition of something or someone
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A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing
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A solid block of more or less pure metal
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Substance causing chemicals to split into simpler substances
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A mark impressed on a surface
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Structural or physical deterioration
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The outer covering of a fruit or seed, especially the pod of peas and beans, or the husk of grain
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A person or thing resembling another closely
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A traditional or accepted way of behaving, specific to a particular society, place, or time
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To form into a particular shape
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“The hands of the potter mold the clay into a specific shape. A vase? A pitcher? A candlestick? Only the potter knows.”
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To fit closely by following the contours of
“My new shoes would gradually mold to my feet.”
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To influence the formation or development of
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“Players worked together and allowed the coach to mold the team according to his vision.”
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To go through decomposition (so as to become moldy)
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“He used a sprinkler, thinking the garden needed more water, but then the plants began to mold.”
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To prepare something in advance
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To make something into something else
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To affect one's mind by using extreme mental pressure or any other mind-affecting process
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To create by training or teaching
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To improve the consistency or resiliency of (a substance) by means of a process involving heat or chemicals
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To alter something from its true state, typically to deceive
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To form or shape into a ball
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