Definition of Bends

1. Noun. Pain resulting from rapid change in pressure.




Definition of Bends

1. Noun. (plural of bend) ¹

2. Noun. (context: diving) A condition of bubbles in the blood which sometimes occurs during ascent. ¹

3. Noun. (context: nautical) The thickest and strongest planks in a wooden ship's side, wales. ¹

4. Verb. (third-person singular of bend) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bends

1. bend [v] - See also: bend

Medical Definition of Bends

1. Colloquism for caisson sickness; decompression sickness. Origin: fr. Convulsive posture of those so afflicted (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bends

bendiness
bending
bending fracture
bending the truth
bendingly
bendings
bendiocarb
bendir
bendirs
bendless
bendlet
bendlets
bendly
bendrofluazide
bendroflumethiazide
bends (current term)
bends the truth
bendsome
bendways
bendwise
bendy
bendy bus
bendy straw
bendy straws
bendy tree
bendys
bene
beneaped
beneath
beneathe

Literary usage of Bends

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1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"Some three miles north of Tell Azur, the great watershed bends to the east, ... First running north, it bends northwest and falls away steeply to the plain ..."

2. On Planting and Rural Ornament: A Practical Treatise by Mr Marshall, Marshall (William) (1803)
"THIS appears to be the principle on which artificial rivers should be formed: not to expose lengthened canals; but to shew proper bends, at suitable ..."

3. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1826)
"... on th' Armenian shores Do the chain'd waters always freeze ; Not always furious Boreas roars, Or bends with violent force the trees. ..."

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