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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A machine that separates the seeds, seed hulls, and other small objects from the fibers of cotton.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A machine used for separating cotton fibers from cotton seeds, etc.
  • n. Any mechanism that separates one person from another, whether it be distance, time, or apathy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a machine to separate the seeds from cotton, invented by Eli Whitney.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine used in separating the seeds from cotton fibers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers

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