Definitions

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

  • Blood vessel: vasoconstriction.
  • Vas deferens: vasectomy.

Etymologies

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

From Latin vās, vessel.

Examples

  • That would make life easier-and work more profitable-for many two-earner families.

    Political Child Abuse

  • But it's a little easier-and a lot safer-to predict what will happen in the next few decades.

    On To The Millennium

  • In return, Perot got the thanks of POWs who say his efforts made their lives easier-and White House entree: a court of last resort where he could get a hearing for EDS problems.

    The Man And The Myth

  • GOLDEN ARCHES EVERYWHERE The sheer size of McDonald's compared with that of its rivals, especially overseas, will make it easier-and cheaper-for the company to expand further.

    A Really Big Mac

  • While computerized voting has been touted as a way to make elections easier and the results more reliable, an increasing number of voters, poll workers, and election officials have concluded that the process in 2006 was more difficult-not easier-and confidence in the tallies has been undermined.

    'Daily Voting News' For January 21 and 22, 2007

  • It's a lot easier-and a heck of a lot more enjoyable'than diet or exercise!

    The Man Means Business

  • They've filed this as a civil matter, where the burden of proof is different -- easier-and where the plaintiff has cause to open all kinds of cans of worms.

    State Of War

  • It was easier-and frankly, more comfortable-to think their mom was more sedate than daring, more of a plodder than someone with experiences that would surprise them.

    Nights in Rodanthe

  • Never mind that honey-coating something makes it easier-and more likely'to be swallowed.

    The Black Gryphon

  • The doctors at Bethesda had told her he would have to take things a lot easier-and there was no way he could do that.

    Lucifer's Hammer

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  • Another weird glitched definition for alexz's list.

    July 11, 2015