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dent

Noun

1 an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening); "it made a dent in my bank account"
2 a depression scratched or carved into a surface [syn: incision, scratch, prick, slit]
3 an impression in a surface (as made by a blow) [syn: gouge, nick] v : make a depression into; "The bicycle dented my car" [syn: indent]

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English

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A shallow deformation in the surface of something produced by impact.

Translations

Verb

  1. To impact something, producing a dent.
  2. To develop a dent or dents.
    Copper is soft and dents easily.

Catalan

dent
  1. tooth

French

Etymology

From dens''.

Pronunciation

  • /dɑ̃/

Noun

fr-noun f

Extensive Definition

Dent may refer to:

Locations

in England
in the United States

Companies

  • Dent & Co., a major trading company in early colonial days of Hong Kong

People

dent in German: Dent
dent in French: Dent (homonymie)
dent in Dutch: Dent
dent in Polish: Dent
dent in Volapük: Dent

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