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  • nounembankment, wall
  • verbhold back; block

synonyms for dam

  • bank
  • barrier
  • dike
  • ditch
  • gate
  • levee
  • barrage
  • grade
  • hindrance
  • milldam
  • millpond
  • obstruction
  • weir
See also synonyms for: dammed / damming
  • clog
  • obstruct
  • hinder
  • retard
  • slow
  • bar
  • repress
  • suppress
  • brake
  • choke
  • restrain
  • restrict
  • barricade
  • close
  • impede
  • confine
  • check
  • hold in
  • stop up
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antonyms for dam

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  • aid
  • assistance
  • help
  • promotion
  • unclog
  • free
  • let go
  • open
  • push
  • forward
  • encourage
  • allow
  • advance
  • support
  • promote
  • help
  • unloose
  • unblock
  • liberate
  • release
  • permit
  • facilitate
  • assist
  • aid
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How to use dam in a sentence

If someone clicks on a search at 3 AM, Google will find the electricity to power that query from a battery, wind turbine, solar panel, hydroelectric dam, or some other carbon-free technology at that precise moment.
GOOGLE MADE CLEAN ENERGY COOL FOR CORPORATIONS, AND IT’S ABOUT TO DO THE SAME FOR BATTERIESMICHAEL J. CORENSEPTEMBER 17, 2020QUARTZ
Already, droughts regularly threaten food crops across the West, while destructive floods inundate towns and fields from the Dakotas to Maryland, collapsing dams in Michigan and raising the shorelines of the Great Lakes.
CLIMATE CHANGE WILL FORCE A NEW AMERICAN MIGRATIONBY ABRAHM LUSTGARTEN, PHOTOGRAPHY BY MERIDITH KOHUTSEPTEMBER 15, 2020PROPUBLICA
McKay was drawn to this region because of an impending dam project, but rather than focus on conservation alone, he explores a person’s spiritual connection to a resource.
27 EPIC TRIPS TO START PLANNING NOWTHE EDITORSSEPTEMBER 8, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
As dams form ponds, more liquid water can come in contact with ice in the ground.
BUSY BEAVERS MAY BE SPEEDING THAW OF ARCTIC PERMAFROSTKATHIANN KOWALSKIAUGUST 31, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
There is no doubt that the dam has become a source of serious tension among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.
HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE GRAND RENAISSANCE DAM TENSIONS BETWEEN EGYPT, ETHIOPIA AND SUDANASHOK SWAINJULY 31, 2020QUARTZ
In fact, the dam has helped to shift longstanding power relationships and could pave the way for more cooperation among all the countries that depend on the Nile.
HOW TO UNDERSTAND THE GRAND RENAISSANCE DAM TENSIONS BETWEEN EGYPT, ETHIOPIA AND SUDANASHOK SWAINJULY 31, 2020QUARTZ
They heard how in the early spring in the meadow by the mill-dam Tim and I had stopped our ploughs to draw lots and he had lost.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
For that matter, he said, he didn't care a tinker's dam if we were; he had grub and bedding and we were welcome to both.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The great Dam at Assouan was just completed and we traversed its entire length on a trolley propelled by natives.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
The dam was completed, booms and cribbing placed, ledges blasted out well within the six months' period set for those operations.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
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WORDS RELATED TO DAM

  • barricade
  • block
  • blockade
  • bolt
  • caulk
  • clog
  • close
  • dam
  • deadbolt
  • dike
  • fasten
  • fence
  • jam
  • latch
  • lock
  • plug
  • seal
  • secure
  • trammel
  • wall
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