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noun as in something used because of its heaviness

noun as in burden

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If your body weight is drastically different from your partner’s, you could end up sleeping under a blanket that inhibits your mobility.

This water would help support any astronauts during their stay, cutting down on the weight we'd have to shift out of Earth orbit.

Though these wool mittens aren’t waterproof, they will absorb 30 percent of their weight before they start to feel damp.

The weight of the keyboard may not matter if it will be mostly stationary, but if you’ll be transporting it or using it on your lap, you’ll want to be sure it’s not dragging you down.

The new study of silk-based weight lifting strikes Symone Alexander, a chemical engineer with wide-ranging interests at Auburn University in Alabama, as “very cool.”

A lot of people ring in the New Year with vows to lose weight and exercise.

Yet we keep doing the cleanses, buying the meal replacement bars, and joining Weight Watchers.

The problem, says UC Davis physiologist and nutritionist Linda Bacon, is that very few people can lose weight and keep it off.

Then the commercial weight loss behemoths Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig joined this crowded field.

The rule of law, you see, buckles, bends and sometimes crumbles under the weight of racism, sexism, and classism.

Of course, considerations of weight have to be taken into account, but the more mould round the roots the better.

Results are in terms of bulk of precipitate, which must not be confused with percentage by weight.

The weight percentage can be found by referring to Purdy's tables, given later.

But for the most part even industry and endowment were powerless against the inertia of custom and the dead-weight of environment.

All the eight planets added together only make one-seven-hundredth part of his weight.


On this page you'll find 205 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to weight, such as: burden, density, gravity, heft, load, and pressure.

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