adj. - entitled to deep respect on account of character, age, associations, etc. (venerable priest; venerable relics).
- title of an archdeacon in the church of england. [latin: related to *venerate]
n. Punishment inflicted for wrong to oneself or one's cause. with a vengeance to a high or excessive degree (punctuality with a vengeance). [french venger from latin vindico avenge]
v. (-ting) 1 cause air to circulate freely in (a room etc.).
- air (a question, grievance, etc.).
- med. A oxygenate (the blood). B admit or force air into (the lungs). ventilation n. [latin ventilo blow, winnow: related to *vent1]
n. - cavity in the body.
- hollow part of an organ, esp. The brain or heart. ventricular adj. [latin ventriculus diminutive of venter belly]
adj. Formal 1 truthful by nature.
- (of a statement etc.) True. veracity n. [latin verax from verus true]
v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) put into words.
n. Greenish-blue substance that forms on copper or brass. [french, = green of greece]
adj. Real; rightly so called (a veritable feast). veritably adv. [french: related to *verity]
n. Drug that kills intestinal worms. [latin vermis worm]
adj. Worm-shaped. [medieval latin: related to *vermicide]
- appendix n. Small blind tube extending from the caecum in man and some other mammals.