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{adj: facilitated} freed from difficulty or impediment



{adj: facilitatory} inducing or aiding in facilitating neural activity

{adj: favorable, favourable} (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
"the days were fair and the winds were favorable"
<-> unfavorable

{adj: working} serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity
"discussed the working draft of a peace treaty"
"they need working agreements with their neighbor states on interstate projects"

{adv: so} in a manner that facilitates
"he observed the snakes so he could describe their behavior"
"he stooped down so he could pick up his hat"

{n: United States Coast Guard, U. S. Coast Guard, US Coast Guard} an agency of the Department of Transportation responsible for patrolling shores and facilitating nautical commerce

{n: ability} the quality of being able to perform; a quality that permits or facilitates achievement or accomplishment
<-> inability

{n: acrosome} a process at the anterior end of a sperm cell that produces enzymes to facilitate penetration of the egg

{n: alloy iron, alloy cast iron} cast iron containing alloying elements (usually nickel or chromium or copper or molybdenum) to increase the strength or facilitate heat treatment

{n: binder} something used to bind separate particles together or facilitate adhesion to a surface

{n: breathing device, breathing apparatus, breathing machine, ventilator} a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure

{n: caprifig, Ficus carica sylvestris} wild variety of the common fig used to facilitate pollination of certain figs

{n: database management system, DBMS} a software system that facilitates the creation and maintenance and use of an electronic database

{n: episiotomy} surgical incision of the perineum to enlarge the vagina and so facilitate delivery during childbirth

{n: internet, net, cyberspace} a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange

{n: reckoner, ready reckoner} a handbook of tables used to facilitate computation

{n: roller bandage} bandage consisting of a strip of sterile fabric (of variable width) rolled into a cylinder to facilitate application

{n: sensitizer, sensitiser} (chemistry) a substance other than a catalyst that facilitates the start of a catalytic reaction

{n: system of measurement, metric} a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

{n: tab} a short strip of material attached to or projecting from something in order to facilitate opening or identifying or handling it
"pull the tab to open the can"
"files with a red tab will be stored separately"
"the collar has a tab with a button hole"
"the filing cards were organized by cards having indexed tabs"

{n: tarsier} nocturnal arboreal primate of Indonesia and the Philippines having huge eyes and digits ending in pads to facilitate climbing; the only primate that spurns all plant material as food living entirely on insects and small vertebrates

{n: tonicity, tonus, tone} the elastic tension of living muscles, arteries, etc. that facilitate response to stimuli
"the doctor tested my tonicity"
<-> atonicity

{n: vehicle} a substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it

{v: expedite, hasten} speed up the progress of ; facilitate
"This should expedite the process"

{v: facilitate, ease, alleviate} make easier
"you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"

{v: facilitate} physiology: increase the likelihood of (a response)
"The stimulus facilitates a delayed impulse"

{v: help, facilitate} be of use
"This will help to prevent accidents"

{v: lock} build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels


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