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1. basal

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsəl'] serving as or forming a base.

Synonyms

  • basic

Antonyms

  • unimportant
  • derived

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Basal

  • kasal

How do you pronounce basal?

Pronounce basal as ˈbeɪsəl.

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Sentences with basal


1. Noun, singular or mass
If not, it could be a change in your basal metabolism, also called resting energy expenditure.

2. Adjective
Once you arrive at your basal metabolic rate, multiply this number by your current activity level.

2. basal

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsəl'] especially of leaves; located at the base of a plant or stem; especially arising directly from the root or rootstock or a root-like stem.

Antonyms

  • last

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. basal

adjective. ['ˈbeɪsəl'] of primary importance.

Synonyms

  • essential

Antonyms

  • secondary
  • unoriginal

Etymology

  • -al (English)
  • base (English)
  • bas (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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