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1. butterfly

verb. ['ˈbʌtɝˌflaɪ'] cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking.

Synonyms

  • open
  • unfold
  • spread

Antonyms

  • cork
  • lock
  • bar
  • seal

Etymology

  • buterflie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buttorfleoge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Butterfly Valve

Example sentences of the word butterfly-valve


1. Noun Phrase
Wipe the throttle body cleaner off your throttle body and butterfly valve using a clean rag.

2. Noun Phrase
Insert the screwdriver into the carburetor barrel and into the butterfly valve to prop the valve open.

3. Noun Phrase
A butterfly valve inside the wrench makes easily switching from one direction to the other possible.

4. Noun Phrase
This includes the butterfly valve in the center of the throttle body bore.

2. butterfly

noun. ['ˈbʌtɝˌflaɪ'] a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down.

Synonyms

  • dolphin kick
  • butterfly stroke

Antonyms

  • chaste
  • motivated
  • close up

Etymology

  • buterflie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buttorfleoge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. butterfly

noun. ['ˈbʌtɝˌflaɪ'] diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings.

Synonyms

  • nymphalid
  • lepidopterous insect
  • lepidopteran
  • lepidopteron
  • danaid
  • nymphalid butterfly
  • pierid butterfly
  • ringlet butterfly
  • lycaenid butterfly
  • danaid butterfly
  • brush-footed butterfly
  • four-footed butterfly
  • lycaenid
  • ringlet
  • sulfur butterfly
  • sulphur butterfly

Antonyms

  • shout
  • specify
  • dissuade
  • break

Etymology

  • buterflie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buttorfleoge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. butterfly

verb. ['ˈbʌtɝˌflaɪ'] talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions.

Synonyms

  • wanton
  • coquet
  • speak
  • chat up
  • vamp
  • philander
  • flirt
  • romance
  • mash
  • talk
  • coquette

Antonyms

  • keep quiet
  • cross
  • contract
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • buterflie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buttorfleoge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. butterfly

verb. ['ˈbʌtɝˌflaɪ'] flutter like a butterfly.

Synonyms

  • fleet
  • flit
  • flutter

Antonyms

  • bolt
  • implicit
  • concealed
  • covert

Etymology

  • buterflie (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • buttorfleoge (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. valve

noun. ['ˈvælv'] a structure in a hollow organ (like the heart) with a flap to insure one-way flow of fluid through it.

Synonyms

  • valvula
  • pump
  • structure
  • complex body part
  • valvule
  • body structure
  • heart valve
  • cardiac valve
  • ileocecal valve
  • ticker
  • bodily structure
  • heart
  • valvelet

Antonyms

  • survive
  • unclog
  • unstuff
  • free

Etymology

  • valva (Latin)

7. valve

noun. ['ˈvælv'] device in a brass wind instrument for varying the length of the air column to alter the pitch of a tone.

Synonyms

  • device
  • brass instrument

Antonyms

  • lend oneself
  • arrive
  • confront

Etymology

  • valva (Latin)

8. valve

noun. ['ˈvælv'] the entire one-piece shell of a snail and certain other molluscs.

Antonyms

  • unrestraint

Etymology

  • valva (Latin)

9. valve

noun. ['ˈvælv'] control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid.

Synonyms

  • relief valve
  • control
  • poppet
  • safety valve
  • escape valve
  • butterfly valve
  • clack
  • intake valve
  • throttle
  • exhaust valve
  • accelerator
  • slide valve
  • ball valve
  • escape cock
  • controller
  • clack valve
  • handwheel
  • escape
  • choke
  • throttle valve
  • clapper valve

Antonyms

  • intemperance
  • unskillfulness
  • deprive
  • inhibitor

Etymology

  • valva (Latin)

10. valve

noun. ['ˈvælv'] one of the paired hinged shells of certain molluscs and of brachiopods.

Antonyms

  • derestrict

Etymology

  • valva (Latin)
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