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1. mechanism

noun. ['ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm'] the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction.

Synonyms

  • chemical action
  • chemical change
  • chemical mechanism
  • biochemical mechanism

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • defense
  • dangerous

Etymology

  • mechanismus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Defense Mechanism

Sentences with defense-mechanism


1. Noun Phrase
As a built-in defense mechanism, their tails detach easily, but they don't grow back.

2. Noun Phrase
Probably the best known defense mechanism of geckos is tail loss.

3. Noun Phrase
This is a passive defense mechanism.

4. Noun Phrase
Koala bears use their sharp teeth as a defense mechanism against predators of all size.

2. mechanism

noun. ['ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm'] the technical aspects of doing something.

Synonyms

  • execution
  • mechanics
  • carrying out
  • performance

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • powerlessness
  • unrestraint
  • indiscipline

Etymology

  • mechanismus (Latin)

3. mechanism

noun. ['ˈmɛkəˌnɪzəm'] a natural object resembling a machine in structure or function.

Synonyms

  • transmission mechanism
  • barrier
  • natural object

Antonyms

  • sink
  • source
  • stabilisation
  • stabilization

Etymology

  • mechanismus (Latin)

4. defense

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies.

Synonyms

  • chemical defense
  • BW defense
  • biological defense
  • deliberate defence
  • air defense
  • hasty defence
  • biodefense
  • defence
  • biological warfare defense
  • biodefence
  • chemical defence
  • deliberate defense
  • stand
  • umbrella
  • hasty defense
  • defensive measure
  • BW defence
  • biological warfare defence
  • biological defence
  • military action
  • mining
  • minelaying

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • forbid
  • disallow

5. defense

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] protection from harm.

Synonyms

  • defence

Antonyms

  • stabilization
  • dormant

6. defense

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] (sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring.

Synonyms

  • defence
  • team
  • defending team

Antonyms

  • offense
  • fast
  • movableness
  • looseness

7. defense

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] the justification for some act or belief.

Synonyms

  • apologia
  • apology
  • self-justification
  • exculpation
  • justification
  • alibi
  • defence
  • excuse

Antonyms

  • normality
  • affirmative
  • evolution
  • increment

8. defense

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] (psychiatry) an unconscious process that tries to reduce the anxiety associated with instinctive desires.

Synonyms

  • rationalization
  • regression
  • rationalisation
  • unconscious process
  • compensation
  • repression
  • denial
  • process
  • defence
  • intellectualization
  • projection
  • conversion
  • defense mechanism
  • defense reaction
  • psychoanalytic process
  • idealization
  • idealisation
  • intellectualisation
  • defence mechanism
  • reaction formation
  • defence reaction
  • isolation

Antonyms

  • disassembly
  • misconstruction
  • blame
  • flora

9. Defense

noun. the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947.

Synonyms

  • Casualty Care Research Center
  • NGA
  • National Security Agency
  • USN
  • CCRC
  • Department of Defense Laboratory System
  • NSA
  • DTIC
  • United States Department of Defense
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • DoD
  • DARPA
  • DISA
  • US Army
  • Department of Defense
  • DIA
  • United States Army
  • Defense Information Systems Agency
  • National Reconnaissance Office
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • United States Navy
  • US Air Force
  • U. S. Air Force
  • Army
  • executive department
  • LABLINK
  • United States Air Force
  • BMDO
  • Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Air Force
  • NRO
  • USAF
  • US Navy
  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Defense Technical Information Center
  • Defense Department
  • Navy
  • USA
  • U. S. Army

10. defense

noun. ['dɪˈfɛns'] the defendant and his legal advisors collectively.

Synonyms

  • accumulation
  • defense team
  • assemblage
  • defence
  • defense lawyers
  • collection

Antonyms

  • engagement
  • participation
  • natural object
  • slow
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