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1. 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)

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Rhymes with Valve

  • absolve
  • absolve
  • bivalve
  • delve
  • devolve
  • dissolve
  • evolve
  • evolve
  • involve
  • multivalve
  • resolve
  • revolve
  • shelve
  • solve
  • twelve

How do you pronounce valve?

Pronounce valve as vælv.

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Sentences with valve


1. Noun, singular or mass
Turn the water valve to the off position at the base of the toilet.

2. Adjective
Insert the regulator hose into the valve pressure tap port on the air conditioner unit.

3. Noun, plural
Number five valve full lift-adjust number eight valve.

4. Coordinating conjunction
Number four valve full lift-adjust number seven valve.

5. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Number three valve full lift-adjust number two valve.

6. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Number six valve full lift-adjust number one valve.

7. Foreign word
Install and torque all valve cover bolts to three foot-pounds.

Quotes about valve


1. The way humor's usually used in horror, it's as a pressure-release valve; without it, the drama would escalate out of all control almost immediately.
- Stephen Graham Jones

2. Emergency Valve Regulators,"she repeated. "So you do know what your doing?"Not really,"he said yanking another wire. 'I made up that term to keep you happy. I'm just pulling all the red wires because they're the pretty ones.
- Derek Landy, Kingdom of the Wicked

2. valve-in-head_engine

noun. internal-combustion engine having both inlet and exhaust valves located in the cylinder head.

Synonyms

  • internal-combustion engine

3. 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)

4. valve

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

Antonyms

  • unrestraint

Etymology

  • valva (Latin)

5. 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)

6. valve

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

Antonyms

  • derestrict

Etymology

  • valva (Latin)
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