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Dictionary definition for: Cat

1. (n) feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and being unable to roar; domestic cats; wildcats

2. (v) beat with a cat-o''-nine-tails

3. (n) an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy" "the guy''s only doing it for some doll"

4. (v) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited" "He purged continuously" "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

5. (n) a spiteful woman gossip; "what a cat she is!"

6. (n) the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant; "in Yemen kat is used daily by 85% of adults"

7. (n) a whip with nine knotted cords; "British sailors feared the cat"

8. (n) a large vehicle that is driven by caterpillar tracks; frequently used for moving earth in construction and farm work

9. (n) any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild

10. (n) a method of examining body organs by scanning them with X rays and using a computer to construct a series of cross-sectional scans along a single axis

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