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a terrorist network intensely opposed to the United States that dispenses money and logistical support and training to a wide variety of radical Islamic terrorist groups; has cells in more than 50 countries

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(adjective)

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of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)


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baseborn wretches with dirty faces

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(verb)

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use (purified cocaine) by burning it and inhaling the fumes

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(noun)

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lowest support of a structure


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it was built on a base of solid rock

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(noun)

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a support or foundation


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the base of the lamp

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(noun)

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the most important or necessary part of something

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(noun)

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a place that the runner must touch before scoring

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illegitimate

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(noun)

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(numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place

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(noun)

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a phosphoric ester of a nucleoside; the basic structural unit of nucleic acids (DNA or RNA)

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(noun)

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a lower limit

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(adjective)

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serving as or forming a base


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the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats

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(noun)

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the fundamental assumptions from which something is begun or developed or calculated or explained

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(noun)

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(linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

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(noun)

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the place where you are stationed and from which missions start and end

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(noun)

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the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area


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the industrial base of Japan

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(adjective)

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having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality


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that liberal obedience without which your army would be a base rabble

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any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water


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bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia

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not adhering to ethical or moral principles


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base and unpatriotic motives

a base, degrading way of life

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(noun)

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installation from which a military force initiates operations


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the attack wiped out our forward bases

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(verb)

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use as a basis for; found on


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base a claim on some observation

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(noun)

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a flat bottom on which something is intended to sit


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a tub should sit on its own base

(noun)

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(anatomy) the part of an organ nearest its point of attachment


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the base of the skull

(adjective)

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debased; not genuine


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an attempt to eliminate the base coinage

(noun)

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(electronics) the part of a transistor that separates the emitter from the collector

(verb)

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situate as a center of operations


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we will base this project in the new lab

(noun)

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the bottom or lowest part


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the base of the mountain

(noun)

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the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed


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the base of the triangle

(noun)

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the principal ingredient of a mixture


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glycerinated gelatin is used as a base for many ointments

he told the painter that he wanted a yellow base with just a hint of green

everything she cooked seemed to have rice as the base

(adjective)

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(used of metals) consisting of or alloyed with inferior metal


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base coins of aluminum

a base metal