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  Definition of stuff
  1. miscellaneous unspecified objects; "the trunk was full of stuff"
  2. unspecified qualities required to do or be something; "the stuff of heros"; "you don''t have the stuff to be a United States Marine"
  3. a critically important or characteristic component; "suspense is the very stuff of narrative"
  4. senseless talk; "don''t give me that stuff"
  5. information in some unspecified form; "it was stuff I had heard before"; "there''s good stuff in that book"
  6. informal terms for personal possessions; "did you take all your clobber?"
  7. the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
  8. fill with a stuffing while cooking; "Have you stuffed the turkey yet?"
  9. fill tightly with a material; "stuff a pillow with feathers"; "The old lady wants to have her dead poodle stuffed by the taxidermist"
  10. treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting; "stuff a bearskin"
  11. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on icecream"
  12. obstruct; "My nose is all stuffed"; "Her arteries are blocked"
  13. fill completely; "The child stuffed his pockets with candy"
  14. press or force; "Stuff money into an envelope"; "She thrust the letter into his hand"
Similar Words: whatchamacallit, whatsis, sundry, sundries, stuff and nonsense, hooey, poppycock, clobber, material, gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out, lug, choke up, block, thrust, shove, squeeze

 

Hyponyms: dohickey, dojigger, doodad, doohickey, gimmick, hickey, gizmo, gismo, gubbins, thingamabob, thingumabob, thingmabob, thingamajig, thingumajig, thingmajig, thingummy, etcetera, rind, atom, molecule, particle, corpuscle, mote, speck, ammunition, floccule, floc, HAZMAT, raw material, staple, sorbate, sorbent, sorbent material, diamagnet, mineral, rock, stone, adhesive material, adhesive, sealing material, animal material, fluff, bimetal, abrasive, abradant, abrasive material, chemical, composite material, conductor, insulator, dielectric, nonconductor, contaminant, contamination, particulate, particulate matter, dust, elastomer, earth, ground, discharge, emission, detritus, waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product, fiber, fibre, filling, fill, foam, lubricant, lubricator, lubricating substance, homogenate, humate, impregnation, paper, packing material, packing, wadding, coloring material, colouring material, color, colour, plant material, radioactive material, thickening, thickener, toner, transparent substance, translucent substance, undercut, builder, detergent builder, vernix, vernix caseosa, cork, jam, jampack, ram, chock up, cram, wad, overstuff, pad, fill out

 

Entailments: tan

 

Derivational Morphology: stuffing, dressing, taxidermist, animal stuffer, stuffer, bust, tear, binge, bout, glutton, gourmand, trencherman, gluttony, overeating, gula, engorgement, overindulgence, excess, scoffer, gorger, blockage, block, closure, occlusion, stop, stoppage, shove, push, thrust

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 材料   Dutch: materiaal  
French: substance   German: Material  
Greek: ουσία   Hebrew: דברים  
Italian: roba   Japanese: 原料  
Korean: 재료   Portuguese: material  
Russian: вещество   Spanish: materia  
 
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