cariousness
See cariosity.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • carious — cariosity /kair ee os i tee/, cariousness, n. /kair ee euhs/, adj. having caries, as teeth; decayed. [1520 30; < L cariosus decayed, rotten, equiv. to cari(es) CARIES + osus OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • decomposition — n 1. disintegration, fractionation, division, atomization; distillation, reduction, resolution, separation, Physical Chem. electrolysis, Chem. hydrolysis, Biochem. proteolysis; analysis, anatomization, dissection. 2. decay, rot, rottenness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • insecurity — n 1. instability, weakness, frailty, pre cariousness, danger, jeopardy, hazard, peril, risk, riskiness, chancefulness, chanciness. 2. vulnerability, susceptibility, assailableness, defense lessness; exposure, openness to attack, imperilment. 3.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • carious — /ˈkɛəriəs/ (say kairreeuhs) adjective having caries, as teeth; decayed. {Latin cariōsus} –cariosity /kɛəriˈɒsəti/ (say kairree osuhtee), cariousness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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