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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Sediment that settles out in liquid; the last, least desireable, parts.

Usage examples (34)
  • It was her job to climb into the wine vat and scoop out the dregs.
  • -- These frequently remain as the so-called dregs of some illness, and are found very persistent.
  • Paterfamilias is obliged to drink the cup of gaiety to the dregs, which is almost worse than being in office.
  • I'm afraid they are not getting the 'dregs'of our young women. for more
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