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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Resembling an alcove; Having a sunken area.

Usage examples (37)
  • Noun : in the recesses of the palace
  • Verb (used with object) : to recess a wall. ,to recess the Senate
  • They've already installed a programmable thermostat and replaced light bulbs used in recessed and overhead light fixtures with CFL bulbs.
  • Juno LED Downlight (aka recessed canned light) Review for more
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