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Meaning of ANFRACTUOUS

Pronunciation:  an'frakchoous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  full of twists and turns; "anfractuous cliffs"
 

ANFRACTUOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: crooked
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\An*frac"tu*ous\, a. [L. anfractuosus, fr. anfractus
a turning, a winding, fr. the unused anfringere to wind,
bend; an-, for amb- + fractus, p. p. of frangere to break:
cf. F. anfractueux.]
Winding; full of windings and turnings; sinuous; tortuous;
as, the anfractuous spires of a born. --
{An*frac"tu*ous*ness}, n.

 
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