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    stem

    stem - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stem

    Definition
    (noun) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    Synonyms : base , radical , root , root word , theme
    Example Sentence
    • thematic vowels are part of the stem
    Definition
    (noun) a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
    Synonyms : stalk
    Definition
    (noun) cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
    Synonyms : shank
    Definition
    (noun) the tube of a tobacco pipe Definition
    (noun) front part of a vessel or aircraft
    Synonyms : bow , fore , prow
    Example Sentence
    • he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line
    Definition
    (noun) a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it
    Synonyms : stem turn
    Definition
    (verb) grow out of, have roots in, originate in
    Example Sentence
    • The increase in the national debt stems from the last war
    Definition
    (verb) cause to point inward
    Example Sentence
    • stem your skis
    Definition
    (verb) stop the flow of a liquid
    Synonyms : halt , stanch , staunch
    Example Sentence
    • staunch the blood flow
    • stem the tide
    Definition
    (verb) remove the stem from
    Example Sentence
    • for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for stem

meaning of stem is opposite of what a stem of a plant does ; It lets the nutrients travel accross and lets the water from root upward ! But stem means to stop the flow !

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steam is good for cold, it can stop nose flowing.. & steam is also arise from water, and water is the only fluid which travels through main axis of a plant. ;)

They stemmed the stem and sprayed some pesticide.

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