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comb

 (kōm)
n.
1.
a. A thin toothed strip, as of plastic, used to smooth, arrange, or fasten the hair.
b. An implement, such as one for dressing and cleansing wool or other fiber, that resembles a hair comb in shape or use.
c. A currycomb.
2.
a. The fleshy crest or ridge that grows on the crown of the head of domestic fowl and other birds and is most prominent in the male.
b. Something suggesting a fowl's comb in appearance or position.
3. A honeycomb.
v. combed, comb·ing, combs
v.tr.
1.
a. To arrange or groom (the hair) with or as with a comb: combed her hair with a comb; combed his hair with his fingers.
b. To move through or pass across with a raking action: The wind combed the wheatfields.
2. To straighten and separate (wool or other fibers) using a comb.
3. To search thoroughly; look through: combed the dresser drawers for a lost bracelet.
4. To eliminate with or as with a comb: combed the snarls out of his hair.
v.intr.
1. To roll and break. Used of waves.
2. To make a thorough search: combed through the file for the contract.

[Middle English, from Old English camb, comb; see gembh- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.combing - the act of drawing a comb through haircombing - the act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a comb"
comb-out, teasing - the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb
hair care, haircare, hairdressing - care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair
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