humpbacked


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hump·back

 (hŭmp′băk′)
n.
1. See hunchback.
2. A humped upper back.
3. A humpback whale.

hump′backed′ adj.

hump•backed

(ˈhʌmpˌbækt)

adj.
having a hump on the back.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.humpbacked - characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column
unfit - not in good physical or mental condition; out of condition; "fat and very unfit"; "certified as unfit for army service"; "drunk and unfit for service"
Translations
أحْدَب، حَدْباء
hrbatý
sem er meî herîakistil
sırtı kambur olan

humpbacked

[ˈhʌmpbækt] ADJ [person] → jorobado
humpbacked bridgepuente m encorvado

humpbacked

adj personbuck(e)lig; bridgegewölbt

humpbacked

[ˈhʌmpˌbækt] adj (offensive) (person) → gobbo/a; (animal) → con la gobba, gibboso/a

hump

(hamp) noun
1. a large lump on the back of an animal, person etc. a camel's hump.
2. part of a road etc which rises and falls in the shape of a hump.
ˈhumpback noun
a back with a hump.
adjective
rising and falling in the shape of a hump. a humpback bridge.
ˈhumpbacked adjective
having a hump on the back.

humpbacked

adj jorobado
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