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Definitions of dread:

part of speech: adjective

To fear greatly, to apprehend. 2. An extreme fear or apprehension.

Usage examples for dread:

  • They won't let the others treat us as they treat new girls sometimes either, and that will be a good thing, which was Betty's chief dread in going to the school. "Kitty Trenire", Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • " Why do you both love and dread it? "Pauline's Passion and Punishment", Louisa May Alcott
  • As he went he shut down the dread in his heart of what he should find there, " For," said Hobb to himself, " I shall need more courage now than I have ever had." "Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard", Eleanor Farjeon

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The proteinsplitting ferment of the pancreas, it differs from pepsin in that it acts better in a slightly alkaline medium such as it finds in the intestine. It is used in medicine in cases of intestinal indigestion in doses of gr. 8- 15 ( 0. 5- 1. 0) in keratin coated pills or capsules; it is also used to peptonize milk, and as a solvent of diphtheritic membrane, and has been given by hypodermic injection in connection with amylopsin in the treatment of cancer. ...