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Definitions of wafer:

part of speech: noun

A thin sheet of dried flour paste, used to enclose a powder, the wafer being moistened and folded over the drug, so that it can be swallowed without taste.

Usage examples for wafer:

  • It was not thicker than the thinnest wafer "Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 1 (of 2)", George Grey
  • Then he toyed idly with spoon and wafer until Prudence tasted also. "Prudence of the Parsonage", Ethel Hueston
  • Modestly and discreetly, Margaret of Parma, almost immediately after giving these orders, and while the " moderation" was still in the hands of the lawyers, informed her brother that she had given personal attention to the case of a person who had snatched the holy wafer from the priest's hand at Oudenarde. "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley

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