verb tr.: To heat or irradiate something just long enough to kill pathogenic microorganisms.
Definition: (noun) The art of writing and producing plays. Synonyms: dramatics, theater. Usage: I know that you plan to become a novelist, but your dialogue is so sharp and witty that you may want to consider dramaturgy. Discuss
verb tr.: To improvise an ingenious solution using whatever is available at hand.
Definition: (noun) An armed thief who is (usually) a member of a band. Synonyms: bandit. Usage: You looked more like a brigand than an honest man, with your beard six inches, and your hair a foot long. Discuss
verb tr.: To redevelop or rebuild an area, especially on a massive scale.
Definition: (verb) Release from military service or remove from the active list of military service. Synonyms: demobilize. Usage: My leg injury was so severe that my superior officer was forced to inactivate me. Discuss
Definition: (verb) Make unwilling. Synonyms: disincline. Usage: I did not wish to indispose him still further by an appearance of marked curiosity. Discuss