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SHUNT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shunt mean? 

SHUNT (noun)
  The noun SHUNT has 3 senses:

1. a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another
2. a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
3. implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body

  Familiarity information: SHUNT used as a noun is uncommon.


SHUNT (verb)
  The verb SHUNT has 2 senses:

1. transfer to another track, of trains
2. provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt

  Familiarity information: SHUNT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SHUNT (noun)


Sense 1shunt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Context example:

an arteriovenus shunt

Hypernyms ("shunt" is a kind of...):

passage; passageway (a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shunt"):

bypass (a surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part))

portacaval shunt (shunt that is created surgically between the portal vein and the inferior vena cava so that blood from the abdominal organs can bypass the liver)


Sense 2shunt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

electrical shunt; shunt; bypass

Hypernyms ("shunt" is a kind of...):

conductor (a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.)

Holonyms ("shunt" is a part of...):

circuit; electric circuit; electrical circuit (an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow)


Sense 3shunt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("shunt" is a kind of...):

implant (a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue)


SHUNT (verb)


Sense 1shunt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Transfer to another track, of trains

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "shunt" is one way to...):

shift; transfer (move around)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2shunt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Hypernyms (to "shunt" is one way to...):

deviate (cause to turn away from a previous or expected course)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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