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vbbound  , bind*ing vt  1  :  to wrap up (an injury) with a cloth  :  BANDAGE <ing up the gash with clean gauze>   2  :  to take up and hold usu. by chemical forces  :  combine with <cellulose s water>   3  :  to make costive  :  CONSTIPATE vi  1 a  :  to form a cohesive mass <a little milk added to the ingredients will quickly make the mixture >   b  :  to combine or be taken up esp. by chemical action <antibody s to a specific antigen>   2  :  to hamper free movement
n 1  :  something that binds  2  :  the act of binding  :  the state of being bound - see DOUBLE BIND  .

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