Variant of dam
- a barrier built to hold back flowing water
- the water thus kept back
- any barrier like a dam, as a rubber sheet used in dentistry to keep a tooth dry
Origin: Middle English ; from Germanic base seen inch(es) Middle Low German Middle Dutch dam, Old Norse dammr, Middle High German tam, Gothic faur-dammjan, to stop up ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhē, to set, put inch(es) place from source do, Classical Latin facere
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