Mire is defined as wet and soggy ground.
An example of a mire is a bog.
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Mire is to get stuck in something as if you were in mud.
An example of to mire is to get your car stuck in very muddy ground.
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- an area of wet, soggy ground; bog
- deep mud; wet, soggy earth; slush
Origin: Middle English from Old Norse myrr, akin to mosi, moss
transitive verb mired, miring
- to cause to get stuck in or as in mire
- to soil or splatter with mud or dirt
to sink or stick in mud
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verb mired mired
- An area of wet, soggy, muddy ground; a bog.
- Deep slimy soil or mud.
- A disadvantageous or difficult condition or situation: the mire of poverty.
, mires verb, transitive
a. To cause to sink or become stuck in or as if in mire.
b. To hinder, entrap, or entangle as if in mire.
- To soil with mud or mire.
To sink or become stuck in mire.
Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse mȳrr, bog.
mire - Medical Definition
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of the test objects on the arm of a keratometer whose image, as reflected on the curved surface of the cornea, is used in calculating the amount of astigmatism.