bends

bends
a) A condition of bubbles in the blood which sometimes occurs during ascent.
b) The thickest and strongest planks in a wooden ships side, wales.

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  • Bends — Bends, or the bends may refer to: * The bends , usually understood to refer to Decompression sickness. * The Bends , a 1995 album by British band Radiohead. ** The Bends (song), a song from the above album. * The Bends , a song by the group Mr.… …   Wikipedia

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  • bends — [bendz] pl.n. [with sing. or pl. v.] the severe pain in the limbs, joints, and abdomen during decompression sickness: preceded by the …   English World dictionary

  • bends — Colloquialism for caisson sickness; decompression sickness. [fr. convulsive posture of those so afflicted] * * * bends ben(d)z n pl but sing or pl in constr the painful manifestations (as joint pain) of decompression sickness also DECOMPRESSION… …   Medical dictionary

  • bends — Synonyms and related words: Minamata disease, altitude sickness, anoxemia, anoxia, anoxic anoxia, anthrax, asteroids, aurora particles, black lung, blackout, caisson disease, chilblain, cosmic particles, cosmic ray bombardment, decompression… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • bends, the — [ bendz ] noun plural severe pain that DIVERS get if they come up from under the water too quickly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Bends of a ship — Bend Bend, n. [See {Bend}, v. t., and cf. {Bent}, n.] 1. A turn or deflection from a straight line or from the proper direction or normal position; a curve; a crook; as, a slight bend of the body; a bend in a road. [1913 Webster] 2. Turn;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bends — noun see decompression sickness …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bends — gas bubble disease (supersaturated gases (>125%) in water entering the the body fluids of fish causing bubbles, an embolism). Also called Caisson s disease or decompression sickness …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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