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pet



Pronunciation: (pet), [key]
n., adj., v., pet•ted, pet•ting.


n.
1. any domesticated or tamed animal that is kept as a companion and cared for affectionately.
2. a person especially cherished or indulged; favorite: He was the teacher's pet.
3. a thing particularly cherished.

adj.
1. kept or treated as a pet: a pet lamb.
2. especially cherished or indulged, as a child or other person.
3. favorite; most preferred: a pet theory.
4. showing fondness or affection: to address someone with pet words.

v.t.
1. to treat as a pet; fondle or indulge.
2. Informal.to fondle or caress amorously.

v.i.
Informal.to engage in amorous fondling and caressing.

pet



Pronunciation: (pet), [key]
n.
a fit of peevishness, sulking, or bad mood.

v.i.
to be peevish; sulk.

PET



Pronunciation: (pet), [key]
positron emission tomography. Cf. PET scan.

Pet.




Peter.

pet.




petroleum.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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