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stent

EnglishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Unclear. Possibly named after dentist Charles Stent.

NounEdit

stent (plural stents)

  1. A slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure.
    • 2006 New York Times
      Tiny metal sleeves placed in arteries to keep blood flowing, stents have become such a popular quick fix for clogged coronary vessels that Americans will receive more than 1.5 million of them this year.

Etymology 2Edit

See stint.

NounEdit

stent (plural stents)

  1. (archaic) An allotted portion; a stint.
    • 1905, Annie Hamilton Donnell, “The Hundred and Oneth”, in Rebecca Marry[1], edition Reprint, Fiction, Project Gutenberg, published 2009:
      The hundred-and-oneth stitch was my stent, and it's done. I'm not ever going to take the hundred and twoth. I've decided.

VerbEdit

stent (third-person singular simple present stents, present participle stenting, simple past and past participle stented)

  1. (archaic) To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
    • Spenser
      Yet n'ould she stent / Her bitter railing and foule revilement.
  2. (archaic) To stint; to stop; to cease.

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

stent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of stō