~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~  "exhume"




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~☆今日のBuzzword!from BBC☆~





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Yasser Arafat's remains have been exhumed as an investigation to reveal the cause of his death.

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【Today's Buzzword】


"exhume"



【他動】

1.〔埋葬した死体を検視のために〕掘り出す、掘り起こす

2.〔忘れ去られた物事を〕明るみに出す、暴露する



(語義~ 英辞郎 on the WEB)





【Background Knowledge ~なぜ今それなわけ?~】


・アラファト氏は2004年にパリで75歳で客死

・plonium-210(2006年にアレクサンドル・リトビネンコ氏が暗殺された事件と同じ物質)が検出される

・今なお多くのパレスチナ人はアラファト氏はイスラエルに毒殺されたと信じている

・アラファト氏は、the Palestine Liberation Organisation(PLO)を35年間率い、1996年にはパレスチナ政府初の大統領となる





(語義~ BBC News Website)





【Today's Vocabulary】





hallucination


N-VAR

A hallucination is the experience of seeing something that is not really there because you are ill or have taken a drug.





dermatitis


N-UNCOUNT

Dermatitis is a medical condition which makes your skin red and painful.





art-house


also arthouse

ADJ n

An art-house film is a film that is intended to be a serious artistic work rather than a piece of popular entertainment.




wean


1 V n, V n off/from n

When a baby or baby animal is weaned, its mother stops feeding it milk and


2 V n off/from n

If you wean someone off a habit or something they like, you gradually make them stop doing it or liking it, especially when you think is bad for them.





wheeze


V, V with quote

If someone wheezes, they breathe with difficulty and make a whistling sound.





vitiate


be V-ed, V n

If something is vitiated, its effectiveness is spoiled or weakened. (FORMAL)





hypnotherapy


N-UNCOUNT

Hypnotherapy is the practice of hypnotizing people in order to help them with a mental or physical problem, for example to help them give up smoking.





resuscitate


1 V n

If you resuscitate someone who has stopped breathing, you cause them to start breathing again.


2 V n

If you resuscitate something, you cause it to become active or successful again (= revive).





bruise


1 N-COUNT

A bruise is an injury which appears as a purple mark on your body, although the skin is not broken.


2 V n, V adv

If you bruise a part of your body, a bruise appears on it, for example because something hits you. If you bruise easily, bruises appear when something hits you only slightly.


3 V n, V-ed, V adv, also V

If a fruit, vegetable, or plant bruises or is bruised, it is damaged by being handled roughly, making a mark on the skin.


N-COUNT

Bruise is also a noun.


4 V usu passive, be V-ed

If you are bruised by an unpleasant experience, it makes you feel unhappy or upset.





blade


1 N-COUNT

The blade of a knife, axe, or saw is the edge, which is used for cutting.


2 N-COUNT usu pl

The blades of a propeller are the long, flat parts that turn round.


3 N-COUNT

The blade of an oar is the thin flat part that you put into the water.


4 N-COUNT

A blade of grass is a single piece of grass.


5 rotor blade: see rotor

see also razor blade, shoulder blade





epilepsy


N-UNCOUNT

Epilepsy is a brain condition which causes a person to suddenly lose consciousness and sometimes to have fits.





(語義~ Collins COBUILD Dictionary)





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