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shunt
v. shift, divert; alter the course of; move onto a side track (of a train or car); create a channel in order to divert bodily fluids away from a particular body part (Medicine)
 
n. act of turning aside, act of diverting; bypass, device used to divert an electrical current (Electricity); railroad switch; channel created to divert bodily fluids away from a particular part of the body (Surgery)

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Noun
1. a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another; "an arteriovenus shunt"
(hypernym) passage, passageway
(hyponym) bypass
2. a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
(synonym) electrical shunt, bypass
(hypernym) conductor
(part-holonym) circuit, electrical circuit, electric circuit
3. implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body
(hypernym) implant

Verb
1. transfer to another track, of trains
(hypernym) transfer, shift
(derivation) shunter
2. provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
(hypernym) deviate
(derivation) electrical shunt, bypass


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shunt
nm. shunt, act of turning aside, bypass, device used to divert an electrical current (Electricity); channel created to divert bodily fluids away from a particular part of the body (Surgery)

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v. posunovat; přesunovat sem a tam


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