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Definition 1: small bit used in dentistry or surgery - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for bur in the sense of this definition

(bur is a kind of ...) the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press

"he looked around for the right size bit"

(... is part of bur) a high speed drill that dentists use to cut into teeth

Definition 2: seed vessel having hooks or prickles - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for bur in the sense of this definition

(bur is a kind of ...) the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary

(... is a kind of bur ) the seed of bur marigolds

Definition 3: remove the burrs from - [verb of change]

Synonyms for bur in the sense of this definition

(bur is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

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