The clear yellowish fluid obtained upon separating whole blood into its solid and liquid components after it has been allowed to clot. Also called blood serum.
Blood serum from the tissues of immunized animals, containing antibodies and used to transfer immunity to another individual, called antiserum.
A watery fluid from animal tissue, especially one that moistens the surface of serous membranes or that is exuded by such membranes when they become inflamed, such as in edema or a blister.
The watery portion of certain animal fluids, as blood, milk, etc; whey.
(skincare) An intensive moisturising product to be applied after cleansing but before a general moisturiser.
* blood serum
* immune serum
* serum sickness
* truth serum
* draft (US)
The action or an act of pulling something along, especially a beast of burden, vehicle or tractor.
* Sir W. Temple
The act of drawing, or pulling back.
- A general custom of using oxen for all sort of draught would be, perhaps, the greatest improvement.
That which is drawn.
- She sent an arrow forth with mighty draught .
That which draws, such as a team of oxen or horses.
Capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction.
- He laid down his pipe, and cast his net, which brought him a very great draught .
The act of drawing up, marking out, or delineating; representation.
- The Hertfordshire wheel plough is of the easiest draught .
A sketch, outline, or representation, whether written, designed, or drawn; a delineation; a draft.
- A draught of a Toleration Act was offered to the Parliament by a private member.
A current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle).
* Charles Dickens
- No picture or draught of these things from the report of the eye.
(maritime) The depth below the water line to the bottom of a vessel's hull.
An amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow.
- He preferred to go and sit upon the stairs, in a strong draught of air, until he was again sent for.
* 1851 ,
*:“Drink and pass!” he cried, handing the heavy charged flagon to the nearest seaman. “The crew alone now drink. Round with it, round! Short draughts —long swallows, men; ’tis hot as Satan’s hoof.
The act of drawing in a net for fish.
* 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Luke V:
- She took a deep draught from the bottle of water.
* Sir M. Hale
- he sayde vnto Simon: Cary vs into the depe, and lett slippe thy nett to make a draught .
(British) A game piece used in the game of draughts.
(Australia) A type of beer, brewed using a top-fermenting yeast; ale.
(UK, Ireland) Beer drawn from a cask or keg rather than a bottle or can.
(dated) A dose of medicine in liquid form.
* 1919 ,
- Upon the draught of a pond, not one fish was left.
(medicine, obsolete) A mild vesicatory.
- Finally I gave him a draught , and he sank into uneasy slumber.
The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, so that it can be drawn from the sand without damaging the mould.
(obsolete) A privy.
* 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Matthew XV:
- to apply draughts to the feet
* 1623 , William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens :
- Then sayde Jesus: are ye yett withoute understondinge? perceave ye not, that whatsoever goeth in at the mouth, descendeth doune into the bely, and ys cast out into the draught ?
(obsolete) A drawing or picture.
* 1646 , Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica , V.22:
- Rid me these Villaines from your companies; / Hang them, or stab them, drowne them in a draught , / Confound them by some course, and come to me, / Ile giue you Gold enough.
(obsolete) A sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy.
- And therefore, for the whole process, and full representation, there must be more than one draught ; the one representing him in station, the other in session, another in genuflexion.
(military) The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft.
(military) The force drawn; a detachment; a draft.
- drawing sudden draughts upon the enemy when he looketh not for you
* (game) checkers
* (mouthful of liquid) swig
To draw out; to call forth. See draft.
To diminish or exhaust by drawing.
* Sir Walter Scott
To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing.
- The Parliament so often draughted and drained.