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absorb
to soak up
Commercials for paper towels brag about how they absorb spills.
acquire
An organism is born with certain traits and acquires certain traits.
adapt
to change in response to new circumstances
When we got our new science teacher, mr. Beak, we had to adapt to his weird ways.
adhere
to stick to
Scotch tape adheres to paper quite well.
axis
the center around which something rotates.
The Earth rotates on its axis.
catalyst
a substance that speeds up a chemical reaction
Fire is a catalyst for turning water into vapor.
classify
to group organism into categories according to similar characteristics
I would classify Mr. Beak as weird, but Mrs. Corpus as cool.
collision
the slamming of one thing into another.
When there is a collision between an opponet's bat and my best pitch, that is not good.
combustible
flammable
My science teacher tells us when a material we are working with is combustible.
component
a part of a system or machine
The components of my stereo are the receiver, CD player and five speaker surround system.
compress
to squeeze
When compressed enough, a soccer ball finally goes boom.
conservation
to protection of natural resources
Conservation is important if we are to keep the few natural wonders this country has left, like the Grand Canyon.
decay
to rot, break down
When you die, unless you have yourself frozen or are cremated, your body will decay.
deplete
to use up
One of the main problems today is the gradual depletion of Earth's resources.
deposit
to leave
Rivers and streams deposit sediment as they wear away the earth they run through.
deteriorate
to get worse
He is trying not to let his health is deteriorate.
dissolve
to mix with a liquid
Kool Aid dissolves in water to make a tasty, refreshing drink.
dormant
sleeping, inactive
Lots of animals, insects and plants go dormant over the winter, sleeping until spring.
equilibrium
a condition in which all forces cancel each other out, resulting in balance
Equilibrium happens when opposing forces are equal.
evolve
to change for the better
The theory of evolution is based on the theory that animals evolve to take advantage of their environment.
extinct
no longer in existence,
The dodo bird is extinct.
gene
a section of a chromosome that controls how part of an organism turns out
Your genes control your eye color.
heredity
the passing down of traits from parents to offspring
Your hair color is determined by heredity.
ignite
to light on fire
when you ignite your Bunsen burner in science class, it gives off a blue flame.
immune
being resistant to something
When you are sick your immune system is working overtime.
incinerate
to burn until there is nothing left but ashes.