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Synonyms for diaphragm
ˈdaɪ əˌfræm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diaphragm, stop(noun)

    a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens

    "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"

    plosive, period, stay, stop consonant, layover, pessary, midriff, hitch, stopover, full point, stoppage, full stop, catch, check, blockage, plosive speech sound, occlusion, block, point, halt, stop, occlusive, arrest, plosive consonant, closure, contraceptive diaphragm

  2. diaphragm, midriff(noun)

    (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration

    pessary, midriff, middle, midsection, contraceptive diaphragm, stop

  3. diaphragm, pessary, contraceptive diaphragm(noun)

    a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix

    pessary, midriff, contraceptive diaphragm, stop

  4. diaphragm(noun)

    electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves

    pessary, midriff, contraceptive diaphragm, stop

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. diaphragm(n.)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    iris, membrane, skirt, orifice, septum

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  1. Barbara Dorris:

    I went into the hospital because I had pain, i’d been coughing. I’d torn my diaphragm. I had seen these seven Vanderbilt angels standing over me, and they said, ‘Ma’am, were you aware you have a four-inch tumor under your right rib cage?’ I said, ‘No.’.

  2. Emmanuel Ameh:

    We needed to determine if they could live independently when they are separated. We found out that they were sharing a diaphragm and one liver was serving both of them, but all other organs were separate, we also had to get some medical equipment that were not available.

  3. De Merode:

    I was completely covered in blood, i got hit in the chest and the stomach. It went through my liver, through my diaphragm and lungs, and out the other side. It broke four ribs.

  4. John Crowley:

    What the enzyme is designed to do is to replace the enzyme that's missing or defective in people with Pompe, it's designed to get to muscle cells, including the heart, which is a cardiac muscle, to get to the diaphragm, which is involved of course in breathing, and restore muscle function as best as it can.

  5. Eivind Ness-Jensen:

    So, avoid weight gain when quitting smoking, obesity, especially abdominal obesity, increases the pressure on the diaphragm and the muscles separating the esophagus from the stomach, pushing acidic stomach content into the esophagus. Tobacco smoking relaxes the muscles, facilitating reflux, and reduces the production of saliva, which helps clean the esophagus.

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