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ray

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Power, Physics, Fish
rayray /reΙͺ/ ●○○ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 LIGHTa straight narrow beam of light from the sun or moon πŸ”Š The room darkened as a cloud hid the sun’s rays.ray of πŸ”Š Rays of light filtered through the trees.2 TPHPa beam of heat, electricity, or other form of energy β†’ cosmic ray, gamma ray, X-ray13 β†’ a ray of hope/light etc4 β†’ a ray of sunshine5 β†’ catch some/a few rays6 HBFa large flat sea fish with a long pointed tail
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rayβ€’ If mutagens like cosmic rays are present then all normal mutation rates are boosted.β€’ The first rays of the sun pierced the canopy of leaves above us, and the forest began to wake up.β€’ Use a sunscreen to protect your skin against the sun's harmful rays.β€’ a gun that fires invisible raysβ€’ A conventional lens maps each light ray to a particular point on an image plane.β€’ Like the sun's rays, sunbeds accelerate ageing and increase the chances of getting skin cancer.β€’ On a sunny evening you can stay to catch the last of the sun's rays highlighting Scafell's famous buttresses.β€’ the sun's raysray ofβ€’ Rays of light filtered through the pine trees.
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