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  • noun
    The perceptible natural movement of the air, especially in the form of a current of air blowing from a particular direction. (the wind howled about the building)
    Breath as needed in physical exertion or in speech. (Jackson repeated the chorus twice more before they all put down their instruments and left me with my wind knocked out.)
    Air swallowed while eating or gas generated in the stomach and intestines by digestion. (The fruit, its oils and the kernel were traditionally used to treat severe acid stomach, excess wind, fatigue after menstruation and the common cold.)
    Wind instruments, or specifically woodwind instruments, forming a band or a section of an orchestra. (these passages are most suitable for wind alone)
  • noun
    A twist or turn in a course.
    A single turn made when winding.
    verb
    Move in or take a twisting or spiral course. (the path wound among olive trees)
    Pass (something) around a thing or person so as to encircle or enfold. (he wound a towel around his midriff)
    Make (a clock or other device, typically one operated by clockwork) operate by turning a key or handle. (he wound up the clock every Saturday night)

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