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Meaning of gravel

grav•el

Pronunciation: (grav'ul), [key]
— n., v., adj. -eled, -el•ing -elled, -el•ling,
—n.
  1. small stones and pebbles, or a mixture of these with sand.
    1. multiple small calculi formed in the kidneys.
    2. the disease characterized by such concretions.
—v.t.
  1. to cover with gravel.
  2. to bring to a standstill from perplexity; puzzle.
  3. to be a cause of irritation to.
  4. to run (a ship) aground, as on a beach.
—adj.
  1. harsh and grating: a gravel voice.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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