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builder

Noun

1 a substance added to soaps or detergents to increase their cleansing action [syn: detergent builder]
2 someone who contracts for and supervises construction (as of a building) [syn: constructor]

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English

Pronunciation

  • italbrac RP /ˈbɪl.də/, /"bIld@/
  • italbrac US /ˈbɪl.dɚ/, /"bIld@r/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪldə(r)

Noun

  1. A person who builds or constructs things.
  2. A bodybuilder.
    • 1991 — Samuel Wilson Fussell, Muscle: Confessions of an Unlikely Bodybuilder, ch 4
      In the competitions, bodybuilders go through "mandatories"—a set of mandatory poses—in the morning, where the judges compare the body parts of the builders.

Translations

a person who builds or constructs things

Derived terms

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