X-ray

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
X-ray

Plural
X-rays

An X-ray picture of a hand
  1. X-rays are a type of invisible light beyond ultra-violet. They pass through skin and tissue, but not bone, making it useful in medicine. X-rays are a type of radiation.
  2. A photograph taken with X-rays
    When John broke his arm, he had an X-ray taken.


Verb[change]

Plain form
X-ray

Third-person singular
X-rays

Past tense
X-rayed

Past participle
X-rayed

Present participle
X-raying

  1. To X-ray is to take a photograph of an X-ray
    The doctor X-rayed the patient's leg

Adjective[change]

Positive
X-ray

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. Something that is X-ray is something to do with X-rays.
    The airport had an X-ray scanner.

Usage[change]

You can use a capital X or a small x when writing this word. An X-ray is the same as an x-ray.