iron

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Noun[change]

Singular
iron

Plural
irons

An axe made of iron

(uncountable)

  1. An element with the symbol Fe and the atomic number 26.
    A way to melt iron at very high temperatures to make steel was developed in Sri Lanka in 300 BC.
    About 20% of women have low levels of iron in their blood.
    An object that has iron in it is attracted to magnets.
  2. A metal from the element.
    That door is made of iron.
  3. A tool which uses heat to remove wrinkles from cloth.
    She used the iron on her skirt.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
iron

Third-person singular
irons

Past tense
ironed

Past participle
ironed

Present participle
ironing

  1. To remove wrinkles with an iron.
    He irons his shirts.

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