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Noun defect has 4 senses
  1. defect - an imperfection in a bodily system; "visual defects"; "this device permits detection of defects in the lungs"
    --1 is a kind of
    imperfection, imperfectness
    --1 has particulars:
     myelatelia; birth defect, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder, congenital abnormality
  2. defect, shortcoming - a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information"
    --2 is a kind of disadvantage
  3. defect, fault, flaw - an imperfection in a device or machine; "if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer"
    --3 is a kind of imperfection, imperfectness
    --3 has particulars: bug, glitch; hole
  4. blemish, defect, mar - a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body); "a facial blemish"
    --4 is a kind of appearance, visual aspect
    --4 has particulars:
     birthmark, nevus; chatter mark; check, chip; crack; dent, gouge, nick; mole; scratch, scrape, scar, mark; burn, burn mark; smudge, spot, blot, daub, smear, smirch, slur; stigma; wart, verruca; whitehead, milium; blackhead, comedo
Verb defect has 1 sense
  1. defect, desert - desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army; "If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"
    --1 is one way to flee, fly, take flight
    Derived forms: noun defection2, noun defection1, noun defector1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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