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Noun plumbing has 3 senses
  1. plumbing, plumbing system - utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage
    --1 is a kind of utility
    --1 has parts: plumbing fixture
  2. plumbing, plumbery - the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
    --2 is a kind of trade, craft
    --2 is a part of construction, building
  3. bathymetry, plumbing - measuring the depths of the oceans
    --3 is a kind of measurement, measuring, measure, mensuration
    Derived form: verb plumb1
Verb plumb has 4 senses
  1. plumb - measure the depth of something
    --1 is one way to
    quantify, measure
    Derived form: noun plumbing3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. plumb - weight with lead
    --2 is one way to
    burden, burthen, weight, weight down
    Derived form: noun plumb1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. plumb - examine thoroughly and in great depth
    --3 is one way to
    Sample sentences:
    The men plumb the area for animals
    The men plumb for animals in the area
  4. plumb - adjust with a plumb line so as to make vertical
    --4 is one way to
    adjust, set, correct
    Derived form: noun plumb1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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