One word substitution–28

Continuing our tryst with our exploration of ‘one word substitution‘ list, we present more words as they keep coming. These words are intended to give the exact meaning of a sentence by a single word. These types of lists come pretty handy if you want to improve your vocabulary in English language.

An instrument for increasing the volume of the voice. Microphone
An instrument for making very small objects appear large. Microscope
An instrument for enabling persons inside a submarine to see objects above the surface of the water. Periscope
An instrument for measuring earthquakes. Seismograph
An instrument for measuring the speed of a motor-car. Speedometer
An electrical instrument for transmitting speech. Telephone
An instrument used for measuring temperature. Thermometer
An instrument for seeing distant objects. Telescope
A vehicle for conveying sick or injured people to the hospital. Ambulance
To cut off a part of a person’s body which in infected. Amputate
Low levels of iron in the blood. Anaemia
Any medicine which produce insensibility. Anaesthetic
A medicine which alleviates pain. Anodyne
The mosquito which transmits malaria. Anopheles
A medicine to counteract poison. Antidote
A substance which destroys or weakens germs. Antiseptic
A substance used in surgery to induce unconsciousness. Chloroform
The mark or scar left after  a wound is healed. Cicatrix
Gradual recovery from illness. Convalescence
One who is recovering from illness. Convalescent
The mosquito which transmits filaria. Culex
A substance to hide unwanted smells. Deodorant
To be able to tell the nature of a disease by its symptoms. Diagnose
A medicine to cause vomiting. Emetic
A disease confined to a particular district place. Endemic
A disease affecting many persons at the same place and time. Epidemic
To disinfect by smoke. Fumigate
Free or exempt from infection. Immune
A substance used by dentists to deaden gums and nerves. Lidocaine
A medicine for relieving, numbing pain. Narcotic
A cure for all diseases. Panacea
A disease extensively epidemic. Pandemic

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