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pet

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Adjective pet has 1 sense
  1. favored, favorite, favourite, pet, preferred - preferred above all others and treated with partiality; "the favored child"
    Antonym: unloved (indirect, via loved)
Noun pet has 4 senses
  1. pet - a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement
    --1 is a kind of
    animal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna
  2. darling, favorite, favourite, pet, dearie, deary, ducky - a special loved one
    --2 is a kind of lover
    --2 has particulars: chosen; macushla; mollycoddle; teacher's pet
    Derived forms: verb pet2, verb pet1
  3. pet - a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)
    --3 is a kind of
    irritability, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, peevishness, petulance, choler
  4. positron emission tomography, PET - using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain)
    --4 is a kind of imaging, tomography
Verb pet has 2 senses
  1. pet - stroke or caress gently; "pet the lamb"
    --1 is one way to
    caress
    Derived form: noun pet2
    Sample sentence:
  2. pet - stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking
    --2 is one way to
    caress
    Derived forms: noun pet2, noun petter1, noun petting1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s somebody
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