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Noun stem has 6 senses
  1. root, root word, base, stem, theme, radical - (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem"
    --1 is a kind of form, word form, signifier, descriptor
    Derived forms: verb stem4, verb stem1
  2. stalk, stem - a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
    --2 is a kind of plant organ
    --2 has parts: internode; receptacle
    --2 has particulars:
     gynophore; carpophore; filament; funicle, funiculus; petiolule; cane; sporangiophore; cutting, slip; tuber; rhizome, rootstock, rootstalk; axis; caudex; beanstalk; cladode, cladophyll, phylloclad, phylloclade; stock, caudex; stipe; scape, flower stalk; petiole, leafstalk; bulb; corm; branch; culm; haulm, halm; trunk, tree trunk, bole
  3. shank, stem - cylinder forming a long narrow part of something
    --3 is a kind of cylinder
    --3 is a part of
     anchor, ground tackle; key; handle, grip, handgrip, hold; nail; pin; wineglass
  4. stem - the tube of a tobacco pipe
    --4 is a kind of
    tube, tubing
    --4 is a part of pipe, tobacco pipe
  5. bow, fore, prow, stem - front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
    --5 is a kind of front
    --5 is a part of vessel, watercraft
  6. stem turn, stem - a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward and the other ski is brought parallel to it
    --6 is a kind of turn, turning
    Derived form: verb stem2
Verb stem has 4 senses
  1. stem - grow out of, have roots in, originate in; "The increase in the national debt stems from the last war"
    --1 is one way to
    originate in
    Derived form: noun stem1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. stem - cause to point inward; "stem your skis"
    --2 is one way to
    Derived form: noun stem6
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. stem, stanch, staunch, halt - stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "them the tide"
    --3 is one way to check
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. stem - remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language processing, the words must be stemmed"
    --4 is one way to
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Derived forms: noun stemmer3, noun stem1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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