Wiktionary:Foreign Word of the Day

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Wiktionary's Foreign Word of the Day features interesting foreign words, terms, and phrases. It is meant as a foreign analog to the English Word of the Day.

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Foreign word of the day  in Portuguese
abafador m, noun
  1. any person or device which snuffs or prevents the spread of fire
  2. cosy (covering put on an item to keep it warm)
  3. anything that muffles sound
  4. (Portuguese folklore) a person whose job is to smother the moribund on their deathbed
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