stent

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unclear. Possibly named after dentist Charles Stent.

Noun[edit]

stent (plural stents)

  1. A slender tube inserted into a blood vessel, a ureter or the oesophagus in order to provide support and to prevent disease-induced closure.
    • 2006 New York Times
      Tiny metal sleeves placed in arteries to keep blood flowing, stents have become such a popular quick fix for clogged coronary vessels that Americans will receive more than 1.5 million of them this year.

Etymology 2[edit]

See stint.

Noun[edit]

stent (plural stents)

  1. (archaic) An allotted portion; a stint.
    • 1905, Annie Hamilton Donnell, “The Hundred and Oneth”, in Rebecca Marry[1], edition Reprint, Fiction, Project Gutenberg, published 2009:
      The hundred-and-oneth stitch was my stent, and it's done. I'm not ever going to take the hundred and twoth. I've decided.

Verb[edit]

stent (third-person singular simple present stents, present participle stenting, simple past and past participle stented)

  1. (archaic) To keep within limits; to restrain; to cause to stop, or cease; to stint.
    • Spenser
      Yet n'ould she stent / Her bitter railing and foule revilement.
  2. (archaic) To stint; to stop; to cease.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

stent

  1. third-person plural present active subjunctive of stō