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Definition of "lozenge" []

  • A small, medicated candy intended to be dissolved slowly in the mouth to lubricate and soothe irritated tissues of the throat. (noun)
  • A four-sided planar figure with a diamondlike shape; a rhombus that is not a square. (noun)
  • Something having this shape, especially a heraldic device. (noun)
  • A medicated tablet held in the mouth until it has dissolved (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A diamond-shaped charge (noun)

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Use "lozenge" in a sentence
  • "I liked the Bonaventure signage, too – Helvetica in lozenge shapes, color coded by area."
  • "The heiress lozenge is a specific in some consumptions."
  • "One side of this square was entirely occupied by an enormous, lofty, and handsome building, the central portion of which was surmounted by an immense dome, covered with plates of gold, arranged in tiers or bands of different shapes among which that of the lozenge was the most conspicuous, while each corner of the building was crowned with"