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English noun: shunt

1. shunt (body) a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another

SamplesAn arteriovenus shunt.

Broader (hypernym)passage, passageway

Narrower (hyponym)bypass, portacaval shunt

2. shunt (artifact) a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current

Synonymsbypass, electrical shunt

Broader (hypernym)conductor

Part meronymcircuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit

3. shunt (artifact) implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber; for draining fluids within the body

Broader (hypernym)implant

English verb: shunt

1. shunt (motion) transfer to another track, of trains

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)shift, transfer

2. shunt (motion) provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)deviate

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