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English noun: thus

1. thus (substance) an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation


Synonymsfrankincense, gum olibanum, olibanum


Broader (hypernym)gum


English adverb: thus

1. thus (used to introduce a logical conclusion) from that fact or reason or as a result


SamplesTherefore X must be true.
The eggs were fresh and hence satisfactory.
We were young and thence optimistic.
It is late and thus we must go.
The witness is biased and so cannot be trusted.


Synonymshence, so, thence, therefore

2. thus in the way indicated


SamplesHold the brush so.
Set up the pieces thus.


Synonymsso, thusly









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