Definition of 'X-ray'

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Example sentences containing 'X-ray'

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From the grimness on the doctor's face as he studied the X-ray, I guessed it might well be the latter. Pritchard, John NIGHT SISTERSIt resembled a bizarre combination of a photograph and an X-ray plate. Stewart, Michael COMPULSIONThey walked through a hatch in the counter and then through a large X-ray frame. O'Connor, Joe DESPERADOESThe machine printed out a few sheets of CT cuts, which Carson picked up and snapped into an X-ray box. Gregg Andrew Hurwitz DO NO HARM (2002)

Trends of 'X-ray'

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Translations for 'X-ray'

British English: X-ray /ˈɛksreɪ/ NOUN
An X-ray is a type of radiation that can pass through most solid materials. X-rays are used by doctors to examine the bones or organs inside your body, and at airports to see inside people's luggage.
  • American English: X-ray
  • Arabic: أَشِعَّةُ إِكْس
  • Brazilian Portuguese: raio X
  • Chinese: X光
  • Croatian: rendgen
  • Czech: rentgen
  • Danish: røntgenbillede
  • Dutch: röntgenfoto
  • European Spanish: rayos X
  • Finnish: röntgenkuva
  • French: radio hôpital
  • German: Röntgenstrahl
  • Greek: ακτίνα Χ
  • Italian: radiografia
  • Japanese: X線
  • Korean: X선
  • Norwegian: røntgen
  • Polish: promienie Rentgena
  • European Portuguese: radiografia
  • Romanian: rază x
  • Russian: рентгеновские лучи
  • Latin American Spanish: radiografía
  • Swedish: röntgen
  • Thai: รังสีแม่เหล็กไฟฟ้าชนิดหนึ่งผ่านสิ่งของบางประเภทได้
  • Turkish: röntgen
  • Ukrainian: рентген
  • Vietnamese: X-quang
British English: X-ray /ɛksreɪ/ VERB
If someone or something is X-rayed, an X-ray picture is taken of them.
All bags were X-rayed.
  • American English: X-ray
  • Arabic: يُصَوِّرُ بِأَشِعَّةِ إِكْس
  • Brazilian Portuguese: radiografar
  • Chinese: X光透视
  • Croatian: snimiti rendgenom
  • Czech: rentgenovat
  • Danish: røntgenfotografere
  • Dutch: een röntgenfoto maken
  • European Spanish: radiografiar
  • Finnish: ottaa röntgenkuva
  • French: radiographier
  • German: röntgen
  • Greek: ακτινοσκοπώ
  • Italian: fare una radiografia
  • Japanese: X線写真を撮る
  • Korean: X선 사진을 찍다
  • Norwegian: røntgenfotografere
  • Polish: prześwietlić
  • European Portuguese: radiografar
  • Romanian: a radiografia
  • Russian: делать рентген
  • Latin American Spanish: radiografiar
  • Swedish: röntga
  • Thai: ถ่ายภาพด้วยรังสีเอ็กซ์
  • Turkish: röntgenini çekmek
  • Ukrainian: робити рентген
  • Vietnamese: chụp X-quang


Definition of X-ray from the Collins English Dictionary
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