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X-raynoun [C]

 us   /ˈeksˌreɪ/
a ​type of ​radiation (= ​energy in ​movement) that can go through many ​solidsubstances, ​allowinghiddenobjects such as ​bones in the ​body to be photographed An X-ray is also a ​photograph of a ​part of the ​body made by using X-rays: Fortunately the X-rays ​showed no ​brokenbones.
X-ray
verb [T]  us   /ˈeksˌreɪ/
All ​luggage has to be X-rayed before you can ​board the ​plane.
(Definition of X-ray from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"X-ray" in British English

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X-raynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈeks.reɪ/
a ​type of radiation that can go through many ​solidsubstances, ​allowinghiddenobjects such as ​bones and ​organs in the ​body to be ​photographedB2 a ​photograph of a ​part of the ​body made using X-rays: The X-ray ​showed a ​slightirregularity in one ​lung. an ​examination of a ​part of the ​body by taking and ​studying an X-ray ​photograph: She had an X-ray to ​see if any of her ​ribs were ​broken.

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  • The ​tumourshowed up on the X-ray.
  • I had to have an X-ray on my ​arm.
X-ray
verb [T] uk   us  
His ​hip had to be X-rayed.
(Definition of X-ray from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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