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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upheaval, uplift, upthrow, upthrustnoun

    (geology) a rise of land to a higher elevation (as in the process of mountain building)


  1. upthrustnoun

    an upward thrust

  2. upthrustnoun


  3. upthrustnoun

    an upward movement of part of the Earth's crust

  4. upthrustverb

    to thrust something upwards

  5. upthrustverb

    to be thrust upwards


  1. upthrust

    Upthrust, also known as buoyancy, is a force in physics that opposes the weight of an object immersed in a fluid, either fully or partially submerged. This force is exerted by the fluid and pushes the object upwards. It is equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Upthrust

    up′thrust, n. a thrust upward, an upheaval of a mass of rock.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upthrust in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upthrust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  • άνωσηGreek
  • nostaa, nostovoima, noste, maankohoaminen, noustaFinnish

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