May 4, 2014 - Word of the Day: paste
A paste is a combination of a solid and a liquid. Pastes are found in health products, construction materials, and art supplies.
- Paste is commonly used in elementary schools. Children use paste for gluing things together.
- Paste becomes hard when it dries.
- Bondo is a type of paste that's used as a filler on cars that are dented. When it dries, it becomes rock hard.
- Spackling is also a type of paste. It's used for filling in holes in walls.
- When you add water to flour and mix them together, it forms a paste.
- You bruth your teeth with toothpaste.
The word "paste" can also be used as a verb:
- The children pasted the pieces of construction paper together.
- Signs pasted onto walls and buildings around the city provided residents with information about an upcoming election.
The word "pasty" is an adjective:
- Hummus is a pasty mixture of garbanzo beans (chickpeas) and olive oil.
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