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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 炮泥; 填塞物

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Stem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stemmed p. pr. & vb. n. Stemming.]  To oppose or cut with, or as with, the stem of a vessel; to resist, or make progress against; to stop or check the flow of, as a current. “An argosy to stem the waves.”
    [They] stem the flood with their erected breasts.   --Denham.
    Stemmed the wild torrent of a barbarous age.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are
           removed; "thematic vowels are part of the stem" [syn: root,
            root word, base, theme, radical]
      2: a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or
         fungus or a plant part or plant organ [syn: stalk]
      3: cylinder forming a long narrow part of something [syn: shank]
      4: the tube of a tobacco pipe
      5: front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of
         the boat toward the finish line" [syn: bow, fore, prow]
      6: a turn made in skiing; the back of one ski is forced outward
         and the other ski is brought parallel to it [syn: stem
      v 1: grow out of, have roots in, originate in; "The increase in
           the national debt stems from the last war"
      2: cause to point inward; "stem your skis"
      3: stop the flow of a liquid; "staunch the blood flow"; "them
         the tide" [syn: stanch, staunch, halt]
      4: remove the stem from; "for automatic natural language
         processing, the words must be stemmed"
      [also: stemming, stemmed]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See stem