Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hem_in

1 sense of hemin

Sense 1
hemin, protohemin -- (a reddish-brown chloride of heme; produced from hemoglobin in laboratory tests for the presence of blood)
       => chloride -- (any compound containing a chlorine atom)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hem_in

2 senses of hem in

Sense 1
hem in -- (surround in a restrictive manner; "The building was hemmed in by flowers")
       => surround, environ, ring, skirt, border -- (extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle; "The forest surrounds my property")

Sense 2
besiege, beleaguer, surround, hem in, circumvent -- (surround so as to force to give up; "The Turks besieged Vienna")
       => attack, assail -- (launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week")

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