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Definition of rut:

  1. A track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage of anything; a groove in which anything runs. Also used figuratively.
  2. Roaring, as of waves breaking upon the shore; rote. See Rote.
  3. Sexual desire or oestrus of deer, cattle, and various other mammals; heat; also, the period during which the oestrus exists.
  4. To cover in copulation.
  5. To have a strong sexual impulse at the reproductive period; - said of deer, cattle, etc.
  6. To make a rut or ruts in; - chiefly used as a past participle or a participial adj.; as, a rutted road.

Synonyms:

rote, heating system, breeder, change, wasteland, passion, genus Oestrus, estrus, crease, crater, asexual reproduction, fecund, chase, chamfer, blowhole, aperture, wrinkle, desert, bore, oestrus, couple, chink, cavity, drill, backwater, crack, abyss, round, hollow, chamfer, high temperature, living death, circle, breed, fertile, pattern, mutation, grind, cranny, circuit, heating plant, breeding, course, furrow, lockstep, variety, vallecula, heat, heat energy, heating, practice, warmth, courtship, cleft, yawn, usual, hotness, groove, usage, breeding ground.

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