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mantle

US [ˈmænt(ə)l]
UK ['mænt(ə)l]
  • n.地幔;衣钵;斗篷;覆盖层
  • v.覆盖;遮盖
  • Web外套膜;斗蓬;披风
Plural Form:mantles  Present Participle:mantling  Past Tense:mantled  
mantle
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n.
1.
[sing]
the ~ of sb/sth
(可继承的)责任,职责,衣钵the role and responsibilities of an important person or job, especially when they are passed on from one person to another
The vice-president must now take on the mantle of supreme power.
副总统现在必须承担起最高权力的重任。
2.
[c]
覆盖层a layer of sth that covers a surface
hills with a mantle of snow
白雪覆盖的山峦
3.
[c]
(尤指旧时的)披风,斗篷a loose piece of clothing without sleeves, worn over other clothes, especially in the past
4.
[c]
(煤气灯的)白炽罩a cover around the flame of a gas lamp that becomes very bright when it is heated
5.
[sing]
地幔the part of the earth below the crust and surrounding the core
v.
1.
~ sth
覆盖;遮盖to cover the surface of sth

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