Plumb

Plumb

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Plumbed (plmd); p. pr. & vb. n. Plumbing (plm"ng).] 1. To adjust by a plumb line; to cause to be perpendicular; as, to plumb a building or a wall.
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2. To sound with a plumb or plummet, as the depth of water; hence, to examine by test; to ascertain the depth, quality, dimension, etc.; to sound; to fathom; to test.
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He did not attempt to plumb his intellect.
Ld. Lytton.
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3. To seal with lead; as, to plumb a drainpipe.
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4. To supply, as a building, with a system of plumbing.
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