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masa / dough
 
masa   1   -noun feminine
1. [de pan]   dough
2. (Cono Sur)
(=pastelillo)   small bun,   teacake
(Andes, Cono Sur)
(=hojaldre)   puff pastry
·masa quebrada   short pastry,   shortcrust pastry
3. (=argamasa)   mortar
 
masa / mass
 
masa   2   -noun feminine
1. (=conjunto)   mass
·una masa de gente
·a mass of people
·una masa de aire
·a mass of air
·una masa de nubes
·a bank of clouds
·masa coral   choir
2. (=volumen)   mass
a. llevar algo en la masa de la sangre   to have something in one'noun blood,   have a natural inclination towards something
·masa atómica   atomic mass
·masa crítica   (Fínoun)   critical mass   (figurative)
(=masculineínimo)   requisite number
·masa encefálica   brain matter
·masa molecular   molecular mass
·masa polar   polar icecap
3. (sociology)
·las masas
·the masses
·los medios de comunicaciónoun de masas
·the mass media
4. ·en masa
(=en multitud)   en masse
·fueron en masa a recibir al equipo
·they went en masse to greet the team
·protestaron en masa
·they held a mass protest
·producir algo en masa
·to mass-produce something
·despidos en masa
·mass redundancies
5. (economy, finance)
·masa de acreedores   body of creditors
·masa monetaria   money supply
·masa salarial   total wage bill
6. (electricity)   earth,   ground United States
·conectar un aparato con masa
to earth o United States ground an appliance
 
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