e·mail or e-mail (ēmāl′)
1. A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network.
2. A message or messages sent or received by such a system.
tr.v. e·mailed, e·mail·ing, e·mails or e-mailed or e-mail·ing or e-mails
1. To send (someone) an email: I'll email you when I know my schedule.
2. To send (a message) by email.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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