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Buoyed Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Buoy \Buoy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buoyed; p. pr. & vb. n. Buoying.]
  1. To keep from sinking in a fluid, as in water or air; to keep afloat; -- with up.
  2. To support or sustain; to preserve from sinking into ruin or despondency. Those old prejudices, which buoy up the ponderous mass of his nobility, wealth, and title. --Burke.
  3. To fix buoys to; to mark by a buoy or by buoys; as, to buoy an anchor; to buoy or buoy off a channel. Not one rock near the surface was discovered which was not buoyed by this floating weed. --Darwin.
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