1. A variety of bitumen, viscid and tenacious, like pitch, unctuous to the touch, and exhaling a bituminous
2. Mortar. [Obs.] Holland.
(Mal*thu"sian) a. Of or pertaining to the political economist, the Rev. T. R. Malthus, or
conforming to his views; as, Malthusian theories.
Malthus held that population tends to increase faster than its means of subsistence can be made to
do, and hence that the lower classes must necessarily suffer more or less from lack of food, unless an
increase of population be checked by prudential restraint or otherwise.
(Mal*thu"sian), n. A follower of Malthus.
(Mal*thu"sian*ism) n. The system of Malthusian doctrines relating to population.
(Malt"in Malt"ine) n. (Physiol. Chem.) The fermentative principle of malt; malt diastase; also, a
name given to various medicinal preparations made from or containing malt.
(Malt"ing) n. The process of making, or of becoming malt.
(Malt"man) n.; pl. Maltmen A man whose occupation is to make malt.
(Mal*ton"ic) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, maltose; specif., designating an
acid called also gluconic or dextronic acid. See Gluconic.
(Malt"ose`) n. [From Malt.] (Physiol. Chem.) A crystalline sugar formed from starch by the
action of diastase of malt, and the amylolytic ferment of saliva and pancreatic juice. It resembles dextrose,
but rotates the plane of polarized light further to the right and possesses a lower cupric oxide reducing
(Mal*treat") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Maltreated; p. pr. & vb. n. Maltreating.] [Mal- + treat: cf. F.
maltraiter.] To treat ill; to abuse; to treat roughly.
(Mal*treat"ment) n.; [Cf. F. maltraitement.] Ill treatment; ill usage; abuse.
(Malt"ster) n. A maltman. Swift.
(Malt"worm`) n. A tippler. [R.] Shak.
(Malt"y) a. Containing, or like, malt. Dickens.
(||Ma"lum) n.; pl. Mala [L.] An evil. See Mala.
(Mal*va"ceous) a. [L. malvaceus, from malva mallows. See Mallow.] (Bot.) Pertaining
to, or resembling, a natural order of plants of which the mallow is the type. The cotton plant, hollyhock,
and abutilon are of this order, and the baobab and the silk-cotton trees are now referred to it.
(Mal`ver*sa"tion) n. [F., fr. malverser to be corrupt in office, fr. L. male ill + versari to
move about, to occupy one's self, vertere to turn. See Malice, and Verse.] Evil conduct; fraudulent
practices; misbehavior, corruption, or extortion in office.
(Mal"ve*sie) n. Malmsey wine. See Malmsey. " A jub of malvesye." Chaucer.
(Mam) n. [Abbrev. fr. mamma.] Mamma.
(Ma*ma") n. See Mamma.