1. A variety of bitumen, viscid and tenacious, like pitch, unctuous to the touch, and exhaling a bituminous odor.

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 power.

(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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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