"shunts" in the noun sense
a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another
"an arteriovenus shunt"
2. shunt, electrical shunt, bypass
a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber for draining fluids within the body
"shunts" in the verb sense
transfer to another track, of trains
provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt
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