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 for Nasal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nasal \Na"sal\ (n[=a]"zal), a. [F., from L. nasus the nose. See
     Nose.]
     1. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the nose.
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     2. (Phon.) Having a quality imparted by means of the nose;
        and specifically, made by lowering the soft palate, in
        some cases with closure of the oral passage, the voice
        thus issuing (wholly or partially) through the nose, as in
        the consonants m, n, ng (see Guide to Pronunciation,
        [sect][sect] 20, 208); characterized by resonance in the
        nasal passage; as, a nasal vowel; a nasal utterance.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Nasal bones (Anat.), two bones of the skull, in front of
        the frontals.
  
     Nasal index (Anat.), in the skull, the ratio of the
        transverse breadth of the anterior nasal aperture to the
        height from the base of the aperture to the nasion, which
        latter distance is taken as the standard, equal to 100.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Nasal \Na"sal\, n.
     1. An elementary sound which is uttered through the nose, or
        through both the nose and the mouth simultaneously.
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     2. (Med.) A medicine that operates through the nose; an
        errhine. [Archaic]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Anc. Armor) Part of a helmet projecting to protect the
        nose; a nose guard.
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     4. (Anat.) One of the nasal bones.
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     5. (Zool.) A plate, or scale, on the nose of a fish, etc.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nasal
      adj 1: of or in or relating to the nose; "nasal passages" [syn:
             rhinal, nasal]
      2: sounding as if the nose were pinched; "a whining nasal voice"
         [syn: adenoidal, pinched, nasal]
      n 1: a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
           [syn: nasal consonant, nasal]
      2: an elongated rectangular bone that forms the bridge of the
         nose [syn: nasal, nasal bone, os nasale]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  174 Moby Thesaurus words for "nasal":
     accented, allophone, alveolar, apical, apico-alveolar,
     apico-dental, articulated, articulation, aspiration, assimilated,
     assimilation, asthmatic, back, barytone, bilabial, blurred,
     breathing, breathy, broad, cacuminal, central, cerebral, check,
     checked, choked, choking, close, consonant, consonantal,
     continuant, croaking, dental, diphthong, dissimilated,
     dissimilation, dorsal, drawling, drawly, dysphonic,
     epenthetic vowel, errhine, expiratory, explosive, flat, front,
     glide, glossal, glottal, glottalization, guttural, hard, harsh,
     hawking, heaving, heavy, high, hoarse, huffing, inarticulate,
     indistinct, inspiratory, intonated, labial, labialization,
     labiodental, labiovelar, laryngeal, lateral, lax, light, lingual,
     liquid, lisping, low, manner of articulation, mid, mispronounced,
     modification, monophthong, monophthongal, morphophoneme, mute,
     muted, muzzy, narrow, nasalized, occlusive, open, oxytone, palatal,
     palatalized, panting, parasitic vowel, peak, pharyngeal,
     pharyngealization, pharyngealized, phone, phoneme, phonemic,
     phonetic, phonic, pitch, pitched, plosive, pneumonic, posttonic,
     prothetic vowel, puffing, pulmonary, pulmonic, quavering,
     respiratory, retroflex, rhinal, rounded, segmental phoneme,
     semivowel, shaking, shaky, sneezy, sniffling, sniffly, sniffy,
     snoring, snorting, snuffling, snuffly, snuffy, soft, sonant,
     sonority, speech sound, sternutatory, stertorous, stifled, stop,
     stopped, strangled, stressed, strong, surd, syllabic,
     syllabic nucleus, syllabic peak, syllable, tense, thick, throaty,
     tonal, tonic, transition sound, tremulous, triphthong, twangy,
     unaccented, unrounded, unstressed, velar, vocable, vocalic, vocoid,
     voice, voiced, voiced sound, voiceless, voiceless sound, voicing,
     vowel, vowellike, weak, wheezing, wheezy, wide
  
  

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