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biodegrade

  • verb break down naturally through the action of biological agents
    • Plastic bottles do not biodegrade

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sorbed

  • adjective satellite (of a substance) taken into and retained in another substance
    occluded.
    • the sorbed oil mass
    • large volumes of occluded hydrogen in palladium
  • verb take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
    take up; sorb.

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adsorb

  • verb accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface

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desorb

  • verb go away from the surface to which (a substance) is adsorbed
  • verb remove from a surface on which it is adsorbed
    • the substance was desorbed

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leach

  • noun the process of leaching
    leaching.
  • verb cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate

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waterborne

  • adjective satellite transported by water
    • waterborne freight
  • adjective satellite supported by water
    • waterborne craft

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microbiological

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emit

  • verb expel (gases or odors)
    breathe; pass off.
  • verb give off, send forth, or discharge; as of light, heat, or radiation, vapor, etc.
    give out; give off.
    • The ozone layer blocks some harmful rays which the sun emits

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anthropogenic

  • adjective of or relating to the study of the origins and development of human beings
    anthropogenetic.

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contaminant

  • noun a substance that contaminates
    contamination.

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lipophilic

  • adjective satellite having an affinity for lipids
    lipotropic.

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originate

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    develop; rise; uprise; spring up; arise; grow.
    • A new religious movement originated in that country
    • a love that sprang up from friendship
    • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
    • An interesting phenomenon uprose
  • verb bring into being
    initiate; start.
    • He initiated a new program
    • Start a foundation

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sorb

  • noun acid gritty-textured fruit
    sorb apple.
  • verb take up a liquid or a gas either by adsorption or by absorption
    take up.

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seeping

  • adjective satellite leaking out slowly
    oozy; oozing.
  • verb pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
    ooze; seep.

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volatilize

  • verb make volatile; cause to pass off in a vapor
    volatilise.

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migrate

  • verb move from one country or region to another and settle there
    transmigrate.
    • Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century
    • This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries
  • verb move periodically or seasonally
    • birds migrate in the Winter
    • The workers migrate to where the crops need harvesting

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pyrogenic

  • adjective produced by or producing fever
    pyrogenetic; pyrogenous.
  • adjective produced under conditions involving intense heat; especially from molten magma"
    igneous; pyrogenous.
    • igneous rock is rock formed by solidification from a molten state
    • igneous fusion is fusion by heat alone
    • pyrogenic strata

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leaching

  • noun the process of leaching
    leach.
  • verb cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate
    leach.

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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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microbial

  • adjective of or involving or caused by or being microbes
    microbic.
    • microbial warfare

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seep

  • verb pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
    ooze.

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degradable

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migrate

  • verb move from one country or region to another and settle there
    transmigrate.
    • Many Germans migrated to South America in the mid-19th century
    • This tribe transmigrated many times over the centuries
  • verb move periodically or seasonally
    • birds migrate in the Winter
    • The workers migrate to where the crops need harvesting

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detoxify

  • verb remove poison from
    detoxicate.
    • detoxify the soil
  • verb treat for alcohol or drug dependence
    detox.
    • He was detoxified in the clinic

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accumulate

  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; compile; collect; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune
  • verb collect or gather
    amass; gather; conglomerate; cumulate; pile up.
    • Journals are accumulating in my office
    • The work keeps piling up

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mycoplasmal

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pose

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    airs.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

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unregulated

  • adjective not regulated; not subject to rule or discipline
    • unregulated off-shore fishing
  • adjective satellite without regulation or discipline
    • an unregulated environment

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entering

  • noun a movement into or inward
    entrance.
  • noun the act of entering
    entry; entrance; incoming; ingress.
    • she made a grand entrance

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oxidizable

  • adjective satellite capable of undergoing a chemical reaction with oxygen

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leak

  • noun an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape
    • one of the tires developed a leak
  • noun soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi

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particulate

  • noun a small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant)
    particulate matter.
  • adjective composed of distinct particles

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discharged

  • adjective satellite having lost your job
    laid-off; pink-slipped; dismissed; fired.
  • verb complete or carry out
    discharge; complete; dispatch.
    • discharge one's duties

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volatilized

  • adjective satellite converted into a gas or vapor
    vapourised; vaporized; volatilised; gasified.
  • verb make volatile; cause to pass off in a vapor
    volatilize; volatilise.

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degrade

  • verb reduce the level of land, as by erosion
  • verb reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
    take down; demean; disgrace; put down.
    • She tends to put down younger women colleagues
    • His critics took him down after the lecture

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originate

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    develop; rise; uprise; spring up; arise; grow.
    • A new religious movement originated in that country
    • a love that sprang up from friendship
    • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
    • An interesting phenomenon uprose
  • verb bring into being
    initiate; start.
    • He initiated a new program
    • Start a foundation

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immobilize

  • verb hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
    immobilise.
  • verb to hold fast or prevent from moving
    immobilise; trap; pin.
    • The child was pinned under the fallen tree

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generate

  • verb bring into existence
    bring forth.
    • The new manager generated a lot of problems
    • The computer bug generated chaos in the office
    • The computer generated this image
    • The earthquake generated a tsunami
  • verb give or supply
    return; yield; render; give.
    • The cow brings in 5 liters of milk
    • This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn
    • The estate renders some revenue for the family

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detected

  • adjective perceived or discerned
    • the detected micrometeoritic material
  • verb discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
    notice; observe; detect; find; discover.
    • She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water
    • We found traces of lead in the paint

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nonvolatile

  • adjective not volatilizing readily
    nonvolatilizable; nonvolatilisable.
    • a nonvolatile acid

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include

  • verb have as a part, be made up out of
    • The list includes the names of many famous writers
  • verb consider as part of something
    • I include you in the list of culprits

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biodegradable

  • adjective satellite capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria
    • a biodegradable detergent

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dissolved

  • adjective satellite (of solid matter) reduced to a liquid form
    • add the dissolved gelatin
  • verb become weaker
    dissolve; fade away; fade out.
    • The sound faded out

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inorganic

  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of compounds not having a carbon basis
    • hydrochloric and sulfuric acids are called inorganic substances
  • adjective lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms

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emanate

  • verb proceed or issue forth, as from a source
    • Water emanates from this hole in the ground
  • verb give out (breath or an odor)
    exhale; give forth.
    • The chimney exhales a thick smoke

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remediate

  • verb set straight or right
    amend; repair; remedy; rectify.
    • remedy these deficiencies
    • rectify the inequities in salaries
    • repair an oversight

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adhere

  • verb be compatible or in accordance with
    • You must adhere to the rules
  • verb follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
    • They adhered to their plan

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regulated

  • adjective controlled or governed according to rule or principle or law
    • well regulated industries
    • houses with regulated temperature
  • verb fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
    regulate; modulate.
    • regulate the temperature
    • modulate the pitch

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hydrophobic

  • adjective lacking affinity for water; tending to repel and not absorb water; tending not to dissolve in or mix with or be wetted by water
  • adjective satellite abnormally afraid of water
    aquaphobic.

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trapped

  • adjective satellite forced to turn and face attackers
    at bay; treed; cornered.
    • a stag at bay
    • she had me cornered between the porch and her car
    • like a trapped animal
  • verb place in a confining or embarrassing position
    pin down; trap.
    • He was trapped in a difficult situation

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groundwater

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indoors

  • adverb within a building
    inside.
    • in winter we play inside

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ingest

  • verb serve oneself to, or consume regularly
    have; take in; consume; take.
    • Have another bowl of chicken soup!
    • I don't take sugar in my coffee
  • verb take up mentally
    assimilate; absorb; take in.
    • he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

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gaseous

  • adjective existing as or having characteristics of a gas
    • steam is water is the gaseous state

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present

  • noun the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech
    nowadays.
    • that is enough for the present
    • he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow
  • noun something presented as a gift
    • his tie was a present from his wife

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wastewater

  • noun water mixed with waste matter
    sewer water; effluent.

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introduce

  • verb cause to come to know personally
    acquaint; present.
    • permit me to acquaint you with my son
    • introduce the new neighbors to the community
  • verb bring something new to an environment
    innovate.
    • A new word processor was introduced

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dioxin

  • noun any of several toxic or carcinogenic hydrocarbons that occur as impurities in herbicides

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preferentially

  • adverb in a preferential manner
    • he was treated preferentially

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such

  • adjective satellite of so extreme a degree or extent
    • such weeping
    • so much weeping
    • such a help
    • such grief
    • never dreamed of such beauty
  • adverb to so extreme a degree
    • he is such a baby
    • Such rich people!

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associate

  • noun a person who joins with others in some activity or endeavor
    • he had to consult his associate before continuing
  • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
    familiar; comrade; fellow; companion.
    • drinking companions
    • comrades in arms

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microbiologic

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listed

  • adjective on a list
  • verb give or make a list of; name individually; give the names of
    list; name.
    • List the states west of the Mississippi

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organic

  • noun a fertilizer that is derived from animal or vegetable matter
    organic fertilizer; organic fertiliser.
  • adjective relating or belonging to the class of chemical compounds having a carbon basis
    • hydrocarbons are organic compounds

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transport

  • noun something that serves as a means of transportation
    conveyance.
  • noun an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes

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radioactive

  • adjective exhibiting or caused by radioactivity
    • radioactive isotope
    • radioactive decay
    • radioactive fallout

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deposit

  • noun the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
    sedimentation; alluviation.
  • noun matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    sediment.

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sequester

  • verb requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
    • the estate was sequestered
  • verb take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
    attach; seize; confiscate; impound.
    • The FBI seized the drugs
    • The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment
    • The police confiscated the stolen artwork

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encounter

  • noun a minor short-term fight
    skirmish; brush; clash.
  • noun a casual or unexpected convergence
    meeting.
    • he still remembers their meeting in Paris
    • there was a brief encounter in the hallway

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carcinogenic

  • adjective causing or tending to cause cancer
    • the carcinogenic action of certain chemicals

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toxic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by a toxin or poison
    • suffering from exposure to toxic substances

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accumulated

  • adjective satellite periodically accumulated over time
    accrued.
    • accrued interest
    • accrued leave
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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disrupt

  • verb make a break in
    interrupt; cut off; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages
  • verb throw into disorder
    • This event disrupted the orderly process

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arise

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    originate; develop; rise; uprise; spring up; grow.
    • A new religious movement originated in that country
    • a love that sprang up from friendship
    • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
    • An interesting phenomenon uprose
  • verb originate or come into being
    come up; bob up.
    • a question arose

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chlorinate

  • verb treat or combine with chlorine
    • chlorinated water
  • verb disinfect with chlorine
    • chlorinate a pool

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include

  • verb have as a part, be made up out of
    • The list includes the names of many famous writers
  • verb consider as part of something
    • I include you in the list of culprits

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subsurface

  • adjective beneath the surface
    • subsurface materials of the moon

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enter

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; come in; go into; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    participate.
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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monitoring

  • noun the act of observing something (and sometimes keeping a record of it)
    • the monitoring of enemy communications plays an important role in war times
  • verb keep tabs on; keep an eye on; keep under surveillance
    monitor; supervise.
    • we are monitoring the air quality
    • the police monitor the suspect's moves

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immiscible

  • adjective (chemistry, physics) incapable of mixing
    unmixable; non-miscible.

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contained

  • adjective satellite gotten under control
    • the oil spill is contained
  • verb include or contain; have as a component
    incorporate; comprise; contain.
    • A totally new idea is comprised in this paper
    • The record contains many old songs from the 1930's

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adventitious

  • adjective satellite associated by chance and not an integral part
    • poetry is something to which words are the accidental, not by any means the essential form"- Frederick W. Robertson
    • they had to decide whether his misconduct was adventitious or the result of a flaw in his character

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removed

  • adjective satellite separated in relationship by a given degree of descent
    • a cousin once removed
  • verb remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    withdraw; take away; take; remove.
    • remove a threat
    • remove a wrapper
    • Remove the dirty dishes from the table
    • take the gun from your pocket
    • This machine withdraws heat from the environment

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volatile

  • noun a volatile substance; a substance that changes readily from solid or liquid to a vapor
    • it was heated to evaporate the volatiles
  • adjective evaporating readily at normal temperatures and pressures
    • volatile oils
    • volatile solvents

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adhere

  • verb be compatible or in accordance with
    • You must adhere to the rules
  • verb follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
    • They adhered to their plan

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atmospheric

  • adjective relating to or located in the atmosphere
    atmospherical.
    • atmospheric tests

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leach

  • noun the process of leaching
    leaching.
  • verb cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate

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found

  • noun food and lodging provided in addition to money
    • they worked for $30 and found
  • verb set up or found
    establish; set up; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program

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accumulate

  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; compile; collect; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune
  • verb collect or gather
    amass; gather; conglomerate; cumulate; pile up.
    • Journals are accumulating in my office
    • The work keeps piling up

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proteinaceous

  • adjective relating to or of the nature of protein

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identified

  • adjective satellite having the identity known or established
    • the identified bodies were released for burial
  • verb recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
    place; identify.
    • She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster

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result

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    effect; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
    answer; solvent; resolution; solution.
    • they were trying to find a peaceful solution
    • the answers were in the back of the book
    • he computed the result to four decimal places

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environmental

  • adjective of or relating to the external conditions or surroundings
    • environmental factors
  • adjective concerned with the ecological effects of altering the environment
    • environmental pollution

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adsorb

  • verb accumulate (liquids or gases) on the surface

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affecting

  • adjective satellite arousing affect
    poignant; touching.
    • the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
    • poignant grief cannot endure forever
    • his gratitude was simple and touching
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch; affect.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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ionic

  • adjective containing or involving or occurring in the form of ions
    • ionic charge
    • ionic crystals
    • ionic hydrogen
  • noun the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
    Attic; Ionic dialect; Classical Greek.

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potentially

  • adverb with a possibility of becoming actual
    • he is potentially dangerous
    • potentially useful

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indoor

  • adjective located, suited for, or taking place within a building
    • indoor activities for a rainy day
    • an indoor pool
  • adjective satellite within doors
    • an indoor setting

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interact

  • verb act together or towards others or with others
    • He should interact more with his colleagues

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dilute

  • verb lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture
    thin out; cut; reduce; thin.
    • cut bourbon
  • verb corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones
    load; stretch; debase; adulterate.
    • adulterate liquor

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tend

  • verb have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    run; incline; lean; be given.
    • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
    • These dresses run small
    • He inclined to corpulence
  • verb have care of or look after
    • She tends to the children

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undesired

  • adjective satellite not desired
    unsought.
    • an undesired result

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remaining

  • adjective satellite not used up
    left over; unexpended; leftover; odd; left.
    • leftover meatloaf
    • she had a little money left over so she went to a movie
    • some odd dollars left
    • saved the remaining sandwiches for supper
    • unexpended provisions
  • verb stay the same; remain in a certain state
    remain; rest; stay.
    • The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it
    • rest assured
    • stay alone
    • He remained unmoved by her tears
    • The bad weather continued for another week

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hazardous

  • adjective satellite involving risk or danger
    wild; risky.
    • skydiving is a hazardous sport
    • extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
    • a wild financial scheme

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prior

  • noun the head of a religious order; in an abbey the prior is next below the abbot
  • adjective satellite earlier in time
    anterior.

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