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audio frequency the range of frequencies of normally audible sound, or the corresponding electronic frequencies; usu. from about fifteen or twenty to 20,000 cycles per second. [1/2 definitions]
be out of to no longer have (something that is normally available).
bring out to cause to reveal in someone or something (a quality or trait that is normally hidden). [1/5 definitions]
burnout inability to perform normally because of prolonged stress or tiredness. [1/3 definitions]
coliform bacillus any of several bacilli normally found in human and animal colons, the count of which in water is used to determine the presence or extent of fecal pollution.
conditioned response a response elicited by repeated presentation of a stimulus not normally connected with the response together with one that is, leading the subject eventually to respond to the first stimulus when it is presented alone.
cytokine storm a severe immune reaction of the body in which cytokines, which normally help in the process of fighting infection, are released in overwhelming numbers and begin to attack healthy cells.
dysfunctional not working normally, as a bodily organ; impaired. [2 definitions]
easement in law, a relaxation of or exception to real property laws, as to allow a person or agency a right of way through another's property, or to allow a person or agency to build a structure not normally permitted. [1/3 definitions]
encephalogram an x-ray photograph of the spaces of the brain normally filled with cerebrospinal fluid, partially replaced for the procedure by air or dye.
fall apart to become unable to function normally. [1/4 definitions]
flood an overflowing of water onto land that is not normally under water. [1/8 definitions]
flooding the flowing of great amounts of water over a normally dry area, often causing damage.
floodwater (often pl.) water covering normally dry land as a result of flooding.
give (someone) a break to refrain from giving (someone) a punishment or negative consequence, although such punishment or consequence would normally be expected. [1/3 definitions]
hemodialysis dialysis of the blood to remove waste products normally removed by the kidneys.
insufficiency failure of a body part, such as a heart valve, to function normally or adequately. [1/2 definitions]
leukocyte one of the white or colorless blood cells that normally function to defend the body from infection.
minute1 a distance that one can normally walk or drive in one minute. [1/6 definitions]
misfeasance a normally lawful act performed in an unlawful way. (Cf. malfeasance, nonfeasance.)
mole6 a tumor or mass in the uterus, resulting from an ovum that degenerates or does not develop normally.