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radiation therapy Tweet Definition of radiation therapy Like Definition of radiation therapy on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) the use of ionizing radiation to treat disease, especially cancer
radiology Tweet Definition of radiology Like Definition of radiology on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) the use of radioactive substances in diagnosis and treatment
  2. (medicine) the use of radiation (including ionizing radiation, especially X-rays) in diagnosis, usually through the formation of images
    1. radioscopy
radiotherapy Tweet Definition of radiotherapy Like Definition of radiotherapy on Facebook
noun (radiotherapies)
  1. The therapeutic use of ionizing radiation. Radiotherapy is almost exclusively used for the treatment of malignant disease.
Ray Tweet Definition of Ray Like Definition of Ray on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), a diminutive of Raymond.
recuperate Tweet Definition of recuperate Like Definition of recuperate on Facebook
verb (recuperat, es)
  1. To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.
  2. (sociology) To co-opt subversive ideas for mainstream use
reflexology Tweet Definition of reflexology Like Definition of reflexology on Facebook
noun (pluralreflexologies)
  1. (medicine) The study and interpretation of behavior in terms of simple and complex reflexes.
  2. (medicine) A form of complementary medicine involving the stimulation of points on the feet, hands, or ears, in the belief that it will have a beneficial effect on some other parts of the body or to improve general health.
regimen Tweet Definition of regimen Like Definition of regimen on Facebook
noun
  1. Orderly government; system of order; administration.
  2. Any regulation or remedy which is intended to produce beneficial effects by gradual operation
  3. (grammar) A syntactical relation between words, as when one depends on another and is regulated by it in respect to case or mood; government.
regression Tweet Definition of regression Like Definition of regression on Facebook
noun
  1. an action of regressing, a return to a previous state
    • 1899: Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class
    • :Few of these groups or communities that are classed as "savage" show no traces of from a more advanced cultural stage.
      1. (statistics) an analytic method to measure the relationship between two variables
reject Tweet Definition of reject Like Definition of reject on Facebook
noun
  1. Something that is rejected.
  2. (derogatory slang) An unpopular person.
verb
  1. (transitive) to refuse to accept
She even rejected my improved offer.
remedy Tweet Definition of remedy Like Definition of remedy on Facebook
noun (remedies)
  1. Something that corrects or counteracts.
  2. The legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong.
  3. A medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease.
verb (remedies, remedying, remedied, remedied)
  1. (transitive) To provide or serve as a remedy for.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 27.
    • : Nor is geometry, when taken into the assistance of natural philosophy, ever able to this defect,
residual Tweet Definition of residual Like Definition of residual on Facebook
noun (plural residuals)
  1. a remainder left over at the end of some process
  2. (in plural) payments made to performers, writers and directors when a recorded broadcast is repeated
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or remaining as a residue
resolution Tweet Definition of resolution Like Definition of resolution on Facebook
noun
  1. The state of being resolute.
His stalwart resolution is perhaps admirable, perhaps foolish.
  1. A statement of intent, a vow (often New Year's resolution).
My resolution is to cut back on the fast food this year.
  1. The act of discerning detail.
  2. (computing) The degree of fineness with which an image can be recorded or produced, often expressed as the number of pixels per unit of length (typically an inch).
Printing at higher resolution will cause a reduction in performance.
  1. (context, computer hardware) The number of pixels in an image that are stored or displayed.
This monitor's maximum resolution is 800x600.
  1. A formal statement adopted by an assembly.
  2. (science) The separation of the constituent parts (of a spectrum etc).
  3. (science) The degree of fineness of such a separation.
  4. (music) Progression from dissonance to consonance; a chord to which such progression is made.
resonance Tweet Definition of resonance Like Definition of resonance on Facebook
noun
  1. The condition of being resonant.
  2. Something that evokes an association, or a strong emotion.
  3. (physics) The increase in the amplitude of an oscillation of a system under the influence of a periodic force whose frequency is close to that of the system's natural frequency.
  4. (context, nuclear physics) A short-lived subatomic particle that cannot be observed directly.
    • 2004: When experiments with the first "atom-smashers" took place in the 1950s to 1960s, many short-lived heavier siblings of the proton and neutron, known as "resonances", were discovered. " Frank Close, Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2004, p. 35)
      1. An increase in the strength or duration of a musical tone produced by sympathetic vibration.
      2. (chemistry) The property of a compound that can be visualized as having two structures differing only in the distribution of electrons.
      (rfc, reword/combine definitions - should be three?)
resonate Tweet Definition of resonate Like Definition of resonate on Facebook
verb (resonat, ing)
  1. To vibrate or sound, especially in response to another vibration.
    The books on top of the piano when he plays certain notes.
  2. To have an effect or impact; to influence; to engender support.
    His words resonated with the crowd.
resorb Tweet Definition of resorb Like Definition of resorb on Facebook
verbto resorb (transitive or intransitive)
  1. to absorb (something) again
  2. to undergo resorption
  1. (biology) to dissolve something and assimilate it
respirometer Tweet Definition of respirometer Like Definition of respirometer on Facebook
noun
  1. A device used to measure the rate of respiration of plants
restorative Tweet Definition of restorative Like Definition of restorative on Facebook
noun
  1. Something believed to have restoring properties
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to restoring.
After a long day working in the fields Clarance took comfort in a pint of beer.
restore Tweet Definition of restore Like Definition of restore on Facebook
verb (restor, ing)
  1. (transitive): To reestablish, or bring back into existence.
  2. (transitive): To bring back to a previous condition or state.
  3. (transitive): To give back, or make restitution.
resuscitate Tweet Definition of resuscitate Like Definition of resuscitate on Facebook
verb (resuscitat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to.
  2. (intransitive) To regain consciousness.
revive Tweet Definition of revive Like Definition of revive on Facebook
verb (reviv, ing)
  1. To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.
The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into again, and he revived. 1 Kings xvii. 22.
  1. Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
  2. To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
  3. To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
  4. To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
  5. Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.
  6. To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken.
  7. To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.
revulsion Tweet Definition of revulsion Like Definition of revulsion on Facebook
noun
  1. abhorrence, a sense of loathing, intense aversion, repugnance, repulsion, horror
  2. A sudden violent feeling of disgust.
  3. (medicine) The treatment of one diseased area by acting elsewhere; counterirritation.
rheometer Tweet Definition of rheometer Like Definition of rheometer on Facebook
noun
  1. A device used to measure the flow properties of fluids with variable viscosity.
  2. (context, formerly) A device used to measure the flow of electric current: an ammeter
  3. (context, now, _, rare) A flowmeter, especially for water or blood.
rheumatologist Tweet Definition of rheumatologist Like Definition of rheumatologist on Facebook
noun (Plural:rheumatologists)
  1. A doctor specializing in the treatment of arthritis and other ailments of the joints.
    • see also: rheumatism.
rheumatology Tweet Definition of rheumatology Like Definition of rheumatology on Facebook
noun
  1. The branch of medicine specializing in arthritis and other ailments of the joints.
roentgenotherapy Tweet Definition of roentgenotherapy Like Definition of roentgenotherapy on Facebook
noun
  1. the therapeutic use of X-rays
roller Tweet Definition of roller Like Definition of roller on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, roller, roller (bird))
  1. anything that rolls
  2. any rotate, rotating cylindrical device that is part of a machine, especially one used to apply or reduce pressure
  3. (cricket) a heavy rolling device used to flatten the surface of the pitch
  4. a large, wide, curling wave that falls back on itself as it breaks on a coast
  5. a cylindrical tool for applying paint or ink
  6. an agricultural machine used for flattening land and breaking up lumps of earth
  7. a tumble, tumbling pigeon
  8. any of various aggressive birds, of the family Coraciidae, having bright blue wings and hooked beaks
  9. (also written Roller) a car made by Rolls-Royce
  10. the police (old blues slang)
  11. a padded surcingle that is used on horses for training and vaulting
radiation therapy Tweet Definition of radiation therapy Like Definition of radiation therapy on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) the use of ionizing radiation to treat disease, especially cancer
radiology Tweet Definition of radiology Like Definition of radiology on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) the use of radioactive substances in diagnosis and treatment
  2. (medicine) the use of radiation (including ionizing radiation, especially X-rays) in diagnosis, usually through the formation of images
    1. radioscopy
radiotherapy Tweet Definition of radiotherapy Like Definition of radiotherapy on Facebook
noun (radiotherapies)
  1. The therapeutic use of ionizing radiation. Radiotherapy is almost exclusively used for the treatment of malignant disease.
Ray Tweet Definition of Ray Like Definition of Ray on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male), a diminutive of Raymond.
recuperate Tweet Definition of recuperate Like Definition of recuperate on Facebook
verb (recuperat, es)
  1. To recover, especially from an illness; to get better from an illness.
  2. (sociology) To co-opt subversive ideas for mainstream use
reflexology Tweet Definition of reflexology Like Definition of reflexology on Facebook
noun (pluralreflexologies)
  1. (medicine) The study and interpretation of behavior in terms of simple and complex reflexes.
  2. (medicine) A form of complementary medicine involving the stimulation of points on the feet, hands, or ears, in the belief that it will have a beneficial effect on some other parts of the body or to improve general health.
regimen Tweet Definition of regimen Like Definition of regimen on Facebook
noun
  1. Orderly government; system of order; administration.
  2. Any regulation or remedy which is intended to produce beneficial effects by gradual operation
  3. (grammar) A syntactical relation between words, as when one depends on another and is regulated by it in respect to case or mood; government.
regression Tweet Definition of regression Like Definition of regression on Facebook
noun
  1. an action of regressing, a return to a previous state
    • 1899: Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class
    • :Few of these groups or communities that are classed as "savage" show no traces of from a more advanced cultural stage.
      1. (statistics) an analytic method to measure the relationship between two variables
reject Tweet Definition of reject Like Definition of reject on Facebook
noun
  1. Something that is rejected.
  2. (derogatory slang) An unpopular person.
verb
  1. (transitive) to refuse to accept
She even rejected my improved offer.
remedy Tweet Definition of remedy Like Definition of remedy on Facebook
noun (remedies)
  1. Something that corrects or counteracts.
  2. The legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong.
  3. A medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease.
verb (remedies, remedying, remedied, remedied)
  1. (transitive) To provide or serve as a remedy for.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 27.
    • : Nor is geometry, when taken into the assistance of natural philosophy, ever able to this defect,
residual Tweet Definition of residual Like Definition of residual on Facebook
noun (plural residuals)
  1. a remainder left over at the end of some process
  2. (in plural) payments made to performers, writers and directors when a recorded broadcast is repeated
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or remaining as a residue
resolution Tweet Definition of resolution Like Definition of resolution on Facebook
noun
  1. The state of being resolute.
His stalwart resolution is perhaps admirable, perhaps foolish.
  1. A statement of intent, a vow (often New Year's resolution).
My resolution is to cut back on the fast food this year.
  1. The act of discerning detail.
  2. (computing) The degree of fineness with which an image can be recorded or produced, often expressed as the number of pixels per unit of length (typically an inch).
Printing at higher resolution will cause a reduction in performance.
  1. (context, computer hardware) The number of pixels in an image that are stored or displayed.
This monitor's maximum resolution is 800x600.
  1. A formal statement adopted by an assembly.
  2. (science) The separation of the constituent parts (of a spectrum etc).
  3. (science) The degree of fineness of such a separation.
  4. (music) Progression from dissonance to consonance; a chord to which such progression is made.
resonance Tweet Definition of resonance Like Definition of resonance on Facebook
noun
  1. The condition of being resonant.
  2. Something that evokes an association, or a strong emotion.
  3. (physics) The increase in the amplitude of an oscillation of a system under the influence of a periodic force whose frequency is close to that of the system's natural frequency.
  4. (context, nuclear physics) A short-lived subatomic particle that cannot be observed directly.
    • 2004: When experiments with the first "atom-smashers" took place in the 1950s to 1960s, many short-lived heavier siblings of the proton and neutron, known as "resonances", were discovered. " Frank Close, Particle Physics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2004, p. 35)
      1. An increase in the strength or duration of a musical tone produced by sympathetic vibration.
      2. (chemistry) The property of a compound that can be visualized as having two structures differing only in the distribution of electrons.
      (rfc, reword/combine definitions - should be three?)
resonate Tweet Definition of resonate Like Definition of resonate on Facebook
verb (resonat, ing)
  1. To vibrate or sound, especially in response to another vibration.
    The books on top of the piano when he plays certain notes.
  2. To have an effect or impact; to influence; to engender support.
    His words resonated with the crowd.
resorb Tweet Definition of resorb Like Definition of resorb on Facebook
verbto resorb (transitive or intransitive)
  1. to absorb (something) again
  2. to undergo resorption
  1. (biology) to dissolve something and assimilate it
respirometer Tweet Definition of respirometer Like Definition of respirometer on Facebook
noun
  1. A device used to measure the rate of respiration of plants
restorative Tweet Definition of restorative Like Definition of restorative on Facebook
noun
  1. Something believed to have restoring properties
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to restoring.
After a long day working in the fields Clarance took comfort in a pint of beer.
restore Tweet Definition of restore Like Definition of restore on Facebook
verb (restor, ing)
  1. (transitive): To reestablish, or bring back into existence.
  2. (transitive): To bring back to a previous condition or state.
  3. (transitive): To give back, or make restitution.
resuscitate Tweet Definition of resuscitate Like Definition of resuscitate on Facebook
verb (resuscitat, ing)
  1. (transitive) To restore consciousness, vigor, or life to.
  2. (intransitive) To regain consciousness.
revive Tweet Definition of revive Like Definition of revive on Facebook
verb (reviv, ing)
  1. To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.
The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into again, and he revived. 1 Kings xvii. 22.
  1. Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
  2. To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
  3. To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
  4. To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
  5. Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.
  6. To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken.
  7. To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.
revulsion Tweet Definition of revulsion Like Definition of revulsion on Facebook
noun
  1. abhorrence, a sense of loathing, intense aversion, repugnance, repulsion, horror
  2. A sudden violent feeling of disgust.
  3. (medicine) The treatment of one diseased area by acting elsewhere; counterirritation.
rheometer Tweet Definition of rheometer Like Definition of rheometer on Facebook
noun
  1. A device used to measure the flow properties of fluids with variable viscosity.
  2. (context, formerly) A device used to measure the flow of electric current: an ammeter
  3. (context, now, _, rare) A flowmeter, especially for water or blood.
rheumatologist Tweet Definition of rheumatologist Like Definition of rheumatologist on Facebook
noun (Plural:rheumatologists)
  1. A doctor specializing in the treatment of arthritis and other ailments of the joints.
    • see also: rheumatism.
rheumatology Tweet Definition of rheumatology Like Definition of rheumatology on Facebook
noun
  1. The branch of medicine specializing in arthritis and other ailments of the joints.
roentgenotherapy Tweet Definition of roentgenotherapy Like Definition of roentgenotherapy on Facebook
noun
  1. the therapeutic use of X-rays
roller Tweet Definition of roller Like Definition of roller on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, roller, roller (bird))
  1. anything that rolls
  2. any rotate, rotating cylindrical device that is part of a machine, especially one used to apply or reduce pressure
  3. (cricket) a heavy rolling device used to flatten the surface of the pitch
  4. a large, wide, curling wave that falls back on itself as it breaks on a coast
  5. a cylindrical tool for applying paint or ink
  6. an agricultural machine used for flattening land and breaking up lumps of earth
  7. a tumble, tumbling pigeon
  8. any of various aggressive birds, of the family Coraciidae, having bright blue wings and hooked beaks
  9. (also written Roller) a car made by Rolls-Royce
  10. the police (old blues slang)
  11. a padded surcingle that is used on horses for training and vaulting

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