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warfarin Tweet Definition of warfarin Like Definition of warfarin on Facebook
noun 
  1. (pharmaceutical drug) An anticoagulant medication that is used for the prophylaxis of thrombosis and embolism in many disorders.
     
window Tweet Definition of window Like Definition of window on Facebook
noun 
  1. An opening, usually covered by one or more panes of clear glass, to allow light and air from outside to enter a building or vehicle.
    • 1952: A window is an opening in a wall to admit light and air. — L.F. Salzman, Building in England, p. 173.
      1. An opening, usually covered by glass, in a shop which allows people to view the shop and its products from outside.
      2. A period of time when something is available.
      launch window
      window of opportunity
      1. A rectangular area on a computer terminal or screen containing some kind of user interface, displaying the output of and allowing input for one of a number of simultaneously running computer processes.
     
withdrawal Tweet Definition of withdrawal Like Definition of withdrawal on Facebook
noun 
  1. Receiving from someone's care what one has earlier entrusted to them. Usually refers to money.
  2. A method of birth control which consists of removing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation.
  3. A type of metabolic shock the body undergoes when a substance, usually a toxin such as heroin, to which a patient is addicted is withheld. Sometimes used with the substance as modifier: e.g. <em>heroin withdrawal</em> or <em>nicotine withdrawal</em>.
  4. An act of withdrawing.
     
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noun 
  1. Botanical: Artemisia cina. Family: N.O. Compositae.
     

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