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The researchers found that the “leaky” energy generation accounted for up to 41 percent of the cells’ metabolic capacity.

The category of “species” is more human construct than biological reality—a leaky bag, as the half-wolf, half-sheepdog pups would have demonstrated—and a snapshot in time, too, as every species is gradually evolving into something new.

Rival exercise giant Echelon also had a leaky API that let virtually anyone access riders’ account information.

Recent studies suggest that leaky blood vessels and inflammation are somehow involved in these symptoms.

During this idle period, the hotel’s few remaining staff members patrolled the property, troubleshooting issues that guests would have typically reported, such as a leaky sink or running toilet.

It turns out that a rising tide lifts all boats, including the rather leaky vessel carrying Kansas Republicans.

Even stories of cruise ships in trouble with leaky toilets and spoiled food are popular.

What they did have were out-of-date textbooks, leaky roofs, and no heat.

Leaky gut syndrome aside, NSAIDs are responsible for (PDF) over 100,000 hospitalizations each year, and over 16,000 deaths.

Recent research shows the OTC drug could be contributing to leaky gut syndrome and celiac disease.

Tip wore leaky boots all last winter, but when spring came he bought Mrs. Pulsifer a sewing machine.

I don't remember, 'case as I said my memory is ole an' leaky, and mebby I ain't tellin' it right in course as I tole him.

The gasoline used also gave off a gas of highly explosive character and one very likely to escape from leaky tanks or joints.

It was old and rotten and leaky, and not fit for a warship, but its new commander made the best he could of it.

The floor was constantly inundated here by several defective and overworked water-faucets and a leaky trough.

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On this page you'll find 6 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to leaky, such as: broken, cracked, faulty, and split.

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