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noun as in apprehension

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That’s such a giant amount that we’ll almost certainly need to use a variety of methods to get anywhere close, including planting trees and increasing carbon uptake in agricultural soils.

Woodall is exploring asbestos sites because he hopes to find one that might work well for a subsequent field trial to evaluate ways of accelerating carbon uptake.

For now, Scroll has produced barely any revenue for its partners, a slow uptake that has made some media executives question how much to promote it on their sites.

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If you had asked me to guess all the ways that a program like that could fail, it would’ve taken me a while to guess that you simply didn’t get parental uptake.

In addition to the pharma manufacturers, and distributors, and advocates, there’s one more institution that played a very large role in the massive uptake of prescription opioids.

But it shows that the Romney team is pretty quick on the uptake.

It is too early to tell, but we are hopeful to see if there is an uptake in sales given this recent exposure.

Those drugs are SSRIs—serotonin uptake inhibitors—and they spin their mood magic by elevating levels of serotonin in the brain.

"Say 'at it is," cried Jess, who was quicker in the uptake than her daughter.

And in that look old Fanny, slow in the uptake though she undoubtedly was, read a tremendous piece of news.

The radiobiologist then attempts to interpret the accumulated evidence of uptake of radionuclides.

Comparison of the resulting oxygen uptake with glycerol and with glycerol plus catalase is shown in Figure 11.

He appreciated the fact that the other was, to use an American colloquialism, "quick on the uptake."


On this page you'll find 108 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to uptake, such as: consumption, digestion, intake, penetration, retention, and saturation.

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