Events ("What?")

bank withdrawal
the withdrawal of money from your account at a bank
 
sizzle
a sizzling noise
 
ablactation
the act of substituting other food for the mother's milk in the diet of a child or young mammal
 
decentralisation
the spread of power away from the center to local branches or governments
 
myringectomy
surgical removal of the eardrum
 
recirculation
circulation again
 
sampling
measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form)
 
extenuation
to act in such a way as to cause an offense to seem less serious
 
barbarization
an act that makes people primitive and uncivilized
 
decampment
the act of running away secretly (as to avoid arrest)
 
elementary education
education in elementary subjects (reading and writing and arithmetic) provided to young students at a grade school
 
hasty defense
a defense organized while in contact with the enemy or when time is limited
 
gumming
ineffectual chewing (as if without teeth)
 
spring break
a week or more of recess during the spring term at school
 
purchase
the acquisition of something for payment
 
skating
the sport of gliding on skates
 
strikeout
an out resulting from the batter getting three strikes
 
Santiago de Cuba
a naval battle in the Spanish-American War (1898); the United States fleet bottled up the Spanish ships in the harbor of Santiago de Cuba and destroyed them when they tried to escape
 
constructive eviction
action by a landlord that compels a tenant to leave the premises (as by rendering the premises unfit for occupancy); no physical expulsion or legal process is involved
 
arterial blood gases
measurement of the pH level and the oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in arterial blood; important in diagnosis of many respiratory diseases
 
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