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floating

 [flōt´ing]
the temporary assignment of a nurse to a different patient care unit from the usual assignment.

float·ing

(flōt'ing),
1. Free or unattached.
2. Unduly movable; out of the normal position; denoting an occasional abnormal condition of certain organs (for example, kidneys, liver, spleen).

floating

(flō′tĭng)
adj.
1. Buoyed on or suspended in or as if in a fluid.
2. Not secured in place; unattached.
3. Of or relating to an organ of the body that is movable or out of normal position: a floating kidney.

float·ing

(flōt'ing)
1. Free or unattached.
2. Unduly movable; out of the normal position; denoting an occasional abnormal condition of certain organs (e.g., kidneys, liver, spleen).

floating

vernacular for filing or rasping a horse's molar teeth.

Patient discussion about floating

Q. Hey bipolar people. how are you doing?? I'm floating- guess that's the best way to put it... I'm glad you all are here so I can share with you. I feel like I'm out of a serious accident or after war, not sure who won... not feeling bad anymore, not as lost as before but a bit woozzy... how are you guyss doing today?

A. I am glad you hear you are feeling better today Zorba! Continue to be aware of your moods to ensure they don't swing into a mania. I hope you are able to remain leveled. Thanks for sharing!

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References in classic literature ?
A half-formed decision to risk an attempt to swim under water to the temple was crystallizing in spite of the fact that any chance Wieroo flying above the stream might easily see him, when again a floating object bumped against him from behind and lodged across his back.
The apparition, floating slowly onward, led me out of the wood, and past my old home, back to the lonely by-road along which I had walked from the market-town to the house.
Floating on before me, the child led the way to a wharf crowded with travelers and their luggage.
And now it was floating quietly at the mercy of the waves.
Again, I can show that the carcasses of birds, when floating on the sea, sometimes escape being immediately devoured; and seeds of many kinds in the crops of floating birds long retain their vitality: peas and vetches, for instance, are killed by even a few days' immersion in sea-water; but some taken out of the crop of a pigeon, which had floated on artificial salt-water for 30 days, to my surprise nearly all germinated.
there were floating masses in it, that might dash against her boat as she passed, and cause her to perish too soon.
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