manipulative


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manipulative

Psychiatry
adjective Referring to the unscrupulous control or exploitation of person or situation.
 
Surgery
adjective Referring to a procedure that requires manual skill.
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These recent studies clearly draw into question the adequacy of the provocative tests to detect those patients at risk of complication from manipulative procedures.
In our view, a virtual manipulative is best defined as an interactive, Web-based visual representation of a dynamic object that presents opportunities for constructing mathematical knowledge.
Several attempts have been made to assess the incidence of complications of spinal manipulative therapy in a retrospective survey.
He added: "I'm coming to the conclusion he is a very manipulative man.
Her first published research was in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in 2005.
Abetted by some mob-linked union thugs, confused and emboldened by the promises and predictions of some FBI agents, and pressed evermore by his sexually manipulative wife Jessica, Thane finds that blood will have blood.
A saleswoman sacked after revealing she was pregnant has been awarded a pounds 17,500 payout ( despite being branded manipulative.
But as much as they seem to be trivialized by this gambit, the women also emerge as the most committed to their ideologies, while the male staffers tend more toward manipulative strategies.
The French lesbian psychodrama Backstage stars Emmanuelle Seigner as a Madonna-esque diva who takes an emotionally unstable fan under her manipulative wing.
Patrick Harrington QC, for the Crown, told the court: 'David George Morris is a highly manipulative man.
He earns a bitter enemy in the ruthless, cunning and manipulative John Howard, and their clash brings misfortune to more than one innocent.