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ma·te·ri·al

(mă-tē'rē-ăl),
That of which something is made or composed; the constituent element of a substance.
[L. materialis, fr. materia, substance]

material

(1) Stuff (generally informal); matter (generally formal).
(2) Fabric, cloth.

material

Vox populi Stuff; lots of stuff; related stuff. See Barium contrast material, Biomaterial, Cross-reacting material, Flammable material, Healos bone-grafting material, Interphotoreceptor material, Licensed material, Open cell material, Pressure-generating material, Pyrophoric material, Radioactive material, Reactive material, Water-reactive material, Z-band material.

ma·te·ri·al

(mă-tēr'ē-ăl)
That of which something is made or composed; the constituent element of a substance.

material

the sample available for any study in TAXONOMY.

ma·te·ri·al

(mă-tēr'ē-ăl)
That of which something is made or composed.
[L. materialis, fr. materia, substance]

material(s),

n substance(s).
material, duplicating,
n.pl the materials used to copy casts and models; usually hydrocolloids.
material, silicone rubber impression,
n a dimethyl polysiloxane material whose polymerization is affected by an organ-metal compound and some type of alkyl silicate.
material testing,
n the determination of the properties of a substance in comparison with a standard or specification.
materials, dental,
n.pl the substances used to assist in rendering dental service.
materials, filling,
n the substances (e.g., gutta-percha, silver cones, paste mixtures, or other substances) used to fill root canals.
materials, impression,
n a substance or combination of substances used for making a negative reproduction or impression.
materials, impression, elastomer,
materials, provisional,
n the cements or resins used temporarily to protect soft, hard, or pulpal tissues, stabilize a tooth, allow the delivery of medications, provide the ability to chew, or encourage the comfort of the patient. See also filling, treatment.
materials, rigid impression,
n inflexible substances (e.g., zinc oxide-eugenol, plaster, or compound) used to create casts and models for prosthodontic, orthodontic, and pedodontic appliances, or the construction of dentures.

Patient discussion about material

Q. What is the ingredient in perfume or Cologne that will trigger an asthma attack? There is something in cologne/perfume that's not in body spray that triggers my asthma. I went out with a friend and he had on cologne and my asthma starting bothering me. Before going out my asthma hadn't bothered me in months because I stay away from things that may trigger an attack. This often happens with other things like bleach, ajax or any bad odor

A. Anything that irritates the nose and bronchi can cause an attack. No one really knows why...but it does. Cigarettes and pollution are common cause also.

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Materialization, the ability to make a physical object appear out of nowhere, is therefore, not really impossible.
The materialization of the new building corresponds to its function and primarily takes place in concrete, wood and glass.
The panoramic view of the city from the library's auditorium was a central metaphor through which the teens could create a narrative of Vyborg based on their own observations and aspirations; the city itself would be the stage for the project's materialization.
The materialization of these transactions would lead to a firm foothold by the Company in the domestic and Chinese publishing markets.
Threat has no place even in analytical discussions since there is no ground for its materialization," Afkham told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday.
However, he regretted that the high expectations of the nations were not met by the UN Body as peace was still a dream and no timeframe could be set for its materialization.
Actual results could differ materially depending on factors such as capital expenditures in the oil and gas industry, the timing of development of offshore energy resources, materialization of construction risks, the strength of competition, interest rate movements and stability in developing countries.
By means of its kinked facades and its materialization with the raw wooden faades, which form an outward appearance, it is arranged in the park-like surroundings.
Noting that Iran and Egypt proposed the Middle- East region free from nuclear weapons, he said Israel has prevented the materialization of the idea, so far.
He also assured to take necessary steps for materialization of their practicable proposals.
ISLAMABAD, August 13, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said Government is serious in helping out flood affectees and their rehabilitation adding all the resources at hand will be activated in materialization of relief efforts in pursuance of the directives of the president and the prime minister.
His nighttime drive on the uncompleted New Jersey Turnpike, famously described to Sam Wagstaff in 1966, is not at all a kind of garnish meant to lend a dash of drama or grandeur a posteriori to Smith's enterprise, but rather constitutes a genuine epiphany: a furtive moment of truth, the arrested and inevitable partial image whose materialization the works propose - "First we feel, then we fall," as Joyce wrote in Finnegans Wake (words the artist could quote from memory).