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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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He further assured to take necessary steps to help in materialization of the suggestions put forward by the minister.
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His investigations are not in quest of a transcendent essence but are revelations of process and everything that impinges upon its materialization in the viewer's space.
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Speaking at a meeting with his Swedish counterpart in Beirut, the Iranian ambassador underlined Tehran's full support for the peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis, and voiced Iran's readiness to do its best to pave the ground for the materialization of the Syrian nation's viewpoints about their fate.
Talking about the future programmes of the Organization, the Governor especially appreciated the targets set for further up-gradation of the facilities of Institute of Gems and Gemmological, Peshawar and assured every possible support in materialization of the programme in this respect.