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adj. safer, safest
a. Free from danger or injury; undamaged or unhurt: He returned from the voyage safe and sound.
b. Not exposed to the threat of danger or harm: The children were safe at home all through the storm.
c. Usable in specified conditions without being damaged. Often used in combination: a microwave safe container.
2. Affording protection: a safe place.

safe′ly adv.
safe′ness n.


Vox populi Any activity, or element–instrument in the environment for which the risks of its use and disposal are considered acceptable


Cardiology A clinical trial–Safety After Fifty Evaluation


(sāf′tē) [ME. saufte, safety, health]
1. A practice that ensures protection from harm or injury.
2. The condition of being protected.
3. A device that prevents the unintended discharge of a firearm.
safe (sāf), adjective


Acronyn for surgery, antibiotics, facial cleanliness and environmental change. This complex of measures is a strategy for the control of TRACOMA and has been shown to be effective in endemic areas.

Patient discussion about safe

Q. What is the safe amount of alcohol? I like alcohol, but I don’t want to end up an alcoholic. Or even have the problems that come with it (liver problems etc….)

A. the best method is not too drink at all,and you wont have any problems to worry about.

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Q. If an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe? Hi! While reading through the medical journal, I came to know that if an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe?

A. Approximately 30%–50% of alcoholics have low zinc status because ethanol consumption decreases intestinal absorption of zinc and increases urinary zinc -


zinc is a necessary mineral you need for the immune system, brain function and other systems of the body.

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The safeness or otherwise of the seat will, of course, be decided by the local electorate when they cast their votes and, come the day, there may well be some surprises in store as a consequence of the rapidly changing political scene in the UK and I would not bank on a Labour victory in Aberavon being a foregone conclusion if I were Mr Kinnock.
In Asia there is a fast growing need of quality IVD equipment that enhance efficiency and safeness, and promote cost-efficiency at the same time.
To a considerable extent, the smooth registration process in Mexico was due to the comprehensive work we carried out to gain convincing data to prove the safeness and efficacy of the treatment.
It is necessary and adequate to perform some complexe researches on flexible intermediary membranes from elastic coupling structure, which would lead to working optimization on a long period, with favorable results in what concerns life and safeness of the system (Dobre, 2004).
A victory for safeness over risk-taking, comfortable over uncomfortable, blandness over talent and the pontificating minority over the broad-minded majority.
Boundedness and safeness imply freeness of capacity overflow.
It is likely that many respondents in the Gallup survey had never visited many of the cities whose perceived safeness they were asked to rate, meaning that the ratings were based on news media accounts and hearsay from friends and relatives.
Next, experience of anxiety and longing for connection with the caretaker in times of need or crisis starts to undermine the child's sense of ability to explore with unrestrained feeling of confidence and safeness.
The police had arrested two other men in connection with these later mutilations, but that did not seem to have made them less confident about the safeness of the earlier conviction.
The issues of drugs and justice already seemed to have the Club running round in circles, witness the midsummer admission that anabolic steroid Nandrolone could stay in a greyhound's system for up to 100 days, thereby casting doubt on the safeness of a large number of inquiry findings - long before Tom Flaherty's partial victory in the High Court this month.
Regarding the potential of Salton's foray into stovetop cookware, one industry source commented, "I believe consumers rely on the quality and the safeness of a brand.
Some studies dealing with the same problem, such as the safeness of painted pedestrian crosswalks, reached different and opposite conclusions.