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bulk

(bŭlk)
n.
See fiber.
v. bulked, bulking, bulks
noun Increased muscle mass achieved by mechanics—lifting weights—and/or chemistry—anabolic steroids
verb To enhance one’s muscle mass by mechanics and/or chemistry

bulk

1. In nutrition, a substance that absorbs water in the intestinal tract. The increased mass helps to stimulate peristalsis. Bulk materials include bran cereals, cellulose, lignins, and psyllium. They are used therapeutically to treat constipation and other bowel disorders.
2. A mass; a large volume of cells, such as might be found in a tumor.
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Figure 4 shows a graph for the bulk density curves of two powders; one is the control sample that was just described, the other is a new sample that has just been received for evaluation.
For instance, the bulk density of the new batch of material just received has an initial fill density of 695 kg/m?
In 2009 the Bulk Is Green Council, an advocacy group whose members include Frontier, SunRidge, Trade Fixtures, and others, released a study indicating that bulk foods had retail prices that were 35% lower than packaged versions of the foods.
Passive sampling might be a basket of two-ounce packs displayed in the bulk section.
Wide particle size distributions and irregular shapes can lead to knitting and solidification of the material within the bulk bag, making discharge difficult.
There are two basic methods of loading/unloading the bulk bags into the discharger.
The scale and the vessel can be mounted on the bulk bag discharger or independently.
There are three key reasons that bulk foods are poised to become a bigger seller in supermarkets across the country, says the Bulk Is Green Council: They are typically less expensive per ounce than their packaged counterparts; you can buy only what you need; and the lack of packaging is as green as it gets.
The bulk investor, who will cover the ongoing maintenance shortfall on the occupied apartments, will eventually more than recoup his $1.15 million investment through the sale of all the residences - which boast a current vacant value of more than $5 million.
"At the same time, the bulk investor can take advantage of a unique opportunity for a tremendous return on an investment."