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blank

(blank),
A solution consisting of all of the analytic components except the compound to be measured; this is used to establish a baseline of measurement intensity with which the compound of interest is compared.
[M.E. white, fr. O.Fr. blanc, fr. Germanic]

blank

Drug slang
noun A regional street term for any low quality substance of abuse.
 
Lab medicine
noun A negative control specimen used in immunoassays and quality assurance in many lab tests. Blanks are processed in tandem with the test serum or tissue, differing in that a primary antibody is not added in the first step; blanks assure a true negative result, allowing comparison of a possibly positive result with a known negative.
 
Vox populi-UK
verb To deliberately ignore someone, as in “Mark blanked Carole.”

blank

(blangk)
A solution consisting of all the analytic components except the compound to be measured; used to establish a baseline of measurement intensity with which the compound of interest is compared.
[M.E. white, fr. O.Fr. blanc, fr. Germanic]

Blank

If an individual has inherited same HLA antigen from both parents, the HLA typing is designated by the shared HLA antigen followed by a "blank"(—).
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Hence, the best explosive charge of the blank cartridge is 1 g of nitrocotton, with which the firing power is under control, and the full-thickness urethral damage can be made.
Sergeants Brainard, Long, and Frederick could not, as ordered, "decide the manner of death by two ball and one blank cartridge"; Greely had failed to take into consideration that at the time, the party had only one serviceable rifle left.
All you need is a suitable blank cartridge to send that ball singing down range.
When he refused to hand over any cash, they fired the gun - fortunately it was a blank cartridge - and escaped with Pounds 30 from the shop till.
Mr Blake suffered burns to a shoulder blade after being blasted, possibly with a blank cartridge.
While the youth was abroad, officers raided his home in Croxteth and found a Smith and Wesson .455 revolver, allegedly used to shoot Rhys, a converted Walther blank cartridge self-loading pistol and gun cartridges.
He sustained burns to his left shoulder blade when he was thought to have caught the blast of a blank cartridge and spent two days at Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham.