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boot

 [bo̳t]
an encasement for the foot; a protective casing or sheath.
Gibney boot an adhesive tape support used in treatment of sprains and other painful conditions of the ankle, the tape being applied in a basket-weave fashion with strips placed alternately under the sole of the foot and around the back of the leg.
Unna's paste boot a dressing for varicose ulcers, consisting of a paste made from gelatin, zinc oxide, and glycerin, which is applied to the entire leg, then covered with a spiral bandage, this in turn being given a coat of the paste; the process is repeated until satisfactory rigidity is attained.

boot

(būt),
A boot-shaped appliance.
[M.E. bote, fr. O.Fr.]
Computers verb To load an operating system—e.g., Windows— into the computer’s RAM or main memory, after which the computer can run applications
Drug slang verb A regional term meaning to inject a drug
Medspeak noun See Pellagrous boot
Orthopaedics noun Unna boot

boot

Informatics verb To load the operating system–eg, Windows, OS X into the computer's RAM or main memory, after which the computer can run applications. See Random access memory.

boot

(būt)
A shoe, brace, or restrictive bandage used to protect and immobilize the foot and ankle.
[M.E. bote, fr. O.Fr.]
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A stay-away councillor is to be booted off Durham County Council after failing to go to a meeting in six months.
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Jason has been sulking since his fellow "Jungle Cat" Victor was booted off the reality TV show last week.
The event, which will take place from September 17-19, was under threat of being downgraded or booted off the calendar after complaints of `intimidatory' tactics by the South Wales Police and the large number of speeding fines imposed on competitors -including Colin McRae -in 2002.
The five singers will belt out big band and swing numbers in tonight's show, with Hayley 2-5 to be booted off.
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