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dam·age

(dam'ij),
Harm, diminution, or destruction of an organ, body part, system, or function.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. damnum, loss, harm]
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Regarding details about provision of classroom/shelters provided by NDMA for damaged schools in quake affected areas, the sources said the number was 49 in Buner, 378 in Upper Dir, 575 in Shangla, 196 in Swat, 129 in Lower Dir and 76 classroom/shelter were provided in Chitral.
This result suggests that herbivores were less likely to feed on a leaf-damaged plant due to the presence of the damaged tissue itself rather than any systemic induced resistance, which was not found in response to simulated leaf damage (Experiment 1).
Total: destroyed, 77, damaged, 43, pilots killed, 67, missing, 0, wounded, 23.
The water also entered the house and damaged the interior floors.
Therefore, the disk array system composed of more hard disks needs further protection measures to ensure available data access in case two hard disks are damaged simultaneously.
Before an extruder is cleaned, all of the transducers should be removed from the barrel to avoid their being damaged. When they are removed, plastic is likely to flow into the mounting holes and harden.
Amylases are often added to wheat flour to moderate the effect of damaged starch and to optimize flour quality.
The assertion that a missile damaged the Pentagon is based solely on the fact that the explosion and resulting damage at the Pentagon have some similarities with those caused by cruise missile warheads.
A damaged specimen should have a lower thermal conductivity than an undamaged or less damaged one, so for specimens with more damage the temperature should drop off more slowly after the temperature peak.
"It is the first biochemistry paper showing that this protein has affinity for damaged DNA and can sense the damage directly."
From 1992 to 1995, ice, windstorms, wildfires and insect infestations damaged the trees Willamette was growing for future harvesting.
1033's involuntary-conversion provisions to defer gain on damaged property, even though Willamette processed and sold the property in the same manner as undamaged property.