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indifferent

/in·dif·fer·ent/ (in-dif´er-ent) not tending one way or another; neutral; having no preponderating affinity.

indifferent

[L. in-, not, + differre, to differ]
1. Neutral; tending in no specific direction.
2. Not responsive to normal stimuli; apathetic.
3. Pert. to cells that have not differentiated.
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Tissue temperature increases with the passage of electric current, with the greatest increase in temperature being at the site of catheter tip, while the temperature increase is attenuated at the site of indifferent electrode site with the help of dispersive skin patches.
Restaurant staff are slower and forgetful, pharmacy staff are rude and indifferent.
2 : neither good nor bad <an indifferent performance>
Their sense of injustice has no effect on their survival because nature is "indifferent, flatly indifferent.
In charge of an indifferent team knocked out of the Cup by Liverpool in one of the most indifferent games you are ever likely to see.
David Devoy, housing director at St Mungo's, said: "No-one can afford to feel indifferent to the problem of homelessness.
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Illinois Republican John Shimkus isn't on anyone's short list of gay and lesbian allies in Congress, but that doesn't mean he's indifferent to the plight of all gay people.
I have always enjoyed reading the magazine, but in the past, I felt indifferent to many of the articles because, I was not an aspiring businessperson.
Most people like their work - but many feel indifferent to the success of their company, new research showed yesterday.
The court held that the county was not deliberately indifferent to the serious medical needs of a jail inmate, despite the inmate's claim that he was given a "woefully inadequate dosage" of medication and was not treated in a timely manner.
Her pilgrimage uncovers the barbarity and savagery of the "Great War," in which cruel and indifferent leaders feed their nation's sons to the jaws of death, and broken men offer their own pound of flesh to buy a ticket home.