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producing or forming; said especially of an inflammation that produces new tissue or of a cough that brings forth sputum or mucus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Producing or capable of producing; denoting especially an inflammation leading to the production of new tissue with or without an exudate.
[see product]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


(prə-dŭk′tĭv, prō-)
a. Producing mucus or sputum: a productive cough.
b. Forming new tissue: a productive inflammation.

pro·duc′tive·ly adv.
pro·duc′tive·ness n.
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Producing or capable of producing; denoting especially an inflammation leading to the production of new tissue with or without an exudate.
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If you want to have productive arguments with your peers, your team and maybe even your clients, you need to have already made "deposits" toward those relationships.
Meanwhile, Productive Capital Management sees the deal to ensure access for its government clients to enhanced credit analysis and a wider spectrum of investment options, it said.
In regard to productive vocabulary knowledge, it includes the production of a word of "one's own accord" (Schmitt; 2000:4); it refers to words that can be written or spoken frequently without hesitation as they are well-known and familiar; it requires retrieving the appropriate spoken or written word form of the meaning to be expressed [11]; it includes being able to express a concept by means of an L2 word; prototypically, being able to translate a word from L1 to L2 [13], and it also refers to eliciting the target word from one's memory with some stimulus.
Employees in Portugal (43.3 per cent), Czech Republic (44.5 per cent), Japan (44.7 per cent) and Argentina (46.3 per cent) were least productive, according to the report.
Both the UK and China display similar patterns as India: all three countries import scientists that are more productive than their country average and they all export scientists that are less productive.
As per the said criteria, in the field of chemistry, Dr Rahman and Dr Chaudhary have led over 1,109 productive scientists of Pakistan.
Al Roumi expressed her admiration about the quality of products featured by the productive families.
Missan, with its center city of Amara, is 390 km to the south of Baghdad and covers a geographic area of several productive oil fields, called Bazergan, Abu-Arab, Fekka and Halfaya, as well as the Majnoun Oil Field, sharing with Southern Iraq's Oil Company, along with 5 discovered but not yet productive oil fields of Huwiza, Rafi'e East Rafidain, Dujeila and Kumeit.
It also purchased Sensigraphics (, a membrane-switch company, which has been integrated into the Productive operation in Mt.
Deb Gibbons, of Peninsula, said: "Monday has always been traditionally the most productive day of the week."
Deb Gibbons, head of employee relations at Peninsula, said: "Monday has always been the traditional productive day of the week, but our research shows that for the first time Tuesday has surpassed this."
This happened because they were seen as being more productive, not because of a legislative ploy.

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