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adj. safer, safest
a. Free from danger or injury; undamaged or unhurt: He returned from the voyage safe and sound.
b. Not exposed to the threat of danger or harm: The children were safe at home all through the storm.
c. Usable in specified conditions without being damaged. Often used in combination: a microwave safe container.
2. Affording protection: a safe place.

safe′ly adv.
safe′ness n.
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Vox populi Any activity, or element–instrument in the environment for which the risks of its use and disposal are considered acceptable


Cardiology A clinical trial–Safety After Fifty Evaluation
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(sāf′tē) [ME. saufte, safety, health]
1. A practice that ensures protection from harm or injury.
2. The condition of being protected.
3. A device that prevents the unintended discharge of a firearm.
safe (sāf), adjective
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Acronyn for surgery, antibiotics, facial cleanliness and environmental change. This complex of measures is a strategy for the control of TRACOMA and has been shown to be effective in endemic areas.
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Q. What is the safe amount of alcohol? I like alcohol, but I don’t want to end up an alcoholic. Or even have the problems that come with it (liver problems etc….)

A. the best method is not too drink at all,and you wont have any problems to worry about.

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Q. If an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe? Hi! While reading through the medical journal, I came to know that if an alcoholic consumes zinc, will he be safe?

A. Approximately 30%–50% of alcoholics have low zinc status because ethanol consumption decreases intestinal absorption of zinc and increases urinary zinc -


zinc is a necessary mineral you need for the immune system, brain function and other systems of the body.

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Implementing a safeguard duty of P12 per bag on cement will consequently result in prices of imports going higher.
"We are deciding on the imposition of definitive safeguard duty of P250 per MT or P10 per 40kg bag for the first year of the implementation to encourage and challenge the local cement industries to be globally competitive," he said.
Under Republic Act 8800 or the Safeguard Measures Act, the government may impose safeguard measures or higher duties on goods when increased imports lead to harm to the local industry.
"Safeguard Self Storage has been in the Chicago metropolitan market since opening its first self-storage facility on South Wabash Street 18 years ago in 2001.
Safeguard Pakistan with its #BachpanNonStop moto also aims to encourage mothers to actively engage their kids in exploring and protecting their environment without worrying about their hygiene.
The ministry said it discussed the compensation scale and method, and even exchanged ideas on withdrawing the safeguards, considering that such trade restraint can have a negative influence on relations between the two countries.
Excluding the environmental safeguard and control aspects of the petroleum sector by those drafters of the "New Petroleum Law of 2002" clearly acknowledged their flaws.
civilian and military and place all its civil nuclear facilities under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards and file a declaration to this effect in accordance with its 'Separation Plan'.
Determining a property's location using the Safeguard Gold Standard begins when Safeguard receives a new work order from a mortgage servicing client and retrieves the property address.
Safeguard contributed USD7.5m while existing investors, including Fuse Capital, deployed the remaining USD2.5m.
Utimaco, a provider of lawful interception and data retention-systems, announced on Thursday that its software for SafeGuard CryptoServer LAN and SafeGuard SecurityServer Hardware security modules (HSMs) has been updated to feature comprehensive and automatable monitoring functionalities.
Recognition and regulation of safeguard measures under GATT/WTO.