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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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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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Social safeness was defined as people's experiences and perceptions about their social world as safe, warm, and soothing which are related feelings of belonging, acceptance, and warmth from others (Gilbert et al., 2009).
The parent/child relationship and the closeness and safeness experienced by the child is critical, and ABC 30&3 has helped to reconnect the parents and children.
It is necessary to remove earlier, decrease or reduce to the acceptable level all realistic potential risks in terms of product quality and safeness. Conduction of the tracker concept, as well as ensuring export quotas, is conductible only in specialized objects (farms, butcheries, manipulative and retail objects) with experts in hand (institutes for technology and control, centers for reproduction and artificial fertilization of animals).
Most significantly, none of the ten have changed their political safeness or marginality by more than a very few percent-t age points.
Unlike large vacuum biopsy techniques which remove breast lesions piecemeal in several or multiple cores, the Intact system may remove lesions in a single piece potentially with a margin of normal breast tissue surrounding the target and hence proving the 'safeness' of the excision.
Hot-smoked salmon cubes combine the pleasing taste of traditionally smoked salmon with the safeness of a cooked product.
Although according to some studies the safeness of martial arts in comparison to non-contact sports have been studied [1,2], similar to other martial arts the rate of injury incidence in this field seems to be higher than other non-contact sports [3].
Government jobs may also look more attractive at this point, given their perceived "safeness" and their typically generous benefits -- particularly at a time when there has been considerable focus on the lack of adequate healthcare coverage in many private businesses.
Images of successful targeting effectively put in disrepute the claims made by the occupying forces as to the security and safeness of certain zones.
The construct, the safeness of the route infrastructure, was composed of three statements: fewer cars on the roads near the school, need for more crossing guards, and safer places to cross the road.
Liveness, boundedness, safeness, reversibility and conservativeness are well known properties of Petri nets.
Finally, students learned that nonpink hamburger meat does not guarantee safeness to eat (75% correct increased to 93%).