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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.


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


(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


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. 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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Chairman of the Lit and Phil, Paul Gailiunas, with George Stephenson's safety lamp
30pm An illustrated talk celebrating the people and companies associated with Sunderland that have helped to shape and make the world in which we live including the invention of the diesel engine, cantilever crane, hydraulic crane, miner's safety lamp and rope making machine; and people such as Dr Clanny, Frederick Crawley, TE Harrison, James Hartley, John Lilburne, Sir Joseph Swan, and Sir Tom Cowie.
He produced his safety lamp at around the same time as the upper-class, well-educated Sir Humphry Davy.
WEB LAUNCH Simon Donovan, MD of E Thomas & Williams, presents Tower Colliery director Tyrone O'Sullivan with a Cambrian safety lamp at the launch of the Davey Lamp manufacturer's web site at Rhondda Heritage Museum with regional manager of the Chamber of Commerce Derek Allinson.
Other advances which added to the expansion of mining included the safety lamp, of which Humphry Davy and George Stephenson were exponents.
Viewers can see a stunned Gethin being told that his great, great uncle John Jones, helped by his great grandfather Gwilym, invented and made the Pontyberem safety lamp which detected toxic methane gas in mines.
After the blaze was put out, boys as young as eight lay dead and a public outcry, not just in the North East, led to the forerunner of the Davy safety lamp that would go on to be used underground for generations.
After studying explosions in mines, he invented the miner's safety lamp that was named after him in 1812.
Tenders are invited for Prourement of Safety Lamp Spares
But he was also concerned over safety in coal mines and experimented with a safety lamp at the Mill pit in Herrington, where an explosion had cost 24 lives.
A web page about the colliery said: "It is a safety lamp mine with severe water problems which require the use of a powerful sump pump.