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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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Fracture behavior of a cracked safety valve disc mounted on scuba tank filling panel is studied in this paper.
In order to observe the flow of C[O.sub.2] in geometrical structures similar to those in safety valves, various transparent configurations were designed to substitute for a real safety valve.
The air trigger safety valve can be adapted to fit car fuel tanks, buildings, earthquake zones or military vehicles and could also be used to protect pipelines in the oil and gas industry.
A few examples show how little support the safety valve produces.
Safety valves must be set at design pressure by code and law.
"Instead of relying entirely on residential conversion, this could signal an alternate or additional avenue of recovery for the Downtown market - a commercial reclamation of some part of the market as a new safety valve."
provided in its Zani and Arlecchino the only permissible safety valve for both rulers and ruled" (21, 203, 209-16).
As increased legislation continues to require higher standards, Burkert Fluid Control Systems has developed a series of safety valve solutions that can be retro-fitted to existing control systems or incorporated into new designs.
Graham Hacon, CEO, explained: "Hydrocarbon producing wells have a Down Hole Safety Valve (DHSV or SCSSV -- surface controlled subsea safety valve) which shuts the well quickly when required, and is usually controlled hydraulically from the surface.
Leser has introduced a new pilot-operated safety valve series.
Mr Atkinson said: "The only safety valve is that the Attorney General has the final say."

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