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(spar'er) [AS. sparian, to refrain]
A substance destroyed by catabolism that decreases catabolic action on other substances.

nitrogen sparer

Protein sparer.

protein sparers

Carbohydrates and fats, so designated because their presence in the diet prevents tissue proteins from being used as a source of energy.
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(10.) Bello, D, Sparer, J, Redlich, CA, Ibrahim, K, Stowe, MH, Liu, Y, "Slow Curing of Aliphatic Polyisocyanate Paints in Automotive Refinishing: A Potential Source for Skin Exposure." J.
A Mexican version of The Paper Bag Princess recreated the book as an early reader with sparer, but no less lively, illustrations.
He is a "martinet" for whom "'forms, measured forms, are everything.'" (5) Vere's obsession with rules, order, and discipline has led Joyce Sparer Adler, among others, to label him the consummate military man, the "most austere monk of war." (6) But Adler's characterization unfairly simplifies the job of a commander.
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As the credit crunch bites, and spare cash becomes ever sparer, the temptation to use horseracing and its associated betting element as a short-term means of shoring up or repairing precarious finances is likely to grow.
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Sparer's reading is equal to the beauty of Gibran's language.
(32) Brown and Sparer's comparison between Medicare, which is completely federally administered, and Medicaid, which is largely managed by the states, notes that Medicaid contains a much richer service package, has significantly expanded coverage over the last fifteen years, and has been more successful than Medicare in implementing such reforms as placing beneficiaries into managed care.
Or perhaps we've been so overdosed on historically precise TV adaptations of classic period novels that we can't adapt to a sparer way of approaching Dickens?
In his view, Greene's turn to a sparer realism in the late 1940s divested most of his subsequent works of that dynamism, and hence yielded less potent, if still professional, stories (although Bergonzi does exempt The End of the Affair and, to a lesser extent, The Heart of the Matter [1948] from this censure).