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spe·cif·ic cause

a cause, the action of which can definitely produce the condition in question.
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'We don't have a specific cause,' said Hun Sen Phoum Thmey High School Principal Thon Khun, who said the first seven students fainted on Monday and that others have fainted every day since.
Many people give to a campaign or specific cause within a charity.
Specific causes were seen for 34 of the 143 impairments and, as with property/casualty impairments, the number-one specific cause was fraud.
Eating red meat, both processed and unprocessed, is associated with an increased risk of all-cause death, as well as specific cause death, including dying from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, stroke, respiratory disease, infections, kidney disease, or liver disease, research shows.
The magic in the organisation's name refers to the magic that happens when people unite for a specific cause.
The MQ-1 Predator crashed 15 km away from Adana City in southern Turkey, the network said, adding that an investigation is underway to determine the specific cause of the crash.
INVESTIGATORS could find "no specific cause" for a light aircraft crash that killed a pilot and his GP wife.
US Air Forces Central Command said airman lost control of the MQ-1 Predator drone, but the specific cause of the crash is being investigated.
For the majority of people with low back pain, the specific cause is unclear, he said, but there are certain factors that seem to put people at risk of having low back pain.
From there, changes to Boofie's environment can be suggested or there may be other treatments or investigations that will need to be conducted in order to treat the specific cause. The next best thing would be finding a vet with a special interest in avian medicine that may be able to perform some of the relevant tests.

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