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stick

Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture

stick

[Shortening of for needlestick]
A colloquial term for puncture, esp. the puncturing of the skin or a blood vessel.

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Q. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet? My friend is following Fixed-menu diet which I didn’t hear before. He told that he is in diet but he is taking some of the food which he likes. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet?

A. Of course, your friend may be under diet control. I will tell you what fixed menu diet means? A fixed-menu diet provides a list of all the foods you will eat. The merits of this kind of diet are that it can be easy to follow because the foods are selected for you. However the demerit of this type of diet is that you get only few varieties of food which will make the diet boring and it will be hard to follow. If you start with a fixed-menu diet, it is easy to follow.

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As such, several driving forces in website stickiness have been identified, including customer satisfaction and repurchase (Khalifa, Limayem and Liu 2001, 2002), attitude toward a website and content quality (Lin, 2007) and time spent on a website (McCloskey, 2003-2004).
2009) and decrease stickiness or difficulties in internalising these skills and knowledge.
To acquire stickiness information for the tannin in question, each sample is analyzed at four different column temperatures, and from this temperature response, the stickiness of the tannin towards the HPLC column can be cal-culated.
The Warburtons Dough Stickiness System mimics certain actions carried out in commercial bakeries and is ideally suited to this sector of the baking industry due to the high speed of the test, the ease of cleaning between tests and the reduced need for temperature-controlled environments.
Predicted and measured cooked rice firmness, stickiness, moisture content and leached solids had [R.
Also, blending certain base elastomers, such as polychloroprene, with other synthetic elastomers will sometimes reduce stickiness (ref.
Lovely product that holds without stickiness or flaking.
The plants look fine and the leaves and stems are quite normal, no sign of stickiness.
On May 9, Premier Ernie Eves announced his stickiness plan for the North.
It features an overview of the company's line of belt cleaners, including head-pulley pre-cleaners and secondary cleaners, plus patented designs for applications involving moisture and stickiness.
Stickiness is the goal for web editors -- that attribute of a site that keeps people coming back for more.