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use

 [ūs]
the applying of something to a specific desired purpose.
substance use substance abuse.
substance use (omaha) in the omaha system, a client problem in the health related behaviors domain, defined as the inappropriate consumption of medicines, drugs, or other materials including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, street drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

utilisation

The use or amount of usage (per unit population) of healthcare or other services; the pattern of use of a service or type of service in a specified time, usually expressed in rate per unit of population-at-risk for a given period—e.g., number of hospital admissions/year/1,000 persons enrolled in an HMO.

use

Vox populi Utilize. See Illegal use of controlled dangerous substances, Intravenous drug use, Misuse, Off-label use, Overuse, Substance use, Underuse.
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Condom use and the risk of genital human papillomavirus infection in young women, New England Journal of Medicine, 2006, 354(25):2645 2654.
However, since the painstakingly machined molds and cores are discarded like scrap after shakeout, the process Clinkenbeard uses is only useful for very limited runs--as low as two to three.
The discursive data indicate the students use the Internet at UPMS for history, science and most frequently in Mrs.
3) Use of particularly environment-friendly and user-friendly battery tube and new package.
To use the drive, it is considered "mounted" while using a special decryption key.
To reduce coating costs, some paper mills use starch solutions at the calender and size press as pre-coats prior to the application of expensive coating chemicals.
Living with roommates who didn't use a lotah, I felt very ashamed that I did, but, of course, wanting to be as Americanized as I could possibly be, I didn't use it for a while.
2] extraction may be costly today, but proponents of green technology see it becoming more economical tomorrow if more companies adopt the technology as they come under governmental pressure to reduce their use of hazardous materials.
All of the methods used for the experiment involve different approaches to sample preparation, but use the same theory and basic formula used by Leigh-Dugmore.
The present report summarizes the findings of this review including the best practices on the use of RCA and the advantages and barriers associated with these uses in highway construction.
The Environmental Paper Summit promotes collaborations on the use of environmentally friendly papers, and is planning outreach to progressive paper purchasers (including social justice groups and labor unions), producers and suppliers--all in an effort to change paper consumption habits.
Recently we have expanded out use of the WebSphere suite to include the WebSphere Business Integrator, which will allow us to implement true business-process management," said David Brandeis, senior director of IT project services of Fireman's Fund.