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 (s) [sek´und]
the base SI unit of time, equal to ¹⁄₆₀ of a minute, and defined in terms of the periodicity of specific radiation of cesium 133.


verb To temporarily transfer a person to the employ of another, as typically used in the UK, to gain work experience.


the SI unit of time. Symbol s. Abbreviated sec.

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Q. second wind My cousin is an experienced aerobic for nearly 2 years. She does vigorous exercises. How a ''second wind'' affects her and what is it?

A. The term ‘second wind is mostly known to the people who are related to the fitness. No matter how fit you are, the first few minutes into vigorous exercise you'll feel out of breath, and your muscles may ache. Your body isn't able to transport oxygen to the active muscles quickly enough. As a result, your muscles burn carbohydrates an aerobically, causing an increase in lactic acid production. Gradually, your body makes the transition to aerobic metabolism and begins to burn nutrients (carbohydrates and fats) aerobically. This shift over to aerobic metabolism coincides with your getting ''back in stride'' (a.k.a. the ''second wind''). The more you train and the more fit you become, the sooner you will get your ''breath'' back and reach an aerobic steady state that you can maintain for a relatively extended duration.

Q. What is the second phase of alcohol rehab? I guess the first one is well known... admitting you are addicted, but then what?

A. anybody??? advises about the second phase of rehab??

Q. what to expect from second month of pregnancy? My wife is pregnant for the first time and I'm knowledgeless...what should I expect from her second month? pain? moods? anything else I should know??

A. Thanks zoe2008, you've helped a lot! The craving thing is indeed happening, I've never bought so many sweet potato in my life!!!

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She added: "You are not a waster and I don't care if anyone has ever said that to you before.
During his career, Bobby made millions of pounds from his sell-out club shows and his record The Little Waster, which at the time sold more copies than the number one hit Grease the musical in the North East.
He said: "It's unfortunate you have picked on a hard-working geologist whereas you on the other hand are a drunken waster who has hardly worked a day in your life.
72sec heat effort would have been much improved had he not been distracted close home and thrown away a three lengths lead (he held Little Waster by only a short head), but punters were not forgiving and piled into Rachels Miller, who had scored in 27.
This week the UK has been crowned Europe's biggest waster of energy.
Britons have been told to shake off their environmental bad habits as the UK emerged as the worst energy waster in Europe.
Which wanton waster collected more votes than Arsenal's pounds 8m flop?
His mount Little Waster fell fatally at the third-last in the Crowther Homes Novices' Chase.
Apparently suggesting to her daughter she has nothing more to do with the idle waster never once crossed her mind.
Take Craig Bellamy, who's been portrayed throughout his career as your typical foul-mouthed waster.
HOW on earth can they expect this ridiculous money waster called the ULTra transport system to stay on track?