Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a disease, condition, or characteristic that is not congenital but develops after birth.
  • adj. Resulting from exposure to something, such as an antigen or antibiotic.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of acquire.
  • adj. Developed postfetally; not congenital.

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  • adj. gotten through environmental forces. Contrasted with inherited.

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  • adj. gotten through environmental forces

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Examples

  • One surprising source of work and audience for Bute was in providing short "B-movies" for film houses well before the term acquired its schlocky, perjorative connotations.

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  • GUPTA: 1982, the term acquired immune deficiency syndrome or AIDS is first used and within a year, researchers had determined it was the HIV virus that was destroying the patient's immune system and killing them.

    CNN Transcript Feb 13, 2005

  • The concern here is primarily with the meaning the term acquired in the course of the eighteenth century as denoting the creative powers and outstanding original - ity of uncommonly endowed, exalted individuals.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • In Spanish sixteenth - and seventeenth - century authors the term acquired an ironic twist, as in the expression hacerse de los godos (“to claim nobil - ity, to put on airs”).

    CONCEPT OF GOTHIC

  • Graham Summer, the term acquired a harsher and altogether less idealistic significance.

    TYPES OF INDIVIDUALISM

  • Page the Ninth and Eleventh Clauses thereof in so far as the same are applicable to the question of the nature and character of the title acquired by The

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  • AUBRION (Comte d '), the title acquired by Charles Grandet after his marriage to the daughter of the Marquis d'Aubrion.

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  • But the title acquired by Dandolo runs thus in the chronicle of his namesake, the Doge Andrew Dandolo: "Ducali titulo addidit, 'Quartæ partis, & dimidiæ totius Imperii Romaniæ; Dominator.'"

    The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 2

  • It is a title acquired fortuitously, being given to one who during an attack happened _to lance unknowingly a dead man in the house of the enemy_.

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  • My dad’s hand fell to his side and his expression acquired a sad, almost curious cast.

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