- n. Alternative form of breakdown.
- v. intransitive to fail, to cease to function
- v. ergative, figuratively to render or to become unstable due to stress, to collapse physically or mentally
- v. ergative, figuratively to render or to become weak and ineffective
- v. ergative (to cause) to decay, to decompose
- v. ergative, figuratively to divide into parts to give more details, to provide a more indepth analysis of
- v. ergative to digest
“Insoluble fiber does not break down in the digestive system; rather, it sweeps the GI tract, taking away toxins in the bowel as it encounters them.”
“Team physician Maurice Cowen turned and twisted the shoulder to stretch the muscles, ligaments, and tendons, trying to break down lesions that caused Hunter immense pain whenever he tried to throw.”
“People with the RR genotype have two copies of the R variant of the PON1 gene, producing a PON1 enzyme that is more resistant to pesticide exposure because the enzyme helps to break down and eliminate pesticides from the body.”
“Glutamine synthetase is a member of a class of proteins called enzymes, which are chemical catalysts that build and break down the many different chemical compounds the cell requires.”
“Researchers looked at blood samples taken from these women and measured them for levels of an enzyme known as paraoxonase 1, or PON1, which is able to break down the toxic metabolites of organophosphate pesticides.”
“Insoluble fiber technically called cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin, also known as roughage, does not dissolve in water or break down in your digestive system.”
“Well-prepared Presentation Arsenals will also enhance your ability to break down barriers between you and your audience, leading to quicker buy-in to your message; will improve your preparation-time efficiency; and, if shared in a company setting, will yield economic benefits to the entire organization.”
“Infants are at particular risk of not being able to break down pesticides, since the level of PON1 enzyme in newborns is one-third of what it is in adults, and it takes six months to two years for a baby to develop mature levels of PON1.”
“Chlorophyll speeds slimming by helping heal and detox the liver so it can break down and flush out toxins.”
“During a tense scene between her character, Cathy Jamison, who has Stage 4 melanoma, and her bipolar brother, Sean, played by John Benjamin Hickey, she makes her costar break down in giggles.”
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