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

  • n. A reduction or decrease.
  • n. The surgical insertion of a catheter into a vein, as for the administration of intravenous medication.
  • adj. Reduced in size; abridged.

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  • n. An emergency medical procedure in which the vein is exposed and a cannula is inserted into it.

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