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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of induce.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. brought about or caused; not spontaneous. Contrasted to spontaneous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Caused by induction.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. brought about or caused; not spontaneous


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  • I won't do Dr. Rich's lovely piece the disservice of trying to retell her experience as she wrestled with the discomfort the title induced in her initially, except to say I'm happy with the way she resolved the issue and that I love her, too.

    Norman Lear: "Born Again American": How the Idea Came About

  • Yamanaka was able to create adult stem cells in rats and later using human skin, which he called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, constituting a significant scientific development.


  • The Leapfrog Group, a coalition of big corporate health-care purchasers, in 2009 began asking hospitals around the nation to report their rate of early term induced births that weren't medically necessary.

    A Push for More Pregnancies to Last 39 Weeks

  • I think the shame – on both sides – is not as much induced from the outside, from society, as it is from inside.

    Shame And The Mom: A Boob Story | Her Bad Mother

  • Although there were varied proposals as to what kind of molecules might interact with odorants, there was compelling evidence that olfactory transduction involved G-protein induced increases in cAMP.

    Linda B. Buck - Autobiography

  • Baldwin induced Javier into an apparent inning-ending force play.

    American League Baseball - White Sox vs. Mariners

  • Alone, its intoxication has been characterized as an induced state of psychotic delirium, marked by disorientation, pronounced confusion, and complete amnesia.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • Dr. Vivian had, in short, induced himself to the casting-up of his monthly accounts, a task of weariness and travail.

    V. V.'s Eyes

  • Converted cells are known as induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, and are considered a major alternative to using ethically charged embryonic stem cells. - Home Page

  • Cells made by Dr. Yamanaka's method are called induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells.

    NYT > Home Page


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