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  • adj. Not radical.
  • n. One who is not a radical.
  • n. That which is not a radical (group of atoms that function as a unit in reactions).


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non- +‎ radical


  • With his own trial, the NSABP-04 the trial to test radical surgery versus nonradical surgery barely limping along, he could hardly convince surgeons to join a trial to combine chemo and surgery in breast cancer.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Even so, obsessed with Halstedian theory and unable to see beyond its realm, surgeons sharply berated such attempts at nonradical surgery.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • “We clean out or strip the supraclavicular fossa with very few exceptions,” he announced at a surgical conference, reinforcing the notion that conservative, nonradical surgery left the breast somehow “unclean.”

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • What man or woman, confronting cancer, would willingly choose nonradical, or “conservative,” surgery?

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Her mass reduced so rapidly, Keynes thought he might be able to perform a rather minimal, nonradical surgery on her to completely remove it.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • I presume this holds true for all the nonradical Muslims (the vast majority of them) throughout the world.

    One of Our Own

  • Ahead in the polls, Barack Obama used last night's debate to portray himself as a nonradical if vague agent of change.

    Cool Hand Barack

  • Terrorists, Bush explained in October 2005, "use the vacuum created by an American retreat to gain control of a country, a base from which to launch attacks and conduct their war against nonradical Muslim governments ... we're facing a radical ideology with an unalterable objective, to enslave whole nations and intimidate the whole world," he said in his policy address.

    Primetime Escalation Is Bush's Last Stand In Iraq

  • Duncan Hunter, Fred Thompson, and Bill Richardson are all reasonable -- mature, accomplished, nonradical.

    Be Reasonable

  • If the U.S. gave more aid to help countries fund public nonradical schools, it might save money and lives in avoided conflicts and terrorist acts down the road.

    Living History


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