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

  • adj. Releasing ingredients gradually to produce a sustained effect: a timed-release allergy medication; timed-release fertilizers.

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  • adj. that releases its active ingredients gradually, so as to produce a sustained effect


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  • London's Tube went into a deep freeze on Tuesday, part of a timed-release chaos plan to strike at numerous points during the fall.

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  • The next night, timed-release bombs fell in the Tiergarten; prisoners from concentration camps removed them.

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  • At other trauma centers, when doctors discovered that a resistant strain of Iraqi bacteria was attacking wounds, they dreamed up a string of dissolvable, timed-release capsules full of antibiotics that can be tucked deep into open cavities to disinfect wounds for 72 hours at a time.

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  • Clear5 is based on preliminary research into timed-release vitamin B5, which caused remarkable remissions in most cases of acne in a Singapore study.

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  • The torpedoes tumbled freely into the core of the wormhole and, on their timed-release detonators, blew up.

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  • Take a timed-release vitamin C 500–1,000 mg daily, if recommended.

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  • Or, better yet, planted some exotic disease cultures in timed-release capsules in his gluteal muscle sheath.

    In the Garden of Iden

  • But the TV was showing a commercial now, for a timed-release cold remedy.

    Drowned Hopes

  • The regulator is concerned some may have potentially risky combinations of ingredients, while others - marketed as "timed-release"- may release active ingredients too slowly, too quickly, or inconsistently.

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  • The patients were prescribed timed-release medications but may have received the regular form of the medication instead.

    The Seattle Times


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