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assay

view main entry for assaynoun [countable] chemistry  /ˈæˌseɪ/  /əˈseɪ/ 
American English pronunciation: assayClick to listen to the pronunciation of assayAmerican English pronunciation: assayClick to listen to the pronunciation of assay

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assayassaysassayingassayedassayed

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infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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drive-by handshake

a brief handshake that is made without pausing or making eye contact, because you are upset or angry

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