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prescriptive

view main entry for prescriptive adjective  /prɪˈskrɪptɪv/
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prescriptively

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moto-doping

in competitive cycling, the illegal use of motors on bikes in order to gain advantage over other riders

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unhappen

be reversed; be as if it had never happened

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