As the doctor completed an examination of the patient, he said:
- I can"t find a cause for your complaint. Frankly, I think it"s due to drinking.
- In that case, - said the patient, - I"ll come back when you"re sober.
v. (-ring) insure again (esp. Of an insurer transferring risk to another insurer). reinsurance n.
v. Invest again (esp. Proceeds or interest). reinvestment n.
v. (-ling) kindle again.
n. - a the way in which one person or thing is related or connected to another. B connection, correspondence, contrast, or feeling prevailing between persons or things (bears no relation to the facts; enjoyed good relations for many years).
- (in pl.) A (foll.
atomic mass n. The ratio of the average mass of one atom of an element to one-twelfth of the mass of an atom of carbon-12.
- density n. The ratio between the mass of a substance and that of the same volume of a substance used as a standard (usu. Water or air).
- molecular mass n. The ratio of the average mass of one molecule of an element or compound to one-twelfth of the mass of an atom of carbon-12.
- —adj. - considered in relation to something else (relative velocity).
- (foll. By to) proportioned to (something else) (growth is relative to input).
- implying comparison or contextual relation (‘heat’ is a relative word).
- comparative (their relative merits).
- having mutual relations; corresponding in some way; related to each other.
- (foll. By to) having reference or relating to (the facts relative to the issue).
- gram. A (of a word, esp. A pronoun) referring to an expressed or implied antecedent and attaching a subordinate clause to it, e.g. Which, who. B (of a clause) attached to an antecedent by a relative word. —n. - person connected by blood or marriage.
- species related to another by common origin.
- gram. Relative word, esp. A pronoun. relatively adv. [latin: related to *refer]
v. (-ting) 1 consign or dismiss to an inferior position.
- transfer (a sports team) to a lower division of a league etc.
- banish. relegation n. [latin relego send away]
adj. (often foll. By to) bearing on or having reference to the matter in hand. relevance n. [latin relevo: related to *relieve]
adj. Of consistently good character or quality; dependable. reliability n. Reliably adv.
n. (foll. By in, on) trust, confidence. reliant adj.