tending or seeming to ; physically aggressive:
the assaultive behavior of the inmates; the assaultive manner of some rock bands.
I did not say that he had assaultive or homicidal potential.
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to examine or analyze: to assay a situation; to assay an event. Metallurgy. to analyze (an ore, alloy, etc.) in order to determine the quantity of gold, silver, or other metal in it. Pharmacology. to subject (a drug) to an analysis for the determination of its potency or composition. to judge the quality of; assess; […]
- Assay cup
a small wine cup for tasting wine to be offered to another person.
- Assay groove
(in silverwork) a furrow left in a piece by the digging out of metal for assay.
- Assay office
a local testing station for assaying ore, as gold or silver, especially a government station maintained in connection with the registration of mineral claims, purchases of gold, or the like. Historical Examples There is little left here, though the assay office, built up against a massive square rock still stands. The Lake of the Sky […]