duration tetany du·ra·tion tetany (du-rā’shən, dyu-)
A tonic spasm occurring in degenerated muscles upon application of a strong electric current.
[doo r-uh-tiv, dyoo r-] /ˈdʊər ə tɪv, ˈdyʊər-/ adjective, Grammar. 1. noting or pertaining to a verb aspect expressing incomplete or continued action. Beat and walk are durative in contrast to strike and step. /ˈdjʊərətɪv/ adjective 1. denoting an aspect of verbs that includes the imperfective and the progressive noun 2.
[duh-raht-soh; Italian doo-raht-tsaw] /dəˈrɑt soʊ; Italian duˈrɑt tsɔ/ noun 1. Italian name of . /duˈrattso/ noun 1. the Italian name for Durrës
[dur-buh n] /ˈdɜr bən/ noun 1. a seaport in SE Natal, in the E Republic of South Africa. /ˈdɜːbən/ noun 1. a port in E South Africa, in E KwaZulu/Natal province on the Indian Ocean: University of Natal (1909); resort and industrial centre, with oil refineries, shipbuilding yards, etc. Pop: 536 644 (2001)
- Durban poison
noun 1. (South African, slang) a particularly potent variety of cannabis grown in Natal