a collection of environmental factors, such as stress and diet, to which an individual is exposed and which can have an effect on health
[eks pohst] /ɛks ˈpoʊst/ adjective 1. based on analysis of past performance (opposed to ).
[eks pohst fak-toh] /ˈɛks ˌpoʊst ˈfæk toʊ/ adverb 1. from or by subsequent action; subsequently; retrospectively; retroactively. adjective 2. having retroactive force; made or done subsequently: an ex post facto law. /ɛks pəʊst ˈfæktəʊ/ adjective 1. having retrospective effect: an ex post facto law from Medieval Latin ex postfacto, “from what is done afterwards.” ex […]
[ik-spos-chuh-leyt] /ɪkˈspɒs tʃəˌleɪt/ verb (used without object), expostulated, expostulating. 1. to reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done; remonstrate: His father expostulated with him about the evils of gambling. /ɪkˈspɒstjʊˌleɪt/ verb 1. (intransitive) usually foll by with. to argue or reason (with), esp in order to dissuade from […]
[ik-spos-chuh-ley-shuh n] /ɪkˌspɒs tʃəˈleɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of ; remonstrance; earnest and kindly protest: In spite of my expostulations, he insisted on driving me home. 2. an expostulatory remark or address. n. 1580s, from Latin expostulationem (nominative expostulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of expostulare (see expostulate).