the practice of taking measures to reduce the consequences of accidents, as opposed to attempting to avoid them altogether Compare active safety
noun 1. the inhaling of cigarette, cigar, and pipe smoke of others, especially by a nonsmoker in an enclosed area. noun 1. the inhalation of smoke from other people’s cigarettes by a nonsmoker noun involuntary inhaling of smoke created by others
noun 1. Immunology. injection of lymphocytes or antibody from an immune or sensitized donor to a nonimmune host in order to impart immunity or test for allergic reactions. passive transfer n. The transfer of skin-sensitizing antibodies from the blood of an allergic individual to that of a nonallergic individual in order to test for an […]
- Passive tremor
passive tremor n. A tremor occurring at rest, and diminishing or ceasing during voluntary movement.
- Passive vocabulary
noun 1. all the words, collectively, that a person can understand Compare active vocabulary noun the lexemes known by a person, but not used Examples Our passive vocabulary is usually a third larger than our active vocabulary; we understand far more words than we routinely use.