a slow-burning match or fuse, often consisting of a rope or cord soaked in a solution of saltpeter.
a match or fuse that burns slowly without flame, esp a wick impregnated with potassium nitrate
- Slow medicine
noun a type of medical care offering palliative and comfort-giving treatment Examples Slow medicine encourages less aggressive care at the end of life and is increasingly available in nursing homes. Word Origin 2004
noun, Informal. 1. slow motion. noun, adjective 1. (informal) short for slow motion
adjective 1. of, pertaining to or made in slow motion: a slow-motion replay. 2. moving or proceeding at a strikingly slow rate: slow-motion progress toward a settlement. noun 1. the process or technique of filming or taping a motion-picture or television sequence at an accelerated rate of speed and then projecting or replaying it at […]
adjective 1. proceeding with or characterized by slow, sluggish, or leisurely movement or activity.