(chem) hardness of water due to the presence of magnesium and calcium hydrogencarbonates, which can be precipitated as carbonates by boiling
noun, Insurance. 1. an annuity that ceases upon the death of the annuitant or upon the expiration of a period of time, whichever occurs first.
- Temporary parasite
temporary parasite n. An organism accidentally ingested that survives briefly in the intestine.
- Temporary tooth
temporary tooth n. See deciduous tooth.
verb (used without object), temporized, temporizing. 1. to be indecisive or evasive to gain time or delay acting. 2. to comply with the time or occasion; yield temporarily or ostensibly to prevailing opinion or circumstances. 3. to treat or parley so as to gain time (usually followed by with). 4. to come to terms (usually […]