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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (medicine) the treatment of disease (especially cancer) by exposure to a certain substance; (Pavlovian conditioning) the eliciting of a learned response by a method of stimulating that is similar but not identical to the original stimulus;

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  • One is through irradiation, which is not widely used.
  • True, it cannot be removed or affected by external factors such as irradiation or sound.
  • But, looking at examples in medicine such as irradiation devices to treat cancer, we see that inflation-adjusted costs continue to rise.
  • The term 'irradiation' is, however, too specific a term to describe a process that works in these two opposite directions. for more
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