The seeds are said to be good for pigeons, or mixed in a ground state with potatoes or barley for fattening pigs.
On this ground state and Federal authority must, they thought, come in conflict.
ground state n.
The state of least possible energy in a physical system, as of atoms or molecules.
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The state of a physical system having the lowest possible potential energy. For example, an electron in the lowest energy orbital in a hydrogen atom is in a ground state. The ground state of a physical system tends to be stable unless energy is applied to it from the outside; states that are not the ground state have a tendency to revert to the ground state, giving off energy in the process. Compare excited state.