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sustained-release

[suh-steynd-ri-lees] /səˈsteɪnd rɪˈlis/
adjective, Chemistry, Pharmacology
1.
(of a drug or fertilizer) capable of gradual release of an active agent over a period of time, allowing for a sustained effect; timed-release; long-acting; prolonged-action; slow-release.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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