timed-release

[tahymd-ri-lees]
adjective Pharmacology.


Origin:
1975–80

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timed-release or time-release
adj.
Releasing ingredients gradually to produce a sustained effect.

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Example sentences
Crushing or diluting the tablet disarms the timed-release action of the medication and causes a quick, powerful high.
These data will form the basis of a future study to develop a timed-release injection.
Slow-release fertilizers come in a variety of types: organic, timed-release and coated.
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