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acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc. adult respiratory distress syndrome , ARDS , wet lung , white lung
bacterium that cannot live without oxygen aerobe
person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge about the existence of God (but does not deny that God might exist) agnostic
expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context ambiguity
one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made androgyne , epicine , epicine person , gynandromorph , hermaphrodite , intersex
religious belief that God cannot be known but is completely `other' and must be described in negative terms (in terms of what God is not) apophatism
extraneous noise contaminating sound measurements that cannot be separated from the desired signal background noise , ground noise
(computer science) a block (usually one sector) that cannot reliably hold data bad block
curve or bend in the road that you cannot see around as you are driving blind bend , blind curve
street corner that you cannot see around as you are driving blind corner
using only instruments for flying an aircraft because you cannot see through clouds or mists etc. blind flying , blind landing
seal that must be broken when first used and cannot easily be resealed break seal
speculative scheme that depends on unstable factors that the planner cannot control bubble , house of cards
someone who drops things (especially one who cannot catch a ball) butterfingers
contraction of cannot can't
alloy of iron containing so much carbon that it is brittle and so cannot be wrought but must be shaped by casting cast iron
compact disk that is used with a computer (rather than with an audio system); a large amount of digital information can be stored and accessed but it cannot be altered by the user CD-ROM , compact disc read-only memory
any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter chemical element , element
diet of fluids with minimal residues (fat-free broth or strained fruit juices or gelatin); cannot be used for more than one day postoperative clear liquid diet
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained closed book , enigma , mystery , secret
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