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maximum altitude at which an airplane can maintain horizontal flight absolute ceiling
air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy air bladder , swim bladder
grant (by a sovereign or a legislative body) of resources to maintain a dependent member of a ruling family apanage , appanage
peace, granting concessions to maintain appeasement
enemy to maintain peace, granting concessions to potential appeasement
rights, to defend or maintain one's assert
furnace that feeds itself so as to maintain a uniform temperature; used by alchemists athanor
(physiology) processes that maintain a generally constant physiological state in a cell or organism autoregulation
failure to maintain a higher state backsliding , lapse , lapsing , relapse , relapsing , reversion , reverting
anything serving to maintain separation by obstructing vision or access barrier
amount of energy required to maintain the body of an individual in a resting state basal metabolism
vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed (as to process it or to maintain it at a constant temperature or to lubricate it) bath
apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat; used for chicks or premature infants brooder , incubator
battery used to maintain the grid potential in a vacuum tube C battery
era of Islam's ascendancy from the death of Mohammed until the 13th century; some Moslems still maintain that the Moslem world must always have a calif as head of the community Caliphate
emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest cardiac massage , heart massage
any of the flagellated cells in sponges having a collar of cytoplasm around the flagellum; they maintain a flow of water through the body choanocyte , collar cell
engineer trained to design and construct and maintain public works (roads or bridges or harbors etc.) civil engineer
central collection place where banks exchange checks or drafts; participants maintain an account against which credits or debits are posted clearing house
body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government colony , settlement
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