extraordinary rendition (s) (noun)
, extraordinary renditions (pl)
A U.S. government term for an extra judicial procedure that sends suspects or generally suspected terrorists, to countries other than the United States for imprisonment and interrogation: The victim challenged his extraordinary rendition
in the international courts, alleging extreme physical pain and confinement.
Beginning about 1995, the Central Intelligence Agency inaugurated a form of extradition sometimes referred to as extraordinary rendition, in which captured foreign terrorism suspects have been transported by the U.S. to other countries for interrogation; often involving cruel treatment.
Another blow to America's self-proclaimed standing as a pillar of moral values was the revelation that the C.I.A. has been operating a super-secret network of prisons overseas, presumably for terror suspects. If someone who is innocent gets caught in that particular hell, too bad. The inmates have been deprived of all rights.
A hat made of felt in the style of a soft brim and crown, often favored by movie stars during the 1940’s and 1950’s: "The actor made the Fedora famous by wearing it as his signature style in many movies."
A first or given name, typically for a male: "Helena's friend, Isidore, was the captain of the soccer team at her school."
lethal dose (s)
; LD; (noun)
, lethal doses (pl)
The amount of a toxic or poisonous substance that will cause a person to lose his or her life: The doctor said that Shelby's friend had died from a lethal dose
of heroin which had been acquired from a street dealer.
Charlotte was warned by her doctor that there is such a thing as a lethal dose if she were to take too many sleeping pills.
mechanical antidote (s) (noun)
, mechanical antidotes (pl)
1. A specific compound or mixture which, when administered, which prevents or retards the absorption of a poison: "In the laboratory, the scientist developed a mechanical antidote for the virus that was spreading among the cattle in the area."
2. A remedy to counteract the effects of a poison or toxin: "The ambulance driver administered the mechanical antidote to the snake bite victim to retard the effects of the toxin during the trip to the hospital."
"The mechanical antidote is administered by mouth, intravenously, or sometimes on the skin, and it may work by directly neutralizing the poison."
misrenders; misrendered; misrendering
To translate or to recite incorrectly or improperly: "Ms. Smith accidentally misrendered the meaning of a key word in her translations for the medical dictionary and so she had to render a supplemental correction."
pardon (s) (noun)
, pardons (pl)
1. The exoneration of an individual of crimes through a formal, documented legal process: "The governor issued a pardon to the man who had been previously convicted of a store robbery."
2. Etymology: from Vulgar Latin perdonare, "to give wholeheartedly, to remit"; from Latin per-, "thoroughly" + donare, "to give, to present".
, pardons; pardoned; pardoning
To grant forgiveness or an amnesty for an act or an alleged act: "When Roy arrived at the business meeting, he asked the chairman to pardon his absence from the meeting this morning, because he had to go to the dentist for an emergency replacement of a crown that had fallen off his tooth."
, more pardonable, most pardonable
Forgivable or excusable of something not significantly important: Mrs. Smith said, "Please forgive Tammie's pardonable error in pronouncing your name because she was uncertain of the spelling."
, more pardonably, most pardonably
Characterizing how something is excusable or forgivable: The guests to the ball were pardonably and fashionably late in arriving.
pardoner (s) (noun)
, pardoners (pl)
An individual, clerical or secular, who offers or grants forgiveness for an act or misbehavior: "In some religious faiths, a pardoner is authorized to grant absolution and suggest penance for ones sins."
postdate (pohst" DAYT) (verb)
, postdates; postdated; postdating
To indicate a later time than the actual or current time of an event or of a transaction: "Ralph asked at the bank if he could postdate his checks to cover his mortgage payments."
, predates; predated; predating
1. To put the indication of time on something, such as a check or contract, which is earlier than the actual or anticipated time or instance of a business matter: In her narration, the witness tried to predate her evidence to the consternation of the jury.
2. To come before someone or something else in time: Mr. Jones predated Bruce's father by several years.
3. To establish something as being earlier relative to something else: Adriana's research concluded that the development of the bicycle as a mode of transportation predated the development of the automobile by many years.
, renders; rendered; rendering (verb forms)
1. Cause to become or to make: The shot from mall shooter rendered a man helpless.
2. To submit or present, as for consideration, approval, or payment: The food service staff was asked by the customer to render a bill for payment."
3. To give or make available; to provide: Marie tried to render assistance to her sick friend."
4. To represent in verbal form; to depict: Henry was able to render a written explanation for being late to the business meeting.
5. In computer science, to convert graphics from a file into a visual form; as on a video display: Martin's friend bought a new computer program that would render his graphics into a DVD format.
6. To express in another language or form; to translate: Marissa had to pay a professional translator to render the text of her new book from its original English to Italian for distribution in Italy.
1. Able to present for consideration or approval: At the staff meeting a few opinions and ideas were renderable regarding the class trips the following year.
2. Possible to express in a different linguistic communication: The text was renderable or translatable in any foreign language.
Another term used for medical dosage can be seen at this posology page.