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induce -- as in: induce symptoms
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as in: induce symptoms Define
to cause something to arise or happen
  • She was suffering from alcohol-induced stupidity.
  • The doctor intentionally induced a coma.
  • "I am suffering from a temporary blindness induced by trauma," said William Spiver.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Suppose it were as you suppose, supposing Dr. Jekyll to have been—well, murdered, what could induce the murderer to stay?
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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  • Olfactory hallucination, induced by sensual telepathy.
    Ray Bradbury  --  The Martian Chronicles
  • ...while my own speed-induced body odor reeked ever stronger,
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • My excessive fatigue induced me to remain prostrate; and sleep soon overtook me as I lay.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • Fear, he realizes, helps to keep him awake, so he decides to induce it.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • While I may have had some version of hormone-induced success with women, I had very little experience when it came to girls I cared about. Despite the fact that only a day had passed since we’d met, I already knew I was in new territory.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • If I stay. If I live. It’s up to me.
    All this business about medically induced comas is just doctor talk. It’s not up to the doctors. It’s not up to the absentee angels. It’s not even up to God who, if He exists, is nowhere around right now. It’s up to me.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay

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  • Gladers fought, panic-induced adrenaline driving them on.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • He asked about the humility that death induced.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • It simply induces a seizure.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • It was a sensation in the fatal birthmark, not painful, but which induced a restlessness throughout her system.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • And he had other delicious little self-induced pains. He thought how the rats had gnawed ragged holes in the red saddle, and how the mice had nibbled Gabilan’s tail until it was stringy and thin. He usually ran the last little way to the barn.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Red Pony
  • Magic and beasts only exist in fairy tales—or maybe drug-induced hallucinations.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • "Now that’s inducing humility," Koppel said, laughing.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Guys and girls continued to tramp up and down the stairs, flirting with booze-induced courage.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Temporary blindness induced by trauma.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Why hadn’t "TERRIBLE THINGS CAN HAPPEN TO YOU!" done an issue on temporary blindness induced by trauma?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • His mention of sleep induces an involuntary yawn from me.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • Inducement of medication (Refer: Medical Unit Group) plus preknowledge interrogation failed to bring forth suspected knowledge of Subject A. Psychiatric reports (Refer: Psychiatric Profiles Plus Analyses) corroborate results of OZK series tapes.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • As if the taunting gave Thomas a sudden burst of courage, he walked over to the lit door, ignoring the creaking floorboards and laughter downstairs—ignoring the onslaught of words he didn’t understand, suppressing the dreadful feelings they induced.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • Crank Powerful Words Strong enough to latch on to me, bear the weight and lift me, induce buoyancy, float me in a brilliant, blue sky above the reach of personal demons.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • The driver drove at reckless speeds, through towns and cities, the heavy rain obscuring most of the view Lights and buildings were warped and watery, like something out of a drug-induced hallucination.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
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as in: induce symptoms Define
to cause something to arise or happen
as in: induce him to Define
to persuade somebody to do something
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