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function
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
can't function well without sleep
Definition
work or operate — sometimes to work or operate normally or in a particular way
  • You could adjust the needle length by sliding the pen casing back and forth; all that was left was plugging in the AC adapter of the cassette player, and I had a functional tattoo gun again.

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exact meaning not specified
  • If it isn't functioning now, chances are it will only get worse by the time the heart's transplanted.
  • Obviously, the AICD isn't functioning correctly.
  • It takes some time for anoxic changes to the brain to result in a loss of reflexes .... which is how you test for brain-stem function.
  • It preserves the organs, but there won't be any brain function once that spinal cord is severed and hypoxia sets in, no matter how much oxygen you pump into his system.

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