Dictionary

sustained–release

adjective sus·tained–re·lease \sə-ˈstānd-ri-ˈlēs\

Definition of SUSTAINED-RELEASE

:  designed to release a drug in the body slowly over an extended period of time

First Known Use of SUSTAINED-RELEASE

1956

sustained–release

adjective sus·tained–re·lease \səs-ˌtānd-ri-ˌlēs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUSTAINED–RELEASE

:  designed to slowly release a drug in the body over an extended period of time <sustained–release capsules> <a sustained–release drug delivery system>—compare timed-release

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: sustained yieldPrevious Word in the Dictionary: sustainableAll Words Near: sustained-release
March 31, 2015
refluent Hear it
Flowing back
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears