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acquire

vt ac·quire \ə-ˈkwī(ə)r\
ac·quiredac·quir·ing

Medical Definition of ACQUIRE

:  to come to have as a new or additional characteristic, trait, or ability (as by sustained effort, by mutation, or through environmental forces) <a cognitive system…that is acquired in early childhood—Noam Chomsky> <bacteria that acquire tolerance to antibiotics> <insects that acquire resistance to insecticides>

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July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
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