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Yalini Wijesundara stared at the air gun sitting in her lab. Adithi Ramakrishnan, Dallas News, 18 May 2023 During our lab trials, our tester reported that their hair dried after just five minutes of using this speedy dryer. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 17 May 2023 Instead, there are sparks and specters: A denture-making lab was once an ice cream parlor; a prison where a man leapt to his death is now a school filled with stylish teens. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2023 Lipault's Plume Cabin Spinner was also a hit in the lab. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 17 May 2023 The majority of the law will go into effect on July 1, 2023, while a provision requiring forensic labs to aim to complete analysis of evidence within 45 days of receipt will go into effect on January 1, 2025, the law text says. Taylor Romine, CNN, 17 May 2023 Producing the research is capital intensive, and the company is planning to use its new funding round to hire scientists and pay for lab equipment. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune Crypto, 16 May 2023 Tellingly, Jordan carried out airstrikes in southern Syria last Monday targeting a notorious drug kingpin and a drug lab, one day after the Arab League voted to readmit Syria. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 16 May 2023 For this story, Maya used testing insights from our testing lab in Birmingham, Alabama. Maya Polton, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

circa 1868, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lab was circa 1868

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“Lab.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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