sustained-release

adjective

sus·​tained-re·​lease sə-ˈstānd-ri-ˈlēs How to pronounce sustained-release (audio)
: designed to release a drug in the body slowly over an extended period of time

Word History

First Known Use

1956, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sustained-release was in 1956

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“Sustained-release.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sustained-release. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

sustained-release

adjective

sus·​tained-re·​lease səs-ˌtānd-ri-ˌlēs How to pronounce sustained-release (audio)
: designed to slowly release a drug in the body over an extended period of time especially to sustain therapeutic levels
sustained-release capsules
a sustained-release drug delivery system
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