timed-release

adjective

timed-re·​lease ˈtīmd-ri-ˈlēs How to pronounce timed-release (audio)
variants or time-release
: consisting of or containing a drug that is released in small amounts over time (as by dissolution of a coating) usually in the gastrointestinal tract
timed-release capsules

Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of timed-release was in 1966

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“Timed-release.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/timed-release. Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

timed-release

adjective
timed-re·​lease
variants or time-release
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