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

Examples of timed-release in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Products applied dry, like the round pellets (also called prills), tend to be time-release by design and leach their nutrients gradually to provide fertilization for weeks or months. Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 7 Mar. 2024 They are also found in medications and vitamins and other supplements—particularly in the inactive ingredients, such as time-release coatings and dyes. Jeffrey Kluger, TIME, 25 Apr. 2024 But the performances are all strong: Aduba delivers cathartic anger and despair as Edie, and Kitsch is dependably empathetic as the everyman who falls victim to what is essentially heroin in a time-release coating. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 10 Aug. 2023 So the movie has its own little time-release formula to it. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 Sep. 2023 Pros: Supports energy metabolism and nervous system health, time-release formula Cons: Contains synthetic forms of certain vitamins Natrol Vitamin B12 Fast Dissolve Tablets (Natrol | Raw Science, sponsored) Natrol Vitamin B12 Fast Dissolve Tablets. The Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Aug. 2023 To minimize these issues, consider opting for time-release or slow-release formulations. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 6 Aug. 2023 The time-release formula provides long-lasting freshness and fights against tough dirt and stains. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 Apr. 2023 This one contains a stabilized, time-release combo of vitamin C and niacinamide to soften wrinkles, fight hyperpigmentation, and leave your skin looking lovely and luminous. Leah Romero, ELLE, 10 Mar. 2023

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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 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


variants or time-release
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