workup

noun work·up \ ˈwərk-ˌəp \
Updated on: 17 May 2018

Definition of workup

: an intensive diagnostic study especially for medical purposes

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First Known Use of workup

1939

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work-up

noun \ ˈwərk-ˌəp \

Definition of work-up

: an unintended mark on a printed sheet caused by the rising of spacing material

First Known Use of work-up

1903

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work up

verb

Definition of work up

1 : to stir up : rouse
2 : to produce by mental or physical work
  • worked up a comedy act
  • worked up a sweat in the gym
: to rise gradually in intensity or emotional tone

Examples of work up in a Sentence

  1. spent years working up a period novel that was historically accurate in every detail

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First Known Use of work up

15th century

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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Medical Dictionary

workup

noun work·up \ ˈwər-ˌkəp \

medical Definition of workup

: an intensive diagnostic study
  • a gastrointestinal workup
  • a psychiatric workup

work up

transitive verb \ ˌwər-ˈkəp, ˈwər- \

medical Definition of work up

: to perform a diagnostic workup upon
  • work up a patient

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