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trial

adjective

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made or done as an experiment
  • a trial medical procedure that should be considered only after all other options have been exhausted

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trial

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1 a test of faith, patience, or strength
  • living with her insufferable relatives was a real trial

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2 a private performance or session in preparation for a public appearance
  • ran another trial of the aerial performance before opening night

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3 a procedure or operation carried out to resolve an uncertainty
  • trials by medical researchers haven't determined whether the medication is safe or not

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4 an effort to do or accomplish something
  • will rest and make another trial at climbing the mountain

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5 something that is a source of irritation
  • trying to have a coherent phone conversation with his senile father was always a trial

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“Trial.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/trial. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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