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buildup

[′bil‚dəp]
(ecology)
A significant increase in a natural population, usually as a result of progressive changes in ecological relations.
(metallurgy)
Deposition of excess metal, either by electroplating or spraying, on worn or undersized machine components to restore required dimensions.
(science and technology)
A gradual accumulation of material.
An increased value of pressure that results from a series of small increases.
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5% of the men with HIV, the build-ups were severe enough to require further evaluation, and 3 of these 5 men needed heart surgery.
It was a beautiful day for blue-water operations near the equator: a scattered layer at 2,000 feet and isolated build-ups in the vicinity.
Fran Winter, Yorkshire Water's network disruption manager, said: "Whether it's down to the reported baby-boom in Yorkshire, or just bad practice amongst a small minority of people, there's no doubt we're removing a large number of blockages in our sewers caused by build-ups of nappies, wipes and baby clothes.
By the way, if these build-ups go on, Road no 1210 will be used only for parking vehicles.
Bonfires: CCTV, fire and streetscene services work together to remove build-ups of rubbish and fuel.
There were a series of build-ups in it because we have to protect our own club's assets too,' he said.
No doubt they may reach it, but when you constantly see promos and build-ups, it breaks your heart.
In his just-published report, "The Rising Tide of War: Five Defense Stocks Set to Soar," Burke reviews the most critical threats to global security - the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah, the showdown with Iran, North Korea's nuclear ambitions, and the Iraqi civil war, while pointing out the defense build-ups likely from each:
Seasonal swings will be predictable, and major cash build-ups or payouts will fall into regular patterns.
The relationships with the brokers have resulted in long-term contracts, helping minimize potential disruptions caused by volatile pricing and inventory build-ups caused by disappearing demand.
Additionally, the ducts bathe the surrounding floor, door, and mechanisms with air movement to prevent maintenance intensive ice build-ups.
Logically this means the funniest jokes of all will be those with lengthy build-ups and hilarious punchlines and that is what the formula shows.