initial shrinkage

initial shrinkage

The drying shrinkage that takes place during the setting of a cement, concrete, paste, mortar or the like; caused by the evaporation of moisture.
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In spite of its initial shrinkage, it can be a bear to get out if the alloy has penetrated a rough surface.
We observed drug related anti-tumoractivity in all of the patients, with initial stabilization of the patient's overall disease in five of the first six patients and initial shrinkage of the primary tumor in three of the six patients.
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