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poke

[pōk]
(computer science)
An instruction that causes a value in a storage location in a microcomputer's main storage to be replaced.
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WARNING- POISONOUS RAW ! Poisonous raw, but powerful healer when used right. Poke contains a compound, known as poke activating factor (PAF), which is structurally similar to interferon. PAF also functions like interferon, but unlike pharmaceutical interferons, PAF is not tissue specific. Therefore PAF works on multiple tissues, including the liver. but note it can be dangerous at higher levels. WARNING- all parts of this plant are poisonous if eaten raw. Boil the young leaves and stems at least twice or three times, throwing away the water from each boiling. The dark shiny berries are also edible if cooked. Do not eat the roots, they are poisonous, or any of the plant if red or purple is anywhere on the plant. Also only eat young leaves, not old ones. Know what you are doing with this plant!

poke

The BASIC command to write a value to an absolute address.

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A nosey local authority poking around in what we do and say in our own homes is a step too far.
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A half-hour drive found me poking around the forested edge of a delightful meadow, creek and slough complex.
They recorded mice poking around petrel burrows and killing six chicks.
Reynolds gives us one beautiful glimpse of the raging internal battle when we see Chris poking around the family garage and finding his old snow globe collection.
You could argue that's a good thing--that it may eventually encourage scientists to realise there are better things to do with their time than spend months poking around in the small intestine of the tsetse fly to tell us that lager gives you acne.
It fell to pieces when he started poking around with a screwdriver.