slow death

slow death

[′slō ′deth]
(electronics)
The gradual change of transistor characteristics with time; this change is attributed to ions which collect on the surface of the transistor.
References in classic literature ?
The torture of the slow death as the circling warriors cut him to bits with the fiendish skill, that mutilated without bringing unconsciousness, had no terrors for him.
Sancho was astonished, and those who stood by made believe to be so too, and turning to the majordomo he said to him, "What we have got to do first, and it must be done at once, is to put Doctor Recio in the lock-up; for if anyone wants to kill me it is he, and by a slow death and the worst of all, which is hunger.
I was tempted to loose the bullet; and truly, in Tibet there would have been a heavy and a slow death for them .
It's the slow death of patriotism in the country that sometimes makes Senator Manny Pacquiao emotional whenever he sings the national anthem, Lupang Hinirang.
The filmmakers and actors of the selected films will also host a panel discussion after the screenings; these include Lemonade , Clean Job , Slow Death , A Man Tries to Get Back and Pink .
The presentation is a natural fit for a Smile Blade," says Bob Loomis, director of marketing, explaining that Mack's Lure first released the Smile Blade Slow Death Rig, followed by the recent introduction of the Smile Blade Super Slow Death Rig.
The result was a new wave of huge multi-screen cinemas, and the slow death of the old picture houses that dominated the post-war era.
The officer said he hoped Paul Cawkwell would have a slow death.
The slow death of the NHS is less important than his own ministerial survival.
He said - while shutting branches might make sense for the banks themselves - they were having a devastating impact on local communities and businesses, adding to the slow death of High Streets across Wales.
Does anyone accept the slow death of any sick prisoner?