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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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 ...
Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yasin Malik's wife Mushaal Mullick warned on Sunday that her husband is 'moving towards a slow death' amid rumours of him succumbing to illness in an Indian jail.
Coroners revealed that Eaton's death came from a "criminal act" and suffered a slow death.
The counsel argued that through the regulatory framework the executive was causing private schools a slow death as these schools would eventually die because of the five per cent cap introduced by the government through the regulatory law.
Debbie Gray said: "Watching people die a long, slow death is awful.
Our analysis uses the related concepts of "suffering agency" and "slow death" to unpack the complicated sense of agency embodied in characters in the series.
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.