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part of speech: adjective

A sure cure for a certain disease. Syphilitic. Peculiar.

part of speech: adjective

1. Relating to a species. 2. Relating to an individual infectious disease, one caused by a special microorganism; in a special restricted sense, syphilitic. 3. A remedy having a definite curative action in relation to a particular disease or symptom, as quinine in relation to malaria, or mercury to syphilis. 4. in eclectic practice, denoting a class of drug preparations of standard strength designed to meet certain special indications in the treatment of diseases or symptoms.

Usage examples for specific:

  • Consider a specific example: the explosive German problem. "The Invisible Government", Dan Smoot
  • Be more specific general. "Membership Drive", Murray F. Yaco

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