1(Of a current or fluid) incorporate and sweep along in its flow.
- So that would have told you at least one of or both contained entrained hydrocarbons?
- The increased turbulence entrains bedload within the water column and carries it to the mouthbar, where it is deposited.
- Researchers have found that it is possible to use the large capillary pressures that are developed by fluids that are entrained within aerogels to produce an efficient pump that requires no moving parts.
1.1Cause or bring about as a consequence: the triumph of a revolution was measured in terms of the social revision it entrained
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- It entrains more reticent givers and an expanding array of scholarships attracts the attention of students, recruiters, faculty and the envy of competing departments.
2 Biology (Of a rhythm or something that varies rhythmically) cause (another) gradually to fall into synchronism with it.
- They provided a detailed account of how attentional rhythms are entrained by external rhythms.
- He demonstrated that melatonin synchronized and entrained circadian rhythms and developed a multiple-oscillator model of circadian organization that remains viable and important today.
- Furthermore, lung denervated lung transplant patients, unlike intact subjects, showed much difficulty in entraining their spontaneous rhythm to the mechanical ventilator during sleep.
2.1 [no object] (entrain to) Fall into synchronism with (something) in such a way.
- Music is about blending pitches, entraining to rhythms.
- Plant cells are uniquely entrained to extracellular and environmental cues that exhibit periodicity such as light, temperature, and water.
- I mean, a TV definitely lets off radiation with a specific frequency, and I know I've read about brainwaves getting entrained to TV frequencies.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'bring on as a consequence'): from French entraîner, from en- 'in' + traîner 'to drag'.
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- And when finishers sprinkle water on slabs during the finishing process, they cause air entrainments of 12 percent or more to be produced on slab surfaces.
- The geographical scale and rhythms of such postulated multi-species entrainments are likely to depend on the scale and rhythms of the weather pattern.
- The many sophisticated experiments to study its physiology, entrainment, and the molecular mechanisms of feedback loops that exist in bacteria, as well as the clock-controlled genes are explored in detail.
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