Share this entry

Share this page

time-release

Line breaks: time-release

Definition of time-release in English:

adjective

Denoting something, especially a drug preparation, that releases an active substance gradually.
Example sentences
  • In 1998, the Food and Drug Administration inspected manufacturers who made drugs that relied on time-release beads.
  • Currently, when other techniques are used to make these time-release capsules, it's hard to make them all of the same size.
  • By late 1995, it became clear that oral and catheter-based delivery solutions were not going to achieve the desired effectiveness, but localized, time-release delivery of a product via a stent might.

Definition of time-release in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day cumbersome
Pronunciation: ˈkəmbərsəm
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…