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assay

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assayas‧say /əˈseɪ/ verb [transitive]  TIto test a substance, especially a metal, to see how pure it is or what it is made ofassay /əˈseɪ, ˈæseɪ $ ˈæseɪ, æˈseɪ/ noun [countable]
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assayOpera, assayed Alidoro with typical unsparing elegance.Carolyn Felix assayed and interpreted p53 status.But each is labeled and cataloged, chipped, cut, powdered, assayed, and probed.We have our own Ministry registered salmonella testing laboratory with around 8000 raw materials and animal rations assayed annually.Distribution of gluRs on the surface of muscle 6 was assayed as previously.But I find that at some point along the way my ability to assay ceases.Also shown are the regions of the c-Jun protein which were expressed in E.coli and assayed in this report.
From Longman Business Dictionaryassayas‧say1 /əˈseɪ, ˈæseɪ/ noun [countable, uncountable] a test to show how pure a metal, drug etc isThe experiments were done under standard assay conditions.assayas‧say2 /əˈseɪ/ verb [transitive] to test something such as a metal or drug to find out how pure it isAll samples were assayed in duplicate.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
assay
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyassay
he, she, itassays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyassayed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave assayed
he, she, ithas assayed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad assayed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill assay
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have assayed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam assaying
he, she, itis assaying
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you, we, theyare assaying
Past
I, he, she, itwas assaying
you, we, theywere assaying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been assaying
he, she, ithas been assaying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been assaying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be assaying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been assaying
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