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mainline

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmainlinemain‧line1 /ˈmeɪnlaɪn/ adjective [only before noun] 🔊 🔊 accepted by or involving most people in a society syn mainstream 🔊 mainline politics
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mainlineFollowing the first three axioms helps to mobilize these and bring them to the aid of the mainline medical program.The extreme mechanistic approach that mainline medicine developed worked well for the great communicable killer diseases.Unfortunately mainline medicine has been very slow in applying the lesson in other areas.In the physical realm, the nutrition and the mainline medicine were part of it, but more was needed.a mainline news networkmainline Protestant churches
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mainlinemainline2 verb [intransitive, transitive] informal 🔊 🔊 MDDto inject an illegal drug directly into your blood 🔊 He was mainlining heroin.
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mainlineI miss her intellect, her passion, her courage and her penchant for mainlining our nerves.
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Verb table
mainline
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymainline
he, she, itmainlines
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymainlined
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave mainlined
he, she, ithas mainlined
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad mainlined
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mainline
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have mainlined
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam mainlining
he, she, itis mainlining
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you, we, theyare mainlining
Past
I, he, she, itwas mainlining
you, we, theywere mainlining
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mainlining
he, she, ithas been mainlining
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mainlining
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mainlining
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mainlining
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