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X-ray

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Hospital
X-rayX-ray1 /ˈeks reɪ/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 MHa beam of radiation(1) that can go through solid objects and is used for photographing the inside of the body2 MHa photograph of part of someone’s body, taken using X-rays to see if anything is wrong The X-ray showed that her leg was not broken.3 MHa medical examination made using X-raysradiography I had to go to hospital for an X-ray. a chest X-ray
Examples from the Corpus
X-rayKemp was taken to the hospital for X-rays of his arm.However, X-ray analysis has shown that all these forms of carbon consist of small graphite-like crystals.We'll have to take some X-rays to make sure there are no broken bones.All Jason needs now is another set of braces as well as special X-rays to track his progress.They may include blood tests, X-rays or scans.And unlike X-rays and other sorts of scanning there is no surgery or radiation.When X-rays were taken there sure enough was a needle.
Related topics: Hospital
X-rayX-ray2 verb [transitive]  MHto photograph the inside of someone’s body using X-rays The problem was only discovered when her lungs were X-rayed.
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Examples from the Corpus
X-rayAll bags are X-rayed before being put on the planes.Jack went to his doctor, who X-rayed the toe.
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Verb table
X-ray
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyX-ray
he, she, itX-rays
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyX-rayed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave X-rayed
he, she, ithas X-rayed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad X-rayed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill X-ray
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have X-rayed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam X-raying
he, she, itis X-raying
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you, we, theyare X-raying
Past
I, he, she, itwas X-raying
you, we, theywere X-raying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been X-raying
he, she, ithas been X-raying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been X-raying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be X-raying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been X-raying
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