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Definition of "slow-acting" []

  • Working or acting slowly, not immediately (adjective)

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Use "slow-acting" in a sentence
  • "Younger members generally have less patience than their more seasoned colleagues and have already been pushing for the slow-acting chamber to pick up the pace."
  • "So I say that literature is a slow-acting poison, because a person will become infected when he or she is unable to defend himself against this infection."
  • "Unlike their counterparts from Egypt, Vietnam and China, whose governments quickly stepped in to bring them home, Bangladeshis complained of slow-acting officials."
  • "Its effect on me was slow-acting—like radiation poisoning of the soul."