critical state


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critical state

critical state

n
(General Physics) the state of a substance in which two of its phases have the same temperature, pressure, and volume. Also called: critical point
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Your mother stands in no need of any warning; she is herself aware of the critical state of her health," he said.
In Lord Holchester's critical state of health," she answered, "I decline to take the responsibility of telling him what you have just told me.
Bute thought it was her duty to inform the physician, and the apothecary, and the dame-de-compagnie, and the domestics, that Miss Crawley was in a most critical state, and that they were to act accordingly.
He seems to have been involved in a fire and is in a critical state.
He said the country has reached at a critical state adding 'We have to put the nation on positive and optimistic way'.
Summary: Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sep 24 (ANI): A girl was stabbed repeatedly on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district and according to the hospital where she has been admitted, she is in a critical state.
The police says that 5 people are in critical state.
Bodies and the wounded have been shifted to hospital where three of the wounded are in critical state.
Naveena is in a very critical state with 80 per cent burn.
A local source in Diyala told the correspondent of the National Iraqi News Agency / nina / that the explosive device was placed near an agricultural orchard in the village of Albu Musa, northeast of Baquba, exploded at a foot patrol of the clan crowd which resulted in the martyrdom of one of its members and wounding three others, one of them in a very critical state .
Her sister Stacey told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme: "She's in a very critical state, she's in a coma.

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