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Hostile

Hostile

Belonging or appropriate to an enemy; showing the disposition of an enemy; showing ill will and malevolence, or a desire to thwart and injure; occupied by an enemy or enemies; inimical; unfriendly; as, a hostile force; hostile intentions; a hostile country; hostile to a sudden change.

Synonym: Warlike, inimical, unfriendly, antagonistic, opposed, adverse, opposite, contrary, repugnant.

Origin: L. Hostilis, from hostis enemy: cf. F. Hostile. See host an army.


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Re: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

From Maniguet, Xavier; SURVIVAL, HOW TO PREVAIL IN HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS; BARNES & NOBLE BOOKS; NEW YORK, NY; 1994; p031 Man may be considered a tropical animal because when he is naked and unprotected, the temperature of his surroundings must ...

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by Gannet
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:31 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
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Re: 5 best proofs of evolution

... vertebrates and invertebrates is something no one who cares to look at samples of both can reasonably deny, and, so far as I am aware, no one hostile to evolution has ever denied a fact so apparent to anyone who observes the world for a few moments. The final point in the case for evolution ...

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by Raven7899
Sun May 27, 2012 11:46 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
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Growth of bacteria and fungi in a cosmetic product

... bacteria and even vegetative bacteria (in biofilm) from ethanol, antiperspirant aluminum Cl salt renders the product very acidic so it's pretty hostile and would require a fair amount of dilution to neutralize.

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by JorgeLobo
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:10 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Growth of bacteria and fungi in a cosmetic product
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... to equal the thickness of a sheet of paper. But this membrane wall is no simple brick wall. This membrane shields the contents of the cell from a hostile environment, however it is not solid. It allows small molecules such as oxygen to pass in and out but blocks larger and more complex molecules ...

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by scottie
Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:16 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... to equal the thickness of a sheet of paper. But this membrane wall is no simple brick wall. This membrane shields the contents of the cell from a hostile environment, however it is not solid. It allows small molecules such as oxygen to pass in and out but blocks larger and more complex molecules ...

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by scottie
Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 559
Views: 755652
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