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Dictionary » P » Procure



1. To bring into possession; to cause to accrue to, or to come into possession of; to acquire or provide for one's self or for another; to gain; to get; to obtain by any means, as by purchase or loan. If we procure not to ourselves more woe. (milton)

2. To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause. By all means possible they procure to have gold and silver among them in reproach. (Robynson (More's utopia)) Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fall. (Shak)

3. To solicit; to entreat. The famous Briton prince and faery knight, . . . Of the fair Alma greatly were procured To make there longer sojourn and abode. (Spenser)

4. To cause to come; to bring; to attract. What unaccustomed cause procures her hither? (Shak)

5. To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution.

Synonym: See attain.

Origin: F. Procurer, L. Procurare, procuratum, to take care of; pro for _ curare to take care, fr. Cura care. See Cure, and cf. Proctor, Proxy.

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... England science journal. I did not take down the link, and am unable to refer to the study. I did not mention this there, but since I am unable to procure the exact source, not that I did not read it 2 years ago and that it isnt true, I should retract that statement. I am not admitting to falsifying ...

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future human

... technology that far surpasses nature interms of keeping the majority of us alive to pass on our genes. We no longer have to use our bodies to procure food or defend ourselves like we had to previously. Couldnt we assume that any chance mutations even if they are beneficial not make the species ...

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... She first claimed that this stuff was so powerful that you could only get it by a doctor's prescription...when inquired on how we would be able to procure it, she said that she was willing to sell it anyway. And no she does not have a pharmaceutical license. Moral of the story: use common sense ...

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Topic: Herbs, roots and some quackery
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Kyle's Stem Cell Research Paper

... it has no power to restrict the creation of these lines. This lack of federal funding has severely limited the scientific world’s ability to procure new cell lines. In effect, the federal government is working to destroy the medical world’s most promising ability to save lives. Stem cells ...

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