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wake-promoting agent

a stimulant pill that contains caffeine as the active ingredient and can be obtained without a doctor’s prescription. It usually contains approximately 100 mg of caffeine, equivalent to the amount in one cup of regular coffee or two cups of strong tea. Formerly known colloquially as a keep-awake pill.

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June 18th 2024



n. a method of settling controversies in which the parties involved present their arguments and supporting information to an impartial agent, such as a judge or, in a labor dispute, an arbitrator or arbitration board. By mutual agreement, the arbiter’s decision is final. This process is distinguished from mediation, in which the outside agent (the mediator or conciliator) seeks to help the parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. —arbitrate vb.