Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. From a seat; hence. "The sound is going away." (Shak) "Have me away, for I am sore wounded." (2 Chron. Xxxv. 23) 2. Absent; gone; at a distance; as, the master is away from home. 3. Aside; off; in other direction. "The axis of rotation is inclined away from the sun." (Lockyer) 4. From a state or condition of being; out of subsistence. "Be around me when I fade away." (Tennyson) 5. By ellipsis of the verb, equivalent to an imperative: Go or come ~; begone; take ~. "And the Lord said . . . Away, get thee down." (Exod. Xix. 24) 6. On; in continuance; without intermission or delay; as, sing away. It is many used in phrases signifying moving or going from; as, go away, run away, etc.; all signifying departure, or separation to a distance. Sometimes without the verb; as, whither away so quick ? "Love hath wings, and will away." . It serves to modify the sense of determined verbs by adding that of removal, loss, parting with, etc.; as, to throw away; to trifle away; to squander away, etc. Sometimes it has merely an intensive force; as, to blaze away. Away with, bear, abide. "The calling of assemblies, I can not away with." ((Isa. I. 13)), i. E, "I can not bear or endure [it]" Away with one, signifies, take him away. "Away with, crucify him." . To create away with. To kill or destroy. To carry off. Origin: AS. Aweg, anweg, onweg; on on + weg way. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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