DECRIMINALIZE

legalize, legalise, decriminalize, decriminalise, legitimize, legitimise, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimatise

(verb) make legal; “Marijuana should be legalized”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Verb

decriminalize (third-person singular simple present decriminalizes, present participle decriminalizing, simple past and past participle decriminalized)

(transitive) To change the laws so something is no longer a crime.

Synonym: legalize

Antonym: criminalize

Source: Wiktionary



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BIOMEDICINE

(noun) the branch of medical science that applies biological and physiological principles to clinical practice


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Coffee Trivia

Contrary to popular belief, coffee beans are not technically beans. They are referred to as such because of their resemblance to legumes. A coffee bean is a seed of the Coffea plant and the source for coffee. It is the pit inside the red or purple fruit, often referred to as a cherry. Just like ordinary cherries, the coffee fruit is also a so-called stone fruit.

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