Meaning of TRANSIENT in English

TRANSIENT

I. adjective

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transient pleasures

Phoenix has a very transient population.

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Elevations of serum transaminase are usually transient and dose-related, but occasionally can indicate severe hepatotoxicity.

Once the transient sleep problem has passed, stop taking the sleeping pills.

The transient nature of speech does not permit editing of the speech signal.

The cause is not transient but structural and deep-seated.

The essentially transient regime left behind little but resentment and destruction.

The grandchild's more numerous social connections are shallower, more transient and imbued with less moral content than the grandfather's.

They list possible side effects as mild to moderate and transient .

With further respiratory tract infections there remains a tendency to impaired hearing, but this is transient .

II. noun

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Empty houses attract drug users and transients.

Farther along the street was a transient who was carrying his belongings in a plastic bag.

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He had been living as a transient in San Diego for several years before his arrest.

In such petty ways some revenge was taken on the wealthy transient .

On Wednesday, Brown apologized for his outbursts and vowed to get tough on park transients.

The king decreed that anyone who attempted to feed or house the eighty-six-year-old transient would be punished for their efforts.

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