1. the absence of pregnancy.
2. sterility in women.
1. not having the structure or organisation characteristic of living bodies; not organic.
2. not characterised by vital processes.
3. Chemistry: noting or pertaining to compounds that are not hydrocarbons or their derivatives.
4. not fundamental or related; extraneous.
a fictional extraterrestrial race of mutants from the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Within the series narrative, Daleks are cyborgs made from their original forms, extraterrestrial Kaleds from the planet Skaro, genetically modified and integrated within a tank-like robotic mechanical shell. They were created by the scientist Davros during the final years of a thousand-year war against the Thals. The Daleks are a powerful race bent on universal conquest and domination, utterly without pity, compassion or remorse. Various storylines portray them as having had every emotion removed except hate, leaving them with a desire to purge the Universe of all non-Dalek life. Despite featuring as regular villains, in an off-screen war taking place before the revived series, the Daleks were destroyed. As such, all Daleks featured since the show’s revival in 2005 escaped the war in some way. Collectively they are the greatest enemies of the series’ protagonist, the Time Lord known as the Doctor. They are popularly known for their catchphrase “Exterminate!” and are a well-recognised reference in British popular culture, and are listed in several major dictionaries.
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the act, process, state or period of incubating; to maintain at a favourable temperature and in other conditions promoting development.
1. not permitting penetration or passage; impenetrable.
2. incapable of being injured or impaired.
3. incapable of being influenced, persuaded, or affected.
also known as dermatophobia or dermatopathophobia; an excessive fear of skin diseases, skin lesions and another skin related anomalies.