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This impasse between dirt and synthetic surfaces is likely to run and run. Times, Sunday Times (2009)How many defeats today are going to be blamed on the synthetic surface? The Sun (2008)California has committed to replacing all its dirt tracks with synthetic surfaces. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But our investigators were able to buy a large batch of the unlicensed synthetic chemical within minutes. The Sun (2015)You had to be careful doing it out there on the synthetic pitches. The Sun (2011)This is the first synthetic cell. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The synthetic surfaces are inert, unruffled by the natural. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)They spot cocaine and amphetamines but not the synthetic chemicals - and can miss heroin. The Sun (2015)Bud Factory is a herbal incense made from synthetic chemicals. The Sun (2015)It would have happened if he was in power - that is synthetic anger. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They include an indoor athletics centre, spa facilities and synthetic pitches. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Grass was replaced by green synthetic pitches in the 1970s. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Could his next game be on synthetic pitch in Dover? The Sun (2015)By definition, a synthetic vitamin must contain all the properties of the vitamin found in nature. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)With their chemical and synthetic medicines the newer disciplines were seen as more scientific, credible and trustworthy. SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004)But what about grass burns to players, one of the main problems of the old synthetic pitches? Times, Sunday Times (2013)The synthetic pitch has raised criticism that Russia will gain an advantage in a key match because their players are more used to the surface. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The synthetic surface at Santa Anita seems to favour such horses. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If you make it about the suitability of synthetic pitches, frankly, it is a pretty flimsy case. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The American has admitted that he was injected with synthetic testosterone pellets before that bout, but he says that it was for a medical complaint. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: synthetic ADJECTIVE
Synthetic products are made from chemicals or artificial substances rather than from natural ones.
Boots made from synthetic materials can usually be washed in a machine.
Definition of synthetic from the Collins English Dictionary
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