verb (used without object)
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The genetic material can grow quickly, but are typically riddled with errors or defects.
For all his defects, he had the qualities that are most needed to overcome the defects in our current political system.
He said he was drawn to Dexter because of his defects and contradictions.
Izetbegovic did not acknowledge the importance of the offer, but focused solely on its defects.
He draws attention to what he conceives to be their defects and suggests how they might be remedied.British Secret Service During the Great War|Nicholas Everitt
But it is just here, in the development of these two ideas, that the defects of his system make their appearance.A Critical History of Greek Philosophy|W. T. Stace
After giving it a few days to dry, look the inside over carefully for any holes or defects to be stopped.Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler
He was very charitable, and was in the habit of praising all and of speaking of the defects of himself alone.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XXXII, 1640|Diego Aduarte
But he has some defects; in his Essay on the Human Understanding he is often too figurative for the subject.