with no delay: (used especially in medical contexts in reference to the administration of a drug or as a medical directive): Blood work will be done stat.The patient was given a stat dose of morphine. I need a copy of the spreadsheet, stat!
Other definitions for stat (2 of 6)
of, relating to, or containing statistics: Some sports fans memorize all the stat sheets published about a team.
Other definitions for stat (3 of 6)
Other definitions for -stat (4 of 6)
a combining form used in the names of devices that stabilize or make constant what is specified by the initial element: thermostat; rheostat.
Other definitions for stat. (5 of 6)
(in prescriptions) immediately.
Other definitions for stat. (6 of 6)
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How to use stat in a sentence
ESPN would not say how much it cost to land Silver, but the stat wizard did acknowledge that money was a factor.Nate Silver Keeps Us Guessing About Why He Dumped the Times for ESPN | David Freedlander | July 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Someone needs to get that in needlepoint on a throw pillow stat.Amanda Bynes Asks Drake to Murder Her Vagina and Other WTF Tweets | Kevin Fallon | March 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
According to the American Cancer Society-affiliated study that yielded this stat, aspirin might be great for the gut.Can Taking Aspirin Once a Day Reduce Risk of Cancer, Stroke, and More? | Anneli Rufus | March 22, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And the Republican solution is to get more people hitched, stat.
The 2011 University of Toronto-affiliated study that yielded this stat compared pot-smoking and non-pot-smoking MS patients.Is Pot Good for Lungs? New Marijuana Study Adds to Health-Effects Debate | Anneli Rufus | January 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
He was immediately appalled at his outburst, and by the pilot's startled glance, but the stat went off immediately.
For seven weeks now he had lived with it intricately and intimately, as the case shoved everything else right off the news-stat.
Both men turned abruptly as the stat-screen gave its warning blip.
Mandleco strode for the tele-stat, then turned back and pointed a trembling finger at Beardsley.
The expression of shocked surprise was still on his face as the stat gun blast took him squarely in the chest.Insidekick | Jesse Franklin Bone
British Dictionary definitions for -stat (1 of 2)
indicating a device that causes something to remain stationary or constant: thermostat
British Dictionary definitions for stat. (2 of 2)
(in prescriptions) immediately
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