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drawback

noun damage, decremental, defect, discount, fault, flaw, harm, hurt, impediment, inconvenience, injury, liability, objection, obstacle, protest, protestation, qualification, set-off
See also: bar, burden, check, defect, disadvantage, encumbrance, fault, handicap, hindrance, impediment, liability, obstacle, onus, scruple

DRAWBACK, com. law. An allowance made by the government to merchants on the reexportation of certain imported goods liable to duties, which, in some cases, consists of the whole; in others, of a part of the duties which had been paid upon the importation. For the various acts of congress which regulate drawbacks, see Story, L. U. S. Index, h.t.

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The order of the questions asking about the benefits and drawbacks of each risky driving behavior was counterbalanced across participants, as was the order of the risky driving behaviors.
The drawback with this system, Park said, is that the first shut-off valve does not completely separate or "decouple" the functions of plasticating and injection.
Further tweaking will address a couple of potential drawbacks to the approach.
To start with, all previous drawbacks from conventional non peer-to-peer sharing would be still there, unsolved.
The DST structure has some potential advantages, but also some drawbacks, compared to a TIC offering.
Public debate over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has largely focused around their benefits and drawbacks to human beings (see "Food Fight," cover story, July/August 2003), but a recent study conducted at Purdue University is likely to lead the discussion in a different direction: environmental safety.
What are the benefits and drawbacks to students of completing homework assessments online, as compared to using the pen-and-paper method?
There are, however, drawbacks to this collaborative approach: for example, there has been no attempt to make the articles consistent with one another.
The biggest drawbacks are two omissions: the boor really could use some photographs (there's just one, plus a cover shot of the major painting under discussion, and neither is very clear); and for student researchers an index would really help.
Scientists now report that this compound, which busts up blood clots as well as the leading medication for treating strokes does, avoids one of the drug's major drawbacks.
Authors and physicians Tori Hudson and Christiane Northrup have been warning of the dangers and drawbacks of HRT for years.