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up-regulate, up-regulated (verb) : A gene is induced, either through an abnormality from disease or as part of a study, to produce a higher than normal amount of protein.

"Evaluation of the chemicals based on gene function indicated that the genes related to proliferation, transcription and transport were mostly up-regulated..." —Terasaka S, Inoue A, Tanji M, Kiyama R., Toxicology Letters., Nov 5, 2005

Submitted by: Jenny from Minnesota on Dec. 14, 2005 16:25

up-south (noun) : The geographical feature of a region of land in the southern tier that is higher in elevation than the land in the northern tier, thus resulting in the drainage of creeks and river waters in a northward flow.

New York State's Genesee River was unique in that its waters were birthed up-south in the higher elevations of the Pennsylvania boarder, and flowed northward toward the city of Rochester and Lake Ontario. —Lynda Breckenridge Gaetano, Up-South,Spring & Summer, 2004 & 2007

Submitted by: Lynda Breckenridge Gaetano from Texas on Nov. 29, 2007 10:52

upbringer (noun) : a person who raises a child

Submitted by: Marcia R. Pinheiro from Australia on Apr. 25, 2014 20:48


(adjective) : upset and excited

Submitted by: Elliot Teitelbaum from New York on Dec. 21, 2009 19:29

(adjective) : upset and excited at the same time.

I was so upcited that I was chosen worst dressed at school. —myself

Submitted by: Harry M Piper from Florida on Jan. 21, 2006 08:54

upcline (noun) : an incline

Submitted by: emily dwyer from Pennsylvania on Jul. 18, 2009 15:33


(verb) : to adapt for reuse

You can upcycled jeans into a skirt, jacket, or bag.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Dec. 14, 2014 06:12

(verb) : to use in a new way

Submitted by: on Jun. 13, 2013 19:21

(verb) : to convert to a new use especially instead of discarding

I upcycled a wooden pallet into a beautiful coffee table.

Submitted by: Vicki Carter from Florida on May. 28, 2013 06:14

(verb) : to adapt (something) to a new use especially instead of discarding it

Submitted by: Beth from Pennsylvania on Sep. 22, 2012 16:32

(verb) : to adapt to a new use : recycle

Submitted by: antwarePottery from California on Oct. 18, 2011 19:39

updatable (adjective) : Expresses that something can be updated.

The database is updatable.

Submitted by: Anonymous on Feb. 21, 2006 16:23


(noun) : an act of updating

Submitted by: Diana Minick from Michigan on May. 15, 2013 09:51

(noun) : the act of updating

That paper in your portfolio requires an updation. —Adeeb Claudio,

Submitted by: The Sandman aka Flash from West Virginia on Oct. 25, 2007 08:53

(noun) : :Improvement :update

Submitted by: Anonymous on Feb. 13, 2006 08:23

UPer (noun) : [pronounced YOU-per] a resident of Michigan's Upper Peninsula

The hospitality of UPers is much warmer than their weather.

Submitted by: Janet Hayes from Canada on Apr. 08, 2010 09:10

upfit : Adding a new or customized feature to an existing product or system.

The all-new Dodge Ram 3500 Heavy Duty Chassis Cab features industry-standard dimension throughout for easy upfitting. From: —?, Given above., Web?

Submitted by: Anonymous on Apr. 10, 2006 12:41