Ad lib


Ad lib
Abbreviation for the Latin "ad libitum" meaning "at pleasure" and "at one's pleasure, as much as one desires, to the full extent of one's wishes." Sometimes seen on a prescription or doctor's order. For example, during an overnight fast when the patient is not to eat any food but can have water, the doctor's order might read: "Water ad lib" (water as desired).
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Abbreviation for L. ad libitum, freely, as desired.
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as desired [Lat. ad libitum]

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ad lib (')ad-'lib adv without restraint or imposed limit: as much or as often as is wanted <the animals were given water ad lib (Science)> often used in writing prescriptions

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