(Med.), the process of inflating the middle ear by closing the mouth and nostrils, and blowing so as to puff out the cheeks.

(Val"u*a*ble) a.

1. Having value or worth; possessing qualities which are useful and esteemed; precious; costly; as, a valuable horse; valuable land; a valuable cargo.

2. Worthy; estimable; deserving esteem; as, a valuable friend; a valuable companion.

Valuable consideration(Law), an equivalent or compensation having value given for a thing purchased, as money, marriage, services, etc. Blackstone. Bouvier.

(Val"u*a*ble), n. A precious possession; a thing of value, especially a small thing, as an article of jewelry; — used mostly in the plural.

The food and valuables they offer to the gods.

(Val"u*a*ble*ness), n. The quality of being valuable.

(Val"u*a*bly), adv. So as to be of value.

(Val`u*a"tion) n.

1. The act of valuing, or of estimating value or worth; the act of setting a price; estimation; appraisement; as, a valuation of lands for the purpose of taxation.

2. Value set upon a thing; estimated value or worth; as, the goods sold for more than their valuation.

Since of your lives you set
So slight a valuation.

(Val"u*a`tor) n. One who assesses, or sets a value on, anything; an appraiser. Swift.

(Val"ue) n. [OF. value, fr. valoir, p. p. valu, to be worth, fr. L. valere to be strong, to be worth. See Valiant.]

1. The property or aggregate properties of a thing by which it is rendered useful or desirable, or the degree of such property or sum of properties; worth; excellence; utility; importance.

Ye are all physicians of no value.
Job xiii. 4.

Ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Matt. x. 31.

Cæsar is well acquainted with your virtue,
And therefore sets this value on your life.

Before events shall have decided on the value of the measures.

2. (Trade & Polit. Econ.) Worth estimated by any standard of purchasing power, especially by the market price, or the amount of money agreed upon as an equivalent to the utility and cost of anything.

An article may be possessed of the highest degree of utility, or power to minister to our wants and enjoyments,

Valsalvian experiment

  By PanEris using Melati.

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