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-ant Tweet Definition of -ant Like Definition of -ant on Facebook
Derived Terms: 
  • very many

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African elephant Tweet Definition of African elephant Like Definition of African elephant on Facebook
noun 
  1. Either of two species of elephant, Loxodonta africana or Loxodonta cyclotis, found in Africa is the smaller of the two types and its tusks are made of cartilage like finger nails.

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abdicant Tweet Definition of abdicant Like Definition of abdicant on Facebook
noun 
  1. One who abdicates. - smart, Smart
Translations: 
    adjective 
    1. abdicating, Abdicating; renouncing; -- followed by of.
    Quotations
    • Monks of their orders. - Whitlock
    Etymology: Latin abdicans, present participle of abdicare.


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    aberrant Tweet Definition of aberrant Like Definition of aberrant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A person or object that is aberrant.
    adjective 
    1. Wandering; straying from the right way.
    2. (biology) Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; exceptional; abnormal.
    Quotations
    • The more any form is, the greater must have been the number of connecting forms which, on my theory, have been exterminated - Darwin
      1. Deviating from morality.
    Translations: 
    • French: aberrant
    • Italian: aberrante
    • Spanish: aberrante
    Etymology: Latin aberrans, -rantis, present participle of aberrare. See Aberr.


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    abeyant Tweet Definition of abeyant Like Definition of abeyant on Facebook
    adjective 
    1. Being in a state of abeyance.

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    abirritant Tweet Definition of abirritant Like Definition of abirritant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (medicine) A medicine that diminishes irritation.

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    abradant Tweet Definition of abradant Like Definition of abradant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. A material used for grinding, as emery, sand, powdered glass, etc.
    Etymology: Derivative of abrade


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    absonant Tweet Definition of absonant Like Definition of absonant on Facebook
    adjective 
    1. Discordant; contrary; -- opposed to consonant.
      Quotations
      • Absonant to nature. - Quarles
    Etymology: Latin ab + sonans, past preterite of sonare to sound.


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    abundant Tweet Definition of abundant Like Definition of abundant on Facebook
    adjective 
    1. Fully sufficient; plentiful; in copious supply; in great quantity; richly supplied -- followed by in, rarely by with.
    Quotations
    • Abundant in goodness and truth. Exodus, 34:6
    Translations: 
    • Dutch: overvloedig, rijkelijk voorhanden
    • French: abondant
    • German: reichlich vorhanden
    • Italian: abbondante
    • Spanish: abundante
    Etymology: Old English (h)abundant, aboundant, French abondant, from Latin abudans, present participle of abundare. See Abound


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    accelerant Tweet Definition of accelerant Like Definition of accelerant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. a substance that accelerates the development of a fire; especially some petroleum product used to spread an act of arson

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    acceptant Tweet Definition of acceptant Like Definition of acceptant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. An accepter
    adjective 
    1. accepting; receiving.
    Etymology: Derivative of accept


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    accomptant Tweet Definition of accomptant Like Definition of accomptant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (obsolete): accountant.

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    accordant Tweet Definition of accordant Like Definition of accordant on Facebook
    adjective 
    1. Agreeing; consonant; harmonious; corresponding; conformable; -- followed by with or to.
      Quotations
      • Strictly with true morality. - Darwin
    2. And now his voice to the string. - Coldsmith
    Etymology: Old French acordant, French accordant


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    accountant Tweet Definition of accountant Like Definition of accountant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. One who renders account; one accountable.
    2. A reckoner, or someone who maintains financial matters for a person(s)
    3. One who is skilled in, keeps, or adjusts, accounts; an officer in a public office, who has charge of the accounts.
    4. One who's profession includes organizing, maintaining and auditing the records of another. The records are usually but not always financial records.
    Translations: 
    • Dutch: boekhouder
    • German: Buchhalter/Buchhalterin /
    adjective 
    1. (obsolete) Accountable - Shakespeare
    Etymology: Compare French accomptant, Old French acontant, present participle


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    accusant Tweet Definition of accusant Like Definition of accusant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (obsolete) An accuser.
    Translations: 
    • French: accusateur, plaignant
    Etymology: Latin accusans, present participle of accusare : compare French accusant


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    acquaintant Tweet Definition of acquaintant Like Definition of acquaintant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. (rare) An acquaintance.
    Etymology: Compare French acointant, present participle


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    adamant Tweet Definition of adamant Like Definition of adamant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. a rock or mineral imagined by some to be of impenetrable hardness; a name given to the diamond and other substances of extreme hardness
    2. an embodiment of impregnable hardness
    3. lodestone; magnet
    adjective 
    1. resistant to reason; determined; inflexible; unshakeable; unyielding
    Etymology: From adamantem, accusative singular form of adamas "hard as steel", from Ancient Greek < (polytonic, á) (adamas) "invincible", from (polytonic, á-) (a-) "not" + (polytonic, ) (damazo) "I tame".


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    adjutant Tweet Definition of adjutant Like Definition of adjutant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. Military: A lower-ranking officer who assists a higher-ranking officer with administrative affairs
    2. An assistant.
    3. A member of the Leptoptilos genus of African storks, also known as marabou.
    Translations: 
    • German: Marabu
      (trans-mid)
      (trans-bottom)
    adjective (no (compar) or (superl))
    1. The noun used as a modifier (e.g. adjutant officer).
    Etymology: From Latin adjutare, frequentative of adjuvare to assist. First English use recorded in 17th century. Or from Latin adiuvans, adiuvÄns, present participle of adiuvare, adiuvÄre, from iuvare, iuvÄre, to help.


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    adjuvant Tweet Definition of adjuvant Like Definition of adjuvant on Facebook
    noun (plural adjuvants)
    1. A thing which aids or assists; an auxiliary.
    2. One who helps or facilitates; an assistant.
    3. (Medicine) An additive (as in a drug) that aids or modifies the action of the principal ingredient.
    4. (Medicine) Something (as in a method) that enhances the effectiveness of a medical treatment.
    5. (Immunology) A substance enhancing the immune response to an antigen.
    adjective 
    1. The noun used as a modifier.
    Etymology: From Latin adjuvÄns, present participle of adjuvÄre, from juvÄre, to help. First English use recorded in 17th century.


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    adorant Tweet Definition of adorant Like Definition of adorant on Facebook
    adjective 
    1. (poetic) adore, Adoring.

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    adulterant Tweet Definition of adulterant Like Definition of adulterant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. That which adulterates; or reduces the purity of.

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    affiant Tweet Definition of affiant Like Definition of affiant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. a person who swears to the veracity of something
      1. the individual whose statement is contained in an affidavit.

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    agglutinant Tweet Definition of agglutinant Like Definition of agglutinant on Facebook
    noun 
    1. Any viscous substance which causes agglutination
    adjective 
    1. Uniting, as glue; causing, or tending to cause, adhesion.

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