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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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