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AHD: /ăj'ə-vənt/
IPA: /'æd3əvənt/
X-SAMPA: /{d3@v@nt/

From Latin adjuvāns, present participle of adjuvāre, from juvāre, to help. First English use recorded in 17th century.

Singular
adjuvant

Plural
adjuvants

adjuvant (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.

Accessory, assistant, attendant, satellite, secondary, subordinate, subservient, subsidiary.

adjuvant

  1. The noun used as a modifier.

Ancillary, complementary, contributory, extra, supporting

adjutant

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