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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment adj. - Enhancing the action of a medical treatment; Furnishing added support.

Usage examples (39)
  • Some of the specific cancer vaccines use adjuvants to increase the strength of the immune response.
  • The adjuvant action of certain bacteria
  • An adjuvant is a vaccine component that boosts the immune response to the vaccine.
  • If you use an adjuvant, make sure it matches the pesticide label adjuvant recommendation. for more
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  • In the military, an "adjutant" is an assistant to the commanding officer. An "adjuvant" is a substance added to a drug to increase it's effectiveness.
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