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NOUN (1)

1. an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment;


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. furnishing added support;
- Example: "an ancillary pump"
- Example: "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"
- Example: "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other"
[syn: accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary]

2. enhancing the action of a medical treatment;
- Example: "the adjuvant action of certain bacteria"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adjuvant \Ad"ju*vant\, a. [L. adjuvans, p. pr. of adjuvare to aid: cf. F. adjuvant. See Aid.] Helping; helpful; assisting. [R.] "Adjuvant causes." --Howell. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Adjuvant \Ad"ju*vant\ ([a^]d"j[-u]*vant), n. [L. adjuvamentum, fr. adjuvare to help; ad + juvare to help.] 1. An assistant. [R.] --Yelverton. AS [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) An ingredient in a prescription drug, which aids or modifies the action of the principal ingredient. AS [1913 Webster] 3. (Med., Immunology) A substance that non-specifically enhances immune response to an antigen, such as by enhancing the production of antibodies. --AS [AS]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

adjuvant adj 1: furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other" [syn: accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary] 2: enhancing the action of a medical treatment; "the adjuvant action of certain bacteria" n 1: an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "adjuvant": accession, accessory, accompaniment, addenda, addendum, additament, addition, additive, additory, additum, adjunct, alterative, analeptic, ancillary, annex, annexation, appanage, appendage, appendant, appurtenance, appurtenant, assistant, assisting, attachment, augment, augmentation, auxiliary, carminative, coda, collateral, complement, concomitant, continuation, contributory, corollary, corrective, counterirritant, curative, emmenagogue, expectorant, extension, extrapolation, fixture, fostering, healing, helping, hormone, iatric, increase, increment, instrumental, maturative, medicative, medicinal, ministerial, ministering, ministrant, nurtural, nutricial, offshoot, pendant, reinforcement, remedial, restorative, sanative, sanatory, serving, side effect, side issue, subservient, subsidiary, supplement, synergistic, tailpiece, therapeutic, theriac, undergirding, vasodilator, vitamin