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attractant

[uh-trak-tuh nt]
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noun
  1. an attracting agent or substance; lure: the sex attractant of the cockroach; a synthetic attractant used to bait insect traps.

Origin of attractant

First recorded in 1915–20; attract + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for attractant

attractant

noun
  1. a substance that attracts, esp a chemical (sex attractant) produced by an insect and attracting insects of the same speciesSee also pheromone
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