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simulant

[sim-yuh-luh nt]
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adjective
  1. simulating; feigning; imitating.
noun
  1. a person or thing that simulates.

Origin of simulant

1820–30; < Latin simulant- (stem of simulāns) imitating (present participle of simulāre). See simulate, -ant
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Examples from the Web for simulant

Historical Examples

  • If one must have either, better the simulant than the stimulant.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 97, November, 1865

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British Dictionary definitions for simulant

simulant

adjective
  1. simulating
  2. (esp of plant parts) resembling another part in structure or function
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