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adduct

[ verb uh-duhkt; noun ad-uhkt ]
/ verb əˈdʌkt; noun ˈæd ʌkt /
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verb (used with object)
Physiology. to move or draw toward the axis of the body or one of its parts (opposed to abduct).
noun
Also called addition compound .Chemistry. a combination of two or more independently stable compounds by means of van der Waals' forces, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds.Compare clathrate (def. 2), inclusion complex.

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Origin of adduct

First recorded in 1830–40; from Latin adductus “drawn to,” past participle of addūcere “to bring into”;see adduce

OTHER WORDS FROM adduct

ad·duc·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for adduct

adduct
/ (əˈdʌkt) /

verb (tr)
(of a muscle) to draw or pull (a leg, arm, etc) towards the median axis of the bodyCompare abduct (def. 2)
noun
chem a compound formed by direct combination of two or more different compounds or elements

Derived forms of adduct

adduction, noun

Word Origin for adduct

C19: from Latin addūcere; see adduce
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