adiaphorous

[ ad-ee-af-er-uhs ]
/ ˌæd iˈæf ər əs /

adjective

doing neither good nor harm, as a medicine.

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Origin of adiaphorous

1625–35, for earlier sense; <Greek adiáphoros, equivalent to a-a-6 + diáphoros different (dia-dia- + -phoros-phorous)
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British Dictionary definitions for adiaphorous

adiaphorous
/ (ˌædɪˈæfərəs) /

adjective

med having no effect for good or ill, as a drug or placebo

Word Origin for adiaphorous

C17: from Greek adiaphoros indifferent, from a- 1 + diaphoros different
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