adiaphorous

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

adjective

doing neither good nor harm, as a medicine.

Nearby words

  1. adiadochokinesis,
  2. adiaphoresis,
  3. adiaphoretic,
  4. adiaphoria,
  5. adiaphorism,
  6. adiathermancy,
  7. adichie,
  8. adie,
  9. adie syndrome,
  10. adie's pupil

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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