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attractant

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/ əˈtræk tənt /
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noun

an attracting agent or substance; lure: the sex attractant of the cockroach;a synthetic attractant used to bait insect traps.

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Origin of attractant

First recorded in 1810–15; attract + -ant
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British Dictionary definitions for attractant

attractant
/ (əˈtræktənt) /

noun

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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