[ ee-duhkt ]
/ ˈi dʌkt /
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something educed; eduction.
Chemistry. a substance extracted from a mixture, as distinguished from a product.



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Origin of educt

1790–1800; <Latin ēductum something educed, noun use of neuter of ēductus educed (past participle of ēdūcere to educe), equivalent to ē-e-1 + -duc- lead + -tus past participle suffix
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  • To sum up, it seems to the writer that the poison of loco is a product, and not an educt.

  • It regards every organised being as generated by one of like kind, either as an educt or a product.

  • Still, such ethnology as this supplies is an educt from the works in question, rather than their subject.

    Man and His Migrations|R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham

British Dictionary definitions for educt

/ (ˈiːdʌkt) /


a substance separated from another substance without chemical changeCompare product (def. 4)
C18: from Latin ēductus; see educe
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