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ENT

  1. Medicine/Medical. ear, nose, and throat.
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-ent

  1. a suffix, equivalent to -ant, appearing in nouns and adjectives of Latin origin: accident; different.
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Origin of -ent

< Latin -ent- (stem of -ēns), present participle suffix of conjugations 2, 3, 4
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Examples from the Web for ent

Historical Examples

  • "Honest, Master Bost, Aye ent mean to stop," he said imploringly.

    At Good Old Siwash

    George Fitch

  • Now if you wil-lin', an' ent too lazy an' sassy, we 'll git 'long somehow.

    Bayou Folk

    Kate Chopin

  • She ent a bad girl—I been watch her close, 'count of the chil'ren; she ent bad.

    Bayou Folk

    Kate Chopin

  • We got to rememba she ent like you an' me, po' thing; she's one Injun, her.

    Bayou Folk

    Kate Chopin

  • I have still the genius, the ent'usiasm, but I have not the training.

    The Man Upstairs

    P. G. Wodehouse


British Dictionary definitions for ent

ENT

abbreviation for
  1. ear, nose, and throat
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-ent

suffix forming adjectives, suffix forming nouns
  1. causing or performing an action or existing in a certain condition; the agent that performs an actionastringent; dependent
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Word Origin

from Latin -ent-, -ens, present participial ending
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Word Origin and History for ent

-ent

word-forming element making adjectives from nouns or verbs, from French -ent and directly from Latin -entem, present participle ending of verbs in -ere/-ire. Old French changed many to -ant but after c.1500 some of these in English were changed back to what was supposed to be correct Latin.

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ent in Medicine

ENT

abbr.
  1. ear, nose, and throat
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