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verb (used without object), in·ter·me·di·at·ed, in·ter·me·di·at·ing.
  1. to act as an intermediary; intervene; mediate.
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Origin of intermediate2

1600–10; < Medieval Latin intermediātus, past participle of intermediāre. See inter-, mediate
Related formsin·ter·me·di·a·tor, nounin·ter·me·di·a·to·ry [in-ter-mee-dee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌɪn tərˈmi di əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for intermediating


adjective (ˌɪntəˈmiːdɪɪt)
  1. occurring or situated between two points, extremes, places, etc; in between
  2. (of a class, course, etc) suitable for learners with some degree of skill or competence
  3. physics (of a neutron) having an energy between 100 and 100 000 electronvolts
  4. geology (of such igneous rocks as syenite) containing between 55 and 66 per cent silica
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noun (ˌɪntəˈmiːdɪɪt)
  1. something intermediate
  2. a substance formed during one of the stages of a chemical process before the desired product is obtained
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verb (ˌɪntəˈmiːdɪˌeɪt)
  1. (intr) to act as an intermediary or mediator
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Derived Formsintermediacy or intermediateness, nounintermediately, adverbintermediation, nounintermediator, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Medieval Latin intermediāre to intervene, from Latin inter- + medius middle
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Word Origin and History for intermediating



c.1600, from inter- + mediate (v.). Related: Intermediated; intermediating.

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early 15c., from Medieval Latin intermediatus "lying between," from Latin intermedius "that which is between," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + medius "in the middle" (see medial (adj.)).

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intermediating in Medicine


  1. Lying or occurring in a middle position or state.
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  1. A substance formed in the course of a chemical reaction or the synthesis of a desired end product that then participates in the process until it is either deactivated or consumed.
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