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1-ant

noun suffix

: a person or thing that does a specified thing

Full Definition of -ANT

1
a :  one that performs (a specified action) :  personal or impersonal agent <claimant> <coolant>
b :  thing that promotes (a specified action or process) <expectorant>
2
:  one connected with <annuitant>
3
:  thing acted upon (in a specified manner) <inhalant>
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Origin of -ANT

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from -ant, present participle suffix, from Latin -ant-, -ans, present participle suffix of first conjugation, from -a- (stem vowel of first conjugation) + -nt-, -ns, present participle suffix; akin to Old English -nde, present participle suffix, Greek -nt-, -n, participle suffix

2-ant

adjective suffix

: doing a specified thing or behaving in a specified way

Full Definition of -ANT

1
:  performing (a specified action) or being (in a specified condition) <somnambulant>
2
:  promoting (a specified action or process) <expectorant>
-ANT Defined for Kids

1-ant

noun suffix \ənt\

Definition of -ANT for Kids

1
:  one that does or causes a certain thing <deodorant>
2
:  thing that is acted upon in a certain way

2-ant

adjective suffix

Definition of -ANT for Kids

1
:  doing a certain thing or being a certain way <observant>
2
:  causing a certain action
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