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immediate

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adjective im·me·di·ate \im-ˈēd-ē-ət, British often -ˈē-jit\

Medical Definition of immediate

  1. 1a:  acting or being without the intervention of another object, cause, or agency :  being direct <the immediate cause of death>b:  present to the mind independently of other states or factors <immediate awareness>

  2. 2:  made or done at once

  3. im·me·di·ate·ly adverb





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