Definition of IMMEDIATE

done or occurring without any noticeable lapse in time <felt immediate relief after taking the painkiller>
done or working without something else coming in between <she is my immediate superior, so I report to her>
Related Words clinical, empirical (also empiric); efficient, proximate; hands-on
done, carried out, or given without delay <immediate treatment saved the victim of the massive heart attack>
Antonyms belated, late, tardy
not being distant in time, space, or significance <for the victims of the terrorist attack, the incident is as immediate as yesterday's news>
Near Antonyms divorced, removed, separated

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