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immediate

adjective

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1 done or occurring without any noticeable lapse in time
  • felt immediate relief after taking the painkiller

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2 done or working without something else coming in between
  • she is my immediate superior, so I report to her

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3 done, carried out, or given without delay
  • immediate treatment saved the victim of the massive heart attack

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4 not being distant in time, space, or significance
  • for the victims of the terrorist attack, the incident is as immediate as yesterday's news

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5 existing or in progress right now
  • we need to solve the immediate problems before working on the more long-term ones

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The first known use of immediate was in the 15th century

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“Immediate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/immediate. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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