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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [verb uh-duhkt; noun ad-uhkt]
    • /verb əˈdʌkt; noun ˈæd ʌkt/
    • /ædˈdʌkt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [verb uh-duhkt; noun ad-uhkt]
    • /verb əˈdʌkt; noun ˈæd ʌkt/

Definitions of adduct word

  • verb adduct (of a muscle) to draw or pull (a leg, arm, etc) towards the median axis of the body 3
  • noun adduct a compound formed by direct combination of two or more different compounds or elements 3
  • verb transitive adduct to pull (a part of the body) toward the median axis 3
  • verb with object adduct Physiology. to move or draw toward the axis of the body or one of its parts (opposed to abduct). 1
  • noun adduct Also called addition compound. Chemistry. a combination of two or more independently stable compounds by means of van der Waals' forces, coordinate bonds, or covalent bonds. Compare clathrate (def 2), inclusion complex. 1
  • noun adduct (of a muscle) move (a limb or other part of the body) toward the midline of the body or toward another part. 1

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Origin of adduct

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
1830-40; < Latin adductus drawn to, past participle of addūcere; see adduce

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Parts of speech for Adduct


adduct popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
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Antonyms for adduct

noun adduct

  • abduct — If someone is abducted by another person, he or she is taken away illegally, usually using force.

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