Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Related to the muscles of the body which pull one part towards another. Opposed to abducent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bringing together or towards a given point; -- a word applied to those muscles of the body which pull one part towards another. Opposed to abducent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bringing together; drawing one thing to or toward another; performing the act of adduction; having the function of an adductor: opposed to abducent: chiefly or exclusively an anatomical term, applied to certain muscles or to their action. See adductor, a.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. especially of muscles; bringing together or drawing toward the midline of the body or toward an adjacent part

Etymologies

Latin adducens, present participle of adducere. (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Pro prædictis autem libertatibus & liberis consuetudinibus obtinendis, & prisis nostris remittendis ijdem supradicti mercatores vniuersi & singuli pro se & omnibus alijs de partibus suis nobis concorditer & vnanimiter concesserunt, quòd de quolibet dolio vini, quod adducent vel adduci facient infra regnum & potestatem nostram, & vnde marinarijs fretum soluere tenebuntur, soluent nobis & hæredibus nostris nomine Custumæ duos solidos vltra antiquas custumas debitas & in denarijs solui consuetas nobis, aut alias infra quadraginta dies, postquam extra naues ad terram posita fuerint dicta vina.

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  • "Hence it is that we see great _drinkers_ with _eyes_ generally set towards the nose, the adducent muscles being often employed to let them see their loved liquor in the glass at the time of drinking; which were, therefore, called _bibitory Lascivious persons_ are remarkable for the

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