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- n. one who adopts
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who adopts.
- n. A receiver, with two necks, opposite to each other, one of which admits the neck of a retort, and the other is joined to another receiver. It is used in distillations, to give more space to elastic vapors, to increase the length of the neck of a retort, or to unite two vessels whose openings have different diameters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which adopts.
- n. An apparatus for the rapid leveling of a compass, consisting of a spindle, ball, and ball-socket.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who adopts a child of other parents as his or her own child
adopt + -er (Wiktionary)