from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Physiology To draw inward toward the median axis of the body or toward an adjacent part or limb.
  • n. Chemistry A chemical compound that forms from the addition of two or more substances.

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  • v. To draw towards a center or a middle line.
  • n. The product of an addition reaction

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To draw towards a common center or a middle line.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To draw on; induce; allure.
  • In physiology, to bring to or toward a median line or main axis. See adduction, 2.

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

  • v. draw a limb towards the body
  • n. a compound formed by an addition reaction


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Back-formation from adductor.

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Latin adductus, past participle of adducere. See adduce


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