Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun adjuvant

1 sense of adjuvant

Sense 1
adjuvant -- (an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical treatment)
       => additive -- (something added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine)

Antonyms of adj adjuvant

2 senses of adjuvant

Sense 1
accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary -- (furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other")

INDIRECT (VIA supportive) -> unsupportive -- (not furnishing support or assistance)

Sense 2
adjuvant -- (enhancing the action of a medical treatment; "the adjuvant action of certain bacteria")

INDIRECT (VIA helpful) -> unhelpful -- (providing no assistance)

Similarity of adj adjuvant

2 senses of adjuvant

Sense 1
accessory, adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant, auxiliary -- (furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and emotions are auxiliary to each other")
       => supportive (vs. unsupportive) -- (furnishing support or assistance; "a supportive family network"; "his family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer")

Sense 2
adjuvant -- (enhancing the action of a medical treatment; "the adjuvant action of certain bacteria")
       => helpful (vs. unhelpful) -- (providing assistance or serving a useful function)

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