corroborant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin corroborans, present participle. See corroborate.

Adjective[edit]

corroborant (comparative more corroborant, superlative most corroborant)

  1. strengthening; supporting; corroborating
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)

Noun[edit]

corroborant (plural corroborants)

  1. Anything that gives strength or support; a tonic.
    • 1778, William Lewis, The New Dispensatory (page 91)
      The sensible qualities of argentina promise no great virtue of this kind; for to the taste it discovers only a slight roughishness, from whence it may be presumed to be entitled to a place only among the milder corroborants.
    • Southey
      The brain, with its proper corroborants, especially with sweet odours and with music.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Catalan[edit]

Verb[edit]

corroborant

  1. present participle of corroborar

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

corroborant

  1. Present participle of corroborer.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

corrōborant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of corrōborō