proximate

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From Late Latin proximatus, past participle of proximare (to draw near, approach), from Latin proximus (nearest), superlative of prope (near).

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proximate (not comparable)

  1. Close or closest; adjacent.
    • J. S. Harford
      proximate ancestors
    • T. Burnet
      the proximate natural causes of it [the deluge]
  2. (law) Immediately preceding or following in a chain of causation.
  3. About to take place; impending.

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proximate (plural proximates)

  1. (linguistics) A grammatical marker in the Algonquian (and some other) languages for a principal third person

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Verb[edit]

proximāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of proximō