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1. agent-in-place

noun. an operative serving as a penetration into an intelligence target.

Synonyms

  • secret agent
  • intelligence agent
  • operative

Antonyms

  • malfunctioning
  • medical
  • insignificant

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Words that Rhyme with Infective Agent

  • reagent
  • bagent

Example sentences of the word infective-agent


1. Noun Phrase
Your vet may test blood or discharge from the ear to determine the infective agent at work there.

2. Noun Phrase
If your home is clean and sanitary, fewer infective agents are around to get to your guinea pig.

2. infective

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈfɛktɪv'] able to cause disease.

Synonyms

  • pathogenic
  • unhealthful

Antonyms

  • nontoxic
  • wholesome
  • sanitary

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • infect (English)
  • infectus (Latin)

3. infective

adjective. ['ˌɪnˈfɛktɪv'] caused by infection or capable of causing infection.

Synonyms

  • infected
  • septic

Antonyms

  • noninfectious
  • germfree
  • restorative

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • infect (English)
  • infectus (Latin)

4. agent

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənt'] an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect.

Synonyms

  • teratogen
  • weakener
  • retardation
  • quickener
  • lethal agent
  • eliminator
  • vasoconstrictor
  • invigorator
  • shortener
  • represser
  • mutagen
  • transmitter
  • retardent
  • stressor
  • infectious agent
  • vector
  • biological agent
  • satisfier
  • motor
  • biohazard
  • retardant
  • infective agent
  • relaxer
  • impairer
  • enlivener
  • cause
  • causal agency
  • vasoconstrictive
  • causal agent
  • repressor

Antonyms

  • synergist
  • antagonist
  • abstain
  • bring to

Etymology

  • agens (Latin)

5. agent

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənt'] a substance that exerts some force or effect.

Synonyms

  • bleaching agent
  • alkaliser
  • emmenagogue
  • nerve gas
  • diluent
  • hypoglycaemic agent
  • virucide
  • lactogen
  • antifungal
  • blanching agent
  • precipitant
  • whitener
  • antiflatulent
  • antimycotic
  • lactifuge
  • gastric antacid
  • antacid
  • thinner
  • disinfectant
  • viricide
  • drug
  • antimycotic agent
  • alkalizer
  • hypnagogue
  • chemical agent
  • coagulator
  • vermicide
  • galactagogue
  • coolant
  • germicide
  • mitogen
  • fungicide
  • hypoglycemic agent
  • coagulant
  • substance
  • dilutant
  • solvating agent
  • antiacid
  • inducer
  • nerve agent
  • antimicrobic
  • cause
  • causal agency
  • antimicrobial
  • causal agent
  • antifungal agent
  • bleach

Antonyms

  • afferent
  • noncausative
  • biological
  • nonrepresentative

Etymology

  • agens (Latin)

6. agent

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənt'] a representative who acts on behalf of other persons or organizations.

Synonyms

  • deputy
  • special agent
  • talent agent
  • parliamentary agent
  • proxy
  • intelligence officer
  • next friend
  • general agent
  • purchasing agent
  • shopper
  • intelligence agent
  • government agent
  • shipping agent
  • surrogate
  • universal agent
  • placeholder
  • business agent
  • representative
  • secret agent
  • booking agent
  • mill agent
  • procurator
  • handler
  • operative
  • literary agent
  • employment agent
  • bailee
  • booker

Antonyms

  • general agent
  • dissuade
  • blacken
  • black

Etymology

  • agens (Latin)

7. agent

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənt'] a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission.

Synonyms

  • businessperson
  • underwriter
  • investment banker
  • travel agent
  • real estate broker
  • insurance broker
  • securities firm
  • general agent
  • insurance agent
  • auctioneer
  • syndic
  • land agent
  • house agent
  • ship broker
  • bourgeois
  • broker
  • factor
  • brokerage
  • stockbroker
  • estate agent
  • real estate agent

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • activator
  • inhibitor
  • unhealthful

Etymology

  • agens (Latin)

8. agent

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənt'] the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause.

Synonyms

  • semantic role
  • participant role

Antonyms

  • synergistic
  • septic
  • generic drug

Etymology

  • agens (Latin)

9. agent

noun. ['ˈeɪdʒənt'] any agent or representative of a federal agency or bureau.

Synonyms

  • official
  • trustbuster
  • federal official
  • federal agent
  • Federal
  • Fed
  • Indian agent

Antonyms

  • intelligence
  • acceleration
  • curve
  • walk

Etymology

  • agens (Latin)
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