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1. onset

noun. ['ˈɑːnˌsɛt, ˈɔnˌsɛt'] the beginning or early stages.

Synonyms

  • start

Antonyms

  • end
  • finish

Etymology

  • on- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • set (English)
  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Onset

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  • offset
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Example sentences of the word onset


1. Noun, singular or mass
Antioxidants may help prevent or delay the onset of illnesses by protecting your cells from damage by free radicals.

Quotes containing the word onset


1. It's very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

2. onset

noun. ['ˈɑːnˌsɛt, ˈɔnˌsɛt'] (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons).

Synonyms

  • fire
  • banzai charge
  • penetration
  • attack
  • ground attack
  • coup de main
  • blitzkrieg
  • diversion
  • onslaught
  • bombing
  • diversionary attack
  • firing
  • counterattack
  • operation
  • countermove
  • military operation
  • incursion
  • strike
  • bombardment
  • strafe
  • charge
  • onrush
  • banzai attack
  • assault
  • surprise attack

Antonyms

  • bore
  • hire
  • inability
  • praise

Etymology

  • on- (English)
  • on- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • set (English)
  • set (Middle English (1100-1500))
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