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 for adjuvant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adjuvant \Ad"ju*vant\, a. [L. adjuvans, p. pr. of adjuvare to
     aid: cf. F. adjuvant. See Aid.]
     Helping; helpful; assisting. [R.] "Adjuvant causes."
     --Howell.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adjuvant \Ad"ju*vant\ ([a^]d"j[-u]*vant), n. [L. adjuvamentum,
     fr. adjuvare to help; ad + juvare to help.]
     1. An assistant. [R.] --Yelverton. AS
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Med.) An ingredient in a prescription drug, which aids or
        modifies the action of the principal ingredient. AS
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Med., Immunology) A substance that non-specifically
        enhances immune response to an antigen, such as by
        enhancing the production of antibodies. --AS
        [AS]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  adjuvant
      adj 1: furnishing added support; "an ancillary pump"; "an
             adjuvant discipline to forms of mysticism"; "The mind and
             emotions are auxiliary to each other" [syn: accessory,
             adjunct, ancillary, adjuvant, appurtenant,
             auxiliary]
      2: enhancing the action of a medical treatment; "the adjuvant
         action of certain bacteria"
      n 1: an additive that enhances the effectiveness of medical
           treatment

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "adjuvant":
     accession, accessory, accompaniment, addenda, addendum, additament,
     addition, additive, additory, additum, adjunct, alterative,
     analeptic, ancillary, annex, annexation, appanage, appendage,
     appendant, appurtenance, appurtenant, assistant, assisting,
     attachment, augment, augmentation, auxiliary, carminative, coda,
     collateral, complement, concomitant, continuation, contributory,
     corollary, corrective, counterirritant, curative, emmenagogue,
     expectorant, extension, extrapolation, fixture, fostering, healing,
     helping, hormone, iatric, increase, increment, instrumental,
     maturative, medicative, medicinal, ministerial, ministering,
     ministrant, nurtural, nutricial, offshoot, pendant, reinforcement,
     remedial, restorative, sanative, sanatory, serving, side effect,
     side issue, subservient, subsidiary, supplement, synergistic,
     tailpiece, therapeutic, theriac, undergirding, vasodilator,
     vitamin
  
  

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