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Main Entry: agent
Pronunciation: primarystressamacr-jschwant
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English agent "one that produces an effect," derived from Latin agere "to drive, act, do" --related to ACT, AGILE
1 a : something that produces an effect <a cleansing agent> b : a chemically, physically, or biologically active substance
2 : a person who acts or does business for another <government agents> <a real estate agent>

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