Etymology
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recombinant (adj.)

"formed by recombination," 1942, from recombine + -ant.

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compliant (adj.)

"yielding to desire, ready to accommodate," 1640s, from comply + -ant.

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coolant (n.)

"radiator fluid," 1915, from cool (adj.) + -ant.

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-ant 

agent or instrumental suffix, from Old French and French -ant, from Latin -antem, accusative of -ans, present-participle suffix of many Latin verbs. Compare -ance.

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protectant (adj.)

1660s, "protective, protecting (something) against disease," irregularly formed from protect + -ant. As a noun, "a protective substance or agent," from 1935.

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emmet (n.)
"ant," from Old English æmete (see ant), surviving as a dialect word in parts of England; also, according to OED, in Cornwall a colloquial name for holiday tourists.
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pollutant (n.)

polluting agent or medium," "1888, from pollute + -ant. Related: Pollutants.

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reactant (n.)

"a reacting thing," 1901, from react + -ant. As an adjective by 1911. Related: Reactance (1893).

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registrant (n.)

"one who registers; one who enters his or her name in a list for some purpose," 1879; see register (v.) + -ant. An earlier word was registerer (1560s).

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anterior (adj.)
"more in front; earlier," 1610s, Latin, literally "former," comparative of ante "before" (from PIE root *ant- "front, forehead," with derivatives meaning "in front of, before"). Related: Anteriorly (1590s); anteriority.
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