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instant

in·stant

instant

 
pronunciation:
In stnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a very short space of time; moment.
He disappeared in an instant.
synonyms:
moment, second
antonyms:
eternity
similar words:
flash, jiffy, minute
definition 2: a particular point in time.
The instant they left home, she arrived.
synonyms:
moment
similar words:
point, second
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: happening right away; without delay; immediate.
The teacher gave me an instant answer to my question.
synonyms:
immediate, prompt
antonyms:
delayed
similar words:
fast, quick, rapid, swift
definition 2: needing only water, milk, or the like to be ready to eat or drink; capable of being prepared quickly.
Sometimes I eat instant oatmeal in the morning because it does not take long to make.
similar words:
powdered, prepared
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