causal agent

Definitions of causal agent
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n any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

Synonyms:
causal agency, cause
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individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being
agent
an active and efficient cause; capable of producing a certain effect
nature
a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe
occult, supernatural
supernatural forces and events and beings collectively
theurgy
the effect of supernatural or divine intervention in human affairs
first cause, prime mover, primum mobile
an agent that is the cause of all things but does not itself have a cause
destiny, fate
the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)
catalyst
something that causes an important event to happen
deus ex machina
any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an insoluble difficulty
manipulator, operator
an agent that operates some apparatus or machine
force, power
one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority
life principle, vital principle
a hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed
engine
something used to achieve a purpose
cause of death, killer
the causal agent resulting in death
danger
a cause of pain or injury or loss
agent
a substance that exerts some force or effect
antiflatulent
any agent that reduces intestinal gas
antifungal, antifungal agent, antimycotic, antimycotic agent, fungicide
any agent that destroys or prevents the growth of fungi
antimicrobial, antimicrobic, disinfectant, germicide
an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
drug
a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
pressor, vasoconstrictive, vasoconstrictor
any agent that causes a narrowing of an opening of a blood vessel: cold or stress or nicotine or epinephrine or norepinephrine or angiotensin or vasopressin or certain drugs; maintains or increases blood pressure
vermicide
an agent that kills worms (especially those in the intestines)
biohazard, biological agent
any bacterium or virus or toxin that could be used in biological warfare
eliminator
an agent that eliminates something
impairer
an agent that impairs
infectious agent, infective agent
an agent capable of producing infection
lethal agent
an agent capable of causing death
motor
a nonspecific agent that imparts motion
mutagen
any agent (physical or environmental) that can induce a genetic mutation or can increase the rate of mutation
enlivener, invigorator, quickener
an agent that gives or restores life or vigor
relaxer
any agent that produces relaxation
represser, repressor
an agent that represses
retardant, retardation, retardent
any agent that retards or delays or hinders
satisfier
any agent capable of producing satisfaction
shortener
any agent that shortens
stressor
any agent that causes stress to an organism
teratogen
any agent that interferes with normal embryonic development: alcohol or thalidomide or X-rays or rubella are examples
transmitter, vector
any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease
weakener
that which weakens or causes a loss of strength
self
a person considered as a unique individual
adult, grownup
a fully developed person from maturity onward
adventurer, venturer
a person who enjoys taking risks
anomaly, unusual person
a person who is unusual
applicant, applier
a person who requests or seeks something such as assistance or employment or admission
appointee, appointment
a person who is appointed to a job or position
capitalist
a person who invests capital in a business (especially a large business)
captor, capturer
a person who captures and holds people or animals
changer, modifier
a person who changes something
color-blind person
a person unable to distinguish differences in hue
common man, common person, commoner
a person who holds no title
communicator
a person who communicates with others
contestant
a person who participates in competitions
coward
a person who shows fear or timidity
creator
a person who grows or makes or invents things
controversialist, disputant, eristic
a person who disputes; who is good at or enjoys controversy
applied scientist, engineer, technologist
a person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems
entertainer
a person who tries to please or amuse
experimenter
a person who enjoys testing innovative ideas
expert
a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
face
a part of a person that is used to refer to a person
female, female person
a person who belongs to the sex that can have babies
individualist
a person who pursues independent thought or action
denizen, dweller, habitant, indweller, inhabitant
a person who inhabits a particular place
aboriginal, aborigine, indigen, indigene, native
an indigenous person who was born in a particular place
native
a person born in a particular place or country
inexperienced person, innocent
a person who lacks knowledge of evil
intellect, intellectual
a person who uses the mind creatively
juvenile, juvenile person
a young person, not fully developed
lover
a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
loved one
a person who you love, usually a member of your family
leader
a person who rules or guides or inspires others
male, male person
a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
money dealer, money handler
a person who receives or invests or pays out money
national, subject
a person who owes allegiance to that nation
nonreligious person
a person who does not manifest devotion to a deity
nonworker
a person who does nothing
compeer, equal, match, peer
a person who is of equal standing with another in a group
beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient
a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
percher
a person situated on a perch
forerunner, precursor
a person who goes before or announces the coming of another
primitive, primitive person
a person who belongs to an early stage of civilization
religious person
a person who manifests devotion to a deity
sensualist
a person who enjoys sensuality
traveler, traveller
a person who changes location
unfortunate, unfortunate person
a person who suffers misfortune
persona non grata, unwelcome person
a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
unskilled person
a person who lacks technical training
worker
a person who works at a specific occupation
African
a native or inhabitant of Africa
person of color, person of colour
(formal) any non-European non-white person
Black, Black person, Negro, Negroid, blackamoor
a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
Caucasian, White, White person
a member of the Caucasoid race
Amerindian, Native American
any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
Slav
any member of the people of eastern Europe or Asian Russia who speak a Slavonic language
gentile
a person who is not a member of one's own religion; used in this sense by Mormons and Hindus
Hebrew, Israelite, Jew
a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
Aries, Ram
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aries
Bull, Taurus
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Taurus
Gemini, Twin
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
Cancer, Crab
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
Leo, Lion
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo
Virgin, Virgo
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Virgo
Balance, Libra
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra
Scorpio, Scorpion
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Scorpio
Archer, Sagittarius
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Sagittarius
Capricorn, Goat
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Capricorn
Aquarius, Water Bearer
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Aquarius
Fish, Pisces
(astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Pisces
abator
a person who abates a nuisance
abjurer
a person who abjures
abomination
a person who is loathsome or disgusting
abstainer, abstinent, nondrinker
a person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages
achiever, succeeder, success, winner
a person with a record of successes
acquaintance, friend
a person with whom you are acquainted
acquirer
a person who acquires something (usually permanently)
active
a person who is a participating member of an organization
actor, doer, worker
a person who acts and gets things done
adjudicator
a person who studies and settles conflicts and disputes
admirer
a person who admires; someone who esteems or respects or approves
adoptee
someone (such as a child) who has been adopted
adversary, antagonist, opponent, opposer, resister
someone who offers opposition
advisee
someone who receives advice
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent
a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
affiant
a person who makes an affidavit
agnostic, doubter
someone who is doubtful or noncommittal about something
amateur
someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
ancient
a person who lived in ancient times
anti
a person who is opposed (to an action or policy or practice etc.)
anti-American
a person who is opposed to the United States and its policies
apprehender
a person who seizes or arrests (especially a person who seizes or arrests in the name of justice)
appreciator
a person who is fully aware of something and understands it
archaist
a person who archaizes
arrogator
a person who through conceit makes pretentious claims to rights or advantages that he or she is not entitled to or to qualities that he or she does not possess
assessee
a person (or property) that is assessed
asthmatic
a person suffering from asthma
authority
(usually plural) persons who exercise (administrative) control over others
autodidact
a person who has taught himself
baby boomer, boomer
a member of the baby boom generation in the 1950s
baby buster, buster
a person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically
bad guy
any person who is not on your side
bad person
a person who does harm to others
baldhead, baldpate, baldy
a person whose head is bald
balker, baulker, noncompliant
a person who refuses to comply
bullfighter, toreador
someone who fights bulls
bather
a person who takes a bath
beard
a person who diverts suspicion from someone (especially a woman who accompanies a male homosexual in order to conceal his homosexuality)
bedfellow
a person with whom you share a bed
bereaved, bereaved person
a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved
best, topper
the person who is most outstanding or excellent; someone who tops all others
birth
a baby born; an offspring
biter
someone who bites
blogger
a person who keeps and updates a blog
blond, blonde
a person with fair skin and hair
bluecoat
a person dressed all in blue (as a soldier or sailor)
bodybuilder, muscle builder, muscle-builder, musclebuilder, muscleman
someone who does special exercises to develop a brawny musculature
bomber
a person who plants bombs
brunet, brunette
a person with dark (brown) hair
buster
a person (or thing) that breaks up or overpowers something
candidate, prospect
someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)
case
a person requiring professional services
cashier
a person responsible for receiving payments for goods and services (as in a shop or restaurant)
celebrant, celebrater, celebrator
a person who is celebrating
censor
someone who censures or condemns
chameleon
a changeable or inconstant person
beguiler, charmer
a person who charms others (usually by personal attractiveness)
baby, child
an immature childish person
chutzpanik
(Yiddish) a person characterized by chutzpa
closer
a person who closes something
clumsy person
a person with poor motor coordination
aggregator, collector
a person who collects things
battler, belligerent, combatant, fighter, scrapper
someone who fights (or is fighting)
company operator
an operator who works for a company
complexifier
someone makes things complex
compulsive
a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
computer user
a person who uses computers for work or entertainment or communication or business
contemplative
a person devoted to the contemplative life
convert
a person who has been converted to another religious or political belief
ape, aper, copycat, emulator, imitator
someone who copies the words or behavior of another
counter
a person who counts things
counterterrorist
someone who attempts to prevent terrorism
crawler, creeper
a person who crawls or creeps along the ground
creature, wight
a human being; `wight' is an archaic term
creditor
a person to whom money is owed by a debtor; someone to whom an obligation exists
cripple
someone who is unable to walk normally because of an injury or disability to the legs or back
dancer, social dancer
a person who participates in a social gathering arranged for dancing (as a ball)
dead person, dead soul, deceased, deceased person, decedent, departed
someone who is no longer alive
deaf person
a person with a severe auditory impairment
debaser, degrader
a person who lowers the quality or character or value (as by adding cheaper metal to coins)
debitor, debtor
a person who owes a creditor; someone who has the obligation of paying a debt
delayer
a person who delays; to put off until later or cause to be late
deliverer
a person who gives up or transfers money or goods
demander
a person who makes demands
dieter
a person who diets
differentiator, discriminator
a person who (or that which) differentiates
disentangler, unraveler, unraveller
a person who removes tangles; someone who takes something out of a tangled state
contestant, dissenter, dissident, objector, protester
a person who dissents from some established policy
divider
a person who separates something into parts or groups
domestic partner, significant other, spousal equivalent, spouse equivalent
a person (not necessarily a spouse) with whom you cohabit and share a long-term sexual relationship
double, image, look-alike
someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
dresser
a person who dresses in a particular way
dribbler, driveller, drooler, slobberer
a person who dribbles
driver
the operator of a motor vehicle
drug user, substance abuser, user
a person who takes drugs
dyslectic
a person who has dyslexia
ectomorph
a person with a thin body
effecter, effector
one who brings about a result or event; one who accomplishes a purpose
elevator operator
an operator of an elevator
Elizabethan
a person who lived during the reign of Elizabeth I
emotional person
a person subject to strong states of emotion
endomorph
a heavy person with a soft and rounded body
engine driver, engineer, locomotive engineer, railroad engineer
the operator of a railway locomotive
enjoyer
a person who delights in having or using or experiencing something
enrollee
a person who enrolls in (or is enrolled in) a class or course of study
ethnic
a person who is a member of an ethnic group
adventurer, explorer
someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
extravert, extrovert
(psychology) a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings
faddist
a person who subscribes to a variety of fads
faller
a person who falls
fastener
a person who fastens or makes fast
fiduciary
a person who holds assets in trust for a beneficiary
first-rater
one who is first-rate
follower
a person who accepts the leadership of another
free agent, free spirit, freewheeler
someone acting freely or even irresponsibly
friend
a person you know well and regard with affection and trust
fleer, fugitive, runaway
someone who flees from an uncongenial situation
gainer
a person who gains (gains an advantage or gains profits)
gainer, weight gainer
a person who gains weight
gambler
a person who wagers money on the outcome of games or sporting events
gatekeeper
someone who controls access to something
gatherer
a person who gathers
good guy
any person who is on your side
good person
a person who is good to other people
granter
a person who grants or gives something
greeter, saluter, welcomer
a person who greets
grinner
a person who grins
groaner
a person who groans
grunter
a person who grunts
guesser
a person who guesses
handicapped person
a person who has some condition that markedly restricts their ability to function physically or mentally or socially
hater
a person who hates
heterosexual, heterosexual person, straight, straight person
a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
hoister
an operator of a hoist
gay, homo, homophile, homosexual
someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
homunculus
a tiny fully formed individual that (according to the discredited theory of preformation) is supposed to be present in the sperm cell
hope
someone (or something) on which expectations are centered
hoper
a person who hopes
huddler
a person who crouches
hugger
a person who hugs
immune
a person who is immune to a particular infection
insured, insured person
a person whose interests are protected by an insurance policy; a person who contracts for an insurance policy that indemnifies him against loss of property or life or health etc.
interpreter
someone who uses art to represent something
introvert
(psychology) a person who tends to shrink from social contacts and to become preoccupied with their own thoughts
Jat
a member of an Indo-European people widely scattered throughout the northwest of the Indian subcontinent and consisting of Muslims and Hindus and Sikhs
gem, jewel
a person who is as brilliant and precious as a piece of jewelry
jockey
an operator of some vehicle or machine or apparatus
juggernaut, steamroller
a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way
jumper
a person who jumps
junior
the younger of two persons
killer, slayer
someone who causes the death of a person or animal
relation, relative
a person related by blood or marriage
kink
a person with unusual sexual tastes
kneeler
a person in a kneeling position
knocker
a person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance)
apprehender, knower
a person who knows or apprehends
large person
a person of greater than average size
Latin
a person who is a member of those peoples whose languages derived from Latin
laugher
a person who is laughing or who laughs easily
assimilator, learner, scholar
someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
left-hander, lefty, southpaw
a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right
life
a living person
lightning rod
someone who is a frequent target of negative reactions and serves to distract attention from another
linguist, polyglot
a person who speaks more than one language
literate, literate person
a person who can read and write
liver
a person who has a special life style
longer, thirster, yearner
a person with a strong desire for something
loose cannon
a person who is expected to perform a particular task but who is out of control and dangerous
machine
an efficient person
mailer
a person who mails something
malcontent
a person who is discontented or disgusted
man
the generic use of the word to refer to any human being
manipulator
a person who handles things manually
man jack
a single individual
married
a person who is married
masturbator, onanist
a person who practices masturbation
measurer
a person who makes measurements
nonmember
a person who is not a member
mesomorph
a person with a well-developed muscular body
ladino, mestizo
a person of mixed racial ancestry (especially mixed European and Native American ancestry)
middlebrow
someone who is neither a highbrow nor a lowbrow
miracle man, miracle worker
a person who claims or is alleged to perform miracles
misogamist
a person who hates marriage
mixed-blood
a person whose ancestors belonged to two or more races
modern
a contemporary person
monolingual
a person who knows only one language
mother hen
a person who cares for the needs of others (especially in an overprotective or interfering way)
motorman
the operator of streetcar
mouse
person who is quiet or timid
maimer, mangler, mutilator
a person who mutilates or destroys or disfigures or cripples
namer
a person who gives a name or names
namesake
a person with the same name as another
neglecter
a person who is neglectful and gives little attention or respect to people or responsibilities
neighbor, neighbour
a person who lives (or is located) near another
neutral
one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute
nondescript
a person is not easily classified and not very interesting
nonparticipant
a person who does not participate
nonpartisan, nonpartizan
a person who is nonpartisan
nonperson, unperson
a person regarded as nonexistent and having no rights; a person whose existence is systematically ignored (especially for ideological or political reasons)
nonresident
someone who does not live in a particular place
nonsmoker
a person who does not smoke tobacco
nude, nude person
a naked person
nurser
a person who treats something carefully
occultist
a believer in occultism; someone versed in the occult arts
optimist
a person disposed to take a favorable view of things
orphan
someone or something who lacks support or care or supervision
ostrich
a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand)
ejector, ouster
a person who ousts or supplants someone else
outcaste
a person belonging to no caste
outdoorsman
a person who spends time outdoors (e.g., hunting or fishing)
owner, possessor
a person who owns something
coddler, mollycoddler, pamperer, spoiler
someone who pampers or spoils by excessive indulgence
pansexual
a person who participates in (or is open to) sexual activities of many kinds
excuser, forgiver, pardoner
a person who pardons or forgives or excuses a fault or offense
partner
a person who is a member of a partnership
party
a person involved in legal proceedings
passer
a person who passes as a member of a different ethnic or racial group
personage
another word for person; a person not meriting identification
personification
a person who represents an abstract quality
perspirer, sweater
a person who perspires
philosopher
a wise person who is calm and rational; someone who lives a life of reason with equanimity
chooser, picker, selector
a person who chooses or selects out
pisser, urinator
a person who urinates
contriver, deviser, planner
a person who makes plans
player
a person who pursues a number of different social and sexual partners simultaneously
posturer
someone who behaves in a manner calculated to impress or mislead others
powderer
someone who applies or scatters powder
influence
one having power to influence another
Moloch
a tyrannical power to be propitiated by human subservience or sacrifice
preserver
someone who keeps safe from harm or danger
propositus
the person immediately affected by or concerned with an action
public relations person
a person employed to establish and promote a favorable relationship with the public
pursuer
a person who pursues some plan or goal
pussycat
a person who is regarded as easygoing and agreeable
quarter
an unspecified person
quitter
a person who gives up too easily
radical
a person who has radical ideas or opinions
radio operator
someone who operates a radio transmitter
realist
a person who accepts the world as it literally is and deals with it accordingly
rectifier
a person who corrects or sets right
carrottop, red-header, redhead, redheader
someone who has red hair
registrant
a person who is formally entered (along with others) in a register (and who obtains certain rights thereby)
allayer, comforter, reliever
a person who reduces the intensity (e.g., of fears) and calms and pacifies
repeater
a person who repeats
recoverer, rescuer, saver
someone who saves something from danger or violence
rester
a person who rests
controller, restrainer
a person who directs and restrains
revenant
a person who returns after a lengthy absence
have, rich person, wealthy person
a person who possesses great material wealth
right hander, right-hander, righthander
a person who uses the right hand more skillfully than the left
riser
a person who rises (especially from bed)
romper
a person who romps or frolics
roundhead
a brachycephalic person
ruler, swayer
a person who rules or commands
rusher
a person who rushes; someone in a hurry; someone who acts precipitously
scientist
a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
scratcher
a person who scratches to relieve an itch
mediocrity, second-rater
a person of second-rate ability or value
cloud seeder, seeder
a person who seeds clouds
quester, searcher, seeker
someone making a search or inquiry
segregate
someone who is or has been segregated
romanticist, sentimentalist
someone who indulges in excessive sentimentality
sex object
any person regarded simply as an object of sexual gratification
sex symbol
a person (especially a celebrity) who is well-known for their sexual attractiveness
mover and shaker, shaker
a person who wields power and influence
showman
a person skilled at making effective presentations
signatory, signer
someone who signs and is bound by a document
simple, simpleton
a person lacking intelligence or common sense
six-footer
a person who is at least six feet tall
skidder, slider, slipper
a person who slips or slides because of loss of traction
slave
a person who is owned by someone
slave
someone entirely dominated by some influence or person
sleepyhead
a sleepy person
sloucher
a person who slouches; someone with a drooping carriage
small person
a person of below average size
smasher
a person who smashes something
smiler
a person who smiles
sneezer
a person who sneezes
sniffer
a person who sniffs
sniffler, sniveler
a person who breathes audibly through a congested nose
snuffer
a person who snuffs out candles
snuffler
a person who breathes noisily (as through a nose blocked by mucus)
socialiser, socializer
a person who takes part in social activities
sort
a person of a particular character or nature
sounding board
a person whose reactions to something serve as an indication of its acceptability
sphinx
an inscrutable person who keeps his thoughts and intentions secret
spirit
the vital principle or animating force within living things
expectorator, spitter
a person who spits (ejects saliva or phlegm from the mouth)
sport
a person known for the way she (or he) behaves when teased or defeated or subjected to trying circumstances
sprawler
a person who sprawls
spurner
a person who rejects (someone or something) with contempt
squint-eye, squinter
a person with strabismus
smotherer, stifler
a person who stifles or smothers or suppresses
stigmatic, stigmatist
a person whose body is marked by religious stigmata (such as marks resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ)
stooper
a person who carries himself or herself with the head and shoulders habitually bent forward
stranger
an individual that one is not acquainted with
struggler
a person who struggles with difficulties or with great effort
case, guinea pig, subject
a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
supernumerary
a person serving no apparent function
surrenderer, yielder
a person who yields or surrenders
survivalist
someone who tries to insure their personal survival or the survival of their group or nation
survivor
one who outlives another
suspect
someone who is under suspicion
switchman
a man who operates railroad switches
tagger
someone who appends or joins one thing to another
tagger
someone who assigns labels to the grammatical constituents of textual matter
tapper
a person who strikes a surface lightly and usually repeatedly
telegraph operator, telegrapher, telegraphist
someone who transmits messages by telegraph
switchboard operator, telephone operator, telephonist
someone who helps callers get the person they are calling
tempter
a person who tempts others
termer
a person who serves a specified term
scourge, terror, threat
a person who inspires fear or dread
testate, testator
a person who makes a will
scrag, skin and bones, thin person
a person who is unusually thin and scrawny
third-rater
one who is third-rate or distinctly inferior
thrower
someone who projects something (especially by a rapid motion of the arm)
tiger
a fierce or audacious person
totemist
a person who belongs to a clan or tribe having a totem
toucher
a person who causes or allows a part of the body to come in contact with someone or something
transfer, transferee
someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
transexual, transsexual
a person whose sexual identification is entirely with the opposite sex
cross-dresser, transvestite
someone who adopts the dress or manner or sexual role of the opposite sex
attempter, essayer, trier
one who tries
turner
one of two persons who swing ropes for jumpers to skip over in the game of jump rope
tyrant
any person who exercises power in a cruel way
opener, undoer, unfastener, untier
a person who unfastens or unwraps or opens
user
a person who makes use of a thing; someone who uses or employs something
vanisher
a person who disappears
dupe, victim
a person who is tricked or swindled
Victorian
a person who lived during the reign of Victoria
visionary
a person given to fanciful speculations and enthusiasms with little regard for what is actually possible
visually impaired person
someone who has inferior vision
waiter
a person who waits or awaits
waker
a person who awakes
walk-in
person who walks in without having an appointment
needer, wanter
a person who wants or needs something
ward
a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
warrior
someone engaged in or experienced in warfare
watcher
a person who keeps a devotional vigil by a sick bed or by a dead body
doormat, weakling, wuss
a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
weasel
a person who is regarded as treacherous or sneaky
squirmer, wiggler, wriggler
one who can't stay still (especially a child)
winker
a person who winks
withholder
a person who refrains from granting
witness
(law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law
worldling
a person absorbed by the concerns and interests and pleasures of the present world
yawner
a person who yawns
endangerment, hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk
a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
powder keg
a potentially explosive state
menace, threat
something that is a source of danger
alkaliser, alkalizer, antacid, antiacid, gastric antacid
an agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)
bacteriostat
a chemical or biological material that inhibits bacterial growth
blanching agent, bleach, bleaching agent, whitener
an agent that makes things white or colorless
chemical agent
an agent that produces chemical reactions
coagulant, coagulator
an agent that produces coagulation
coolant
a fluid agent (gas or liquid) that produces cooling; especially one used to cool a system by transferring heat away from one part to another
diluent, dilutant, thinner
a diluting agent
emmenagogue
any agent that promotes menstrual discharge
galactagogue
agent that induces milk secretion
hypnagogue
an agent that induces drowsiness or sleep
hypoglycaemic agent, hypoglycemic agent
any of various agents that decrease the level of glucose in the blood and are used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus
inducer
an agent capable of activating specific genes
lactifuge
any agent that reduces milk secretion (as given to a woman who is not breast feeding)
lactogen
any agent that enhances milk production
mitogen
an agent that triggers mitosis
nerve agent, nerve gas
a toxic gas that is inhaled or absorbed through the skin and has harmful effects on the nervous and respiratory system
precipitant
an agent that causes a precipitate to form
solvating agent
an agent that converts something into a solvate
viricide, virucide
an agent (physical or chemical) that inactivates or destroys viruses
Type of:
physical entity
an entity that has physical existence

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