concomitant

Concomitant means accompanying. If you run into someone that you have a crush on, you might feel nervousness with a concomitant forgetfulness.

Concomitant is one of those Latin-based words you can break down into little pieces: con means with, and comit means companion. So something that is concomitant is like the companion of the main event. If you start training really hard at the gym, the main effect is that you become stronger, but there are concomitant effects, like better circulation, or a rosy glow, or getting happy from all those endorphins you’re releasing.

Definitions of concomitant
  1. adjective
    following or accompanying as a consequence
  2. noun
    an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
    synonyms: accompaniment, attendant, co-occurrence
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    types:
    associate
    any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another
    background
    relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
    type of:
    happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent
    an event that happens
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