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

adj following or accompanying as a consequence

accompanying, attendant, consequent, ensuant, incidental, resultant, sequent
following in time or order

n an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another

accompaniment, attendant, co-occurrence
any event that usually accompanies or is closely connected with another
relatively unimportant or inconspicuous accompanying situation
Type of:
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent
an event that happens

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