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The capacity or effect of assisting something or someone; assistance, aid, help. In later use chiefly with reference to the action of adjuvant therapies or agents.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Brown (c1610–1679), Church of Scotland minister. From adjuvant: see -ancy.
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