Definition of concomitant in English:



  • Naturally accompanying or associated:

    ‘she loved travel, with all its concomitant worries’
    ‘concomitant with his obsession with dirt was a desire for order’
    • ‘In common with many other provincial towns in the Republic, there has been a heavy emphasis on housing, with little concomitant amenity provision.’
    • ‘A presumptive diagnosis can be made quickly based on symptoms and concomitant laboratory results.’
    • ‘Romanticism and the political reforms concomitant with liberal thought changed this situation to some extent.’
    • ‘The expression of this gene is associated with concomitant changes in cysteine protease activity of the petals.’
    • ‘Nor have changes in policy and orientation been accompanied by concomitant changes in legislation.’
    • ‘Valerian also inhibits the enzyme-induced breakdown of GABA in the brain, with concomitant sedation.’
    • ‘One concern she has is that the increased stress on the rights of citizens creates a perception that foreign powers have a duty or concomitant right to uphold them.’
    • ‘Gone is the image of haunted faces, enslaved to drug-addiction and the many vices concomitant with this curse.’
    • ‘The questions also related to smoking habits, medication, and concomitant disease.’
    • ‘They are often associated with inhalational injury and other concomitant trauma.’
    • ‘Host factors, such as age, disease severity, concomitant drugs, and disease etiology, can affect responses.’
    • ‘Botulinum toxin, however, appears to be the catalyst and the cornerstone of any combination or concomitant treatments.’
    • ‘Well, yes, it is, but there is no concomitant responsibility to the audience when something gets popular.’
    • ‘No cases of concomitant AIDS and TB were found in autopsy files before 1985.’
    • ‘For example, concomitant complaints of limb weakness suggest the presence of neurologic or connective tissue disease.’
    • ‘Suicidal acts are generally associated with a significant acute crisis in the teenager's life and may also involve concomitant depression.’
    • ‘It has been argued that sputum eosinophilia is related to concomitant features of asthma.’
    • ‘There is, naturally, some concomitant friction in the house, and distress.’
    • ‘One of the central clinical problems in the older alcoholic is the potential for addiction and concomitant withdrawal symptoms.’
    • ‘The only way intelligent futures are to be realised is by ensuring that influence in one sphere does not mean concomitant influence in other spheres.’
    attendant, accompanying, associated, collateral, related, connected, linked
    accessory, auxiliary
    resultant, resulting, consequent
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  • A phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something:

    ‘he sought promotion without the necessary concomitant of hard work’
    • ‘All this suggests that abetting globalization, and its natural concomitants of economic and political liberty, is a big part of any successful war on terrorism.’
    • ‘Some risks are the inevitable concomitants of the human condition, such as age (youth or old age), illness, and injury.’
    • ‘Wherever people, even powerful rich people, turn tribal and clannish, honor - as well as its concomitants: respect, pride, and dignity - come into serious play in social interactions.’
    • ‘Although there are distinct benefits to those graduating from our public school system, the psychological costs and their physical, relational, and social concomitants are rarely acknowledged.’
    • ‘‘Gerry's condition is really a complex and severe post-traumatic stress disorder, with all the usual concomitants: sleep disturbance, nightmares, flashbacks, depression, switches in mood,’ he remarks.’
    • ‘In this model, drug court treatment outcomes do not themselves ‘cause’ reoffending or its absence, they are concomitants.’
    • ‘Mr. Davies has also suffered from marked alcohol dependency and a major depressive disorder which are common concomitants of PTSD.’
    • ‘Proposed causes included genetics, increasing alcohol use, urbanization, industrialization, increased immigration and various concomitants of civilization that might have caused an overload on the brain.’
    • ‘Evidence for the centrality of food ‘includes the facial expression, which focuses on oral expulsion and closing of the nares, and the physiological concomitants of nausea and gagging.’’
    • ‘Not all variables that have been associated with psychopathology are risks; some of them may be concomitants or even consequences of psychopathology.’
    • ‘For women old age was often thought to start earlier, in the late forties or around fifty, when the physical concomitants of menopause became visible; for men the defining characteristic was capacity for full-time work.’
    • ‘This makes happiness and misery necessary concomitants of consciousness, and thus conscious beings are endowed with a desire for happiness.’
    • ‘Sometimes, however, it is more appropriate to think of accidents as concomitants, the result of different demonstrative chains.’
    • ‘If ratified, the constitution would open the gates, not to ‘savage liberalism’, but politically correct social ‘rightsism’ with the economic stagnation and unemployment that are its concomitants.’
    • ‘Discussing the concomitants of ‘community,’ Schuster quotes P.M. Jones' study of neighborhoods in seventeenth-century Paris.’
    • ‘It must be backed by other policy concomitants and broad-based domestic economic reform.’
    • ‘Generally, cooptation and commodification have been omnipresent concomitants of efforts to reach wider audiences through major labels.’
    • ‘Food rationing, shortages, bombed cities, damaged railways, such things were accepted as the inevitable concomitants of war.’
    • ‘Are any of the three common concomitants of conscious experience (thought, feeling, and choice) absent in unconscious perception?’
    • ‘Whatever the future brings, disease and death - whatever forms they take - remain inevitable concomitants of life itself.’
    result, consequence, outcome, out-turn, sequel, effect, reaction, repercussion, reverberations, ramification, end, end result, conclusion, termination, culmination, denouement, corollary, concomitant, aftermath, product, produce, by-product
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Early 17th century: from late Latin concomitant- accompanying, from concomitari, from con- together with + comitari, from Latin comes companion.