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’
    • ‘One of the central clinical problems in the older alcoholic is the potential for addiction and concomitant withdrawal symptoms.’
    • ‘Well, yes, it is, but there is no concomitant responsibility to the audience when something gets popular.’
    • ‘The expression of this gene is associated with concomitant changes in cysteine protease activity of the petals.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For example, concomitant complaints of limb weakness suggest the presence of neurologic or connective tissue disease.’
    • ‘A presumptive diagnosis can be made quickly based on symptoms and concomitant laboratory results.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The questions also related to smoking habits, medication, and concomitant disease.’
    • ‘In common with many other provincial towns in the Republic, there has been a heavy emphasis on housing, with little concomitant amenity provision.’
    • ‘It has been argued that sputum eosinophilia is related to concomitant features of asthma.’
    • ‘Romanticism and the political reforms concomitant with liberal thought changed this situation to some extent.’
    • ‘They are often associated with inhalational injury and other concomitant trauma.’
    • ‘Botulinum toxin, however, appears to be the catalyst and the cornerstone of any combination or concomitant treatments.’
    • ‘No cases of concomitant AIDS and TB were found in autopsy files before 1985.’
    • ‘Nor have changes in policy and orientation been accompanied by concomitant changes in legislation.’
    • ‘Suicidal acts are generally associated with a significant acute crisis in the teenager's life and may also involve concomitant depression.’
    • ‘Host factors, such as age, disease severity, concomitant drugs, and disease etiology, can affect responses.’
    • ‘There is, naturally, some concomitant friction in the house, and distress.’
    • ‘Gone is the image of haunted faces, enslaved to drug-addiction and the many vices concomitant with this curse.’
    • ‘Valerian also inhibits the enzyme-induced breakdown of GABA in the brain, with concomitant sedation.’
    attendant, accompanying, associated, collateral, related, connected, linked
    accessory, auxiliary
    resultant, resulting, consequent
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  • A phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something.

    ‘some of us look on pain and illness as concomitants of the stresses of living’
    • ‘Sometimes, however, it is more appropriate to think of accidents as concomitants, the result of different demonstrative chains.’
    • ‘Are any of the three common concomitants of conscious experience (thought, feeling, and choice) absent in unconscious perception?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘This makes happiness and misery necessary concomitants of consciousness, and thus conscious beings are endowed with a desire for happiness.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Generally, cooptation and commodification have been omnipresent concomitants of efforts to reach wider audiences through major labels.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Not all variables that have been associated with psychopathology are risks; some of them may be concomitants or even consequences of psychopathology.’
    • ‘Some risks are the inevitable concomitants of the human condition, such as age (youth or old age), illness, and injury.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Whatever the future brings, disease and death - whatever forms they take - remain inevitable concomitants of life itself.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Discussing the concomitants of ‘community,’ Schuster quotes P.M. Jones' study of neighborhoods in seventeenth-century Paris.’
    • ‘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.’’
    • ‘It must be backed by other policy concomitants and broad-based domestic economic reform.’
    • ‘Food rationing, shortages, bombed cities, damaged railways, such things were accepted as the inevitable concomitants of war.’
    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.