Definition of generant in US English:

generant

noun

  • 1A person who or thing which generates something; a creator, a producer; a cause. Now rare.

  • 2Mathematics= "generator".

  • 3A substance used for generating gas quickly by a chemical reaction. More fully "gas generant".

adjective

  • Generating, productive; (Mathematics) acting as or constituting a generant. rare.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in David Person (fl. 1635). From post-classical Latin generant-, generans creator, use as noun of masculine of classical Latin generant-, generāns, present participle of generāre generate.

Pronunciation

generant

/ˈdʒɛn(ə)r(ə)nt/