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A"gent (&unr_;), a. [L. agens, agentis, p. pr. of agere to act; akin to Gr. &unr_; to lead, Icel. aka to drive, Skr. aj. √2.] Acting; -- opposed to patient, or sustaining, action. [Archaic]The body agent.” Bacon.
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A"gent, n. 1. One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
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Heaven made us agents, free to good or ill. Dryden.
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2. One who acts for, or in the place of, another, by authority from him; one intrusted with the business of another; a substitute; a deputy; a factor.
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3. An active power or cause; that which has the power to produce an effect, such as a physical, chemical, or medicinal agent; as, heat is a powerful agent.
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4. (Biochem., Med.) a chemical substance having biological effects; a drug.