Agent

Definition of Agent

A´gent
a.1.Acting; - opposed to patient, or sustaining, action.
n.1.One who exerts power, or has the power to act; an actor.
Heaven made us agents, free to good or ill.
- Dryden.
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.
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.
4.(Biochem., Med.) a chemical substance having biological effects; a drug.

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