Proximate

Definition of Proximate

Prox´i`mate
a.1.Nearest; next immediately preceding or following.
The proximate natural causes of it [the deluge].
- T. Burnet.
Proximate analysis
(Chem.) an analysis which determines the proximate principles of any substance, as contrasted with an ultimate analysis.
Proximate cause
a - A cause which immediately precedes and produces the effect, as distinguished from the remote, mediate, or predisposing cause.
b - That which in ordinary natural sequence produces a specific result, no independent disturbing agencies intervening.
- I. Watts.
Proximate principle
(Physiol. Chem.) one of a class of bodies existing ready formed in animal and vegetable tissues, and separable by chemical analysis, as albumin, sugar, collagen, fat, etc.

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advancing, appendant, approaching, approximate, approximating, approximative, arm-in-arm, attracted to, burning, cheek-by-jowl, coming, comparable, consequent, drawn to, ensuing, following, forthcoming, hand-in-hand, homologous, hot, immediate, intimate, like, near, near the mark, nearby, nearing, nearish, next, nighish, oncoming, posterior, postpositional, postpositive, propinque, proximal, relatable, rough, rude, sequacious, sequent, sequential, side-by-side, similar, subsequent, succeeding, successive, suffixed, to come, upcoming, vicinal, warm
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