abient

abient

[ab-ee-uhnt]
adjective Psychology.
tending to move away from a stimulus or situation.
Compare adient.


Origin:
< Latin abient- (stem of abiēns, present participle of abīre), equivalent to ab- ab- + -i- go + -ent- -ent

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abient

adjective
characterized by avoidance or withdrawal [ant: adient
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