Meaning of -ANT in English

-ANT

-ant /ənt/ BrE AmE , -ent suffix [in nouns and adjectives]

[ Language: Old French ; Origin: Latin , a present participle ending ]

someone or something that does something:

a servant (=someone who serves others)

disinfectant (=substance for killing germs)

expectant (=expecting)

pleasant (=pleasing)

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