succedaneum

[ suhk-si-dey-nee-uhm ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

Early 17th century; Latin

neuter of Latin succedaneus ‘following after’, from succedere ‘come close after’

Synonyms

  • backup
  • replacement
  • stand-in
  • surrogate

Antonyms

  • being
  • entity
  • permanent

Definition

a substitute

Example

Almond flour is a good gluten-free succedaneum for All-purpose flour in most recipes.

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