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in·ter·me·di·ate  audio  (ntr-md-t) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Lying or occurring between two extremes or in a middle position or state: an aircraft having an intermediate range; an intermediate school.
NOUN:
  1. One that is in a middle position or state.
  2. An intermediary.
  3. Chemistry A substance formed as a necessary stage in the manufacture of a desired end product.
  4. An automobile that is smaller than a full-sized model but larger than a compact.
intr.v.
in·ter·me·di·at·ed, in·ter·me·di·at·ing, in·ter·me·di·ates (-t)
  1. To act as an intermediary; mediate.
  2. To intervene.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Medieval Latin intermeditus, from Late Latin intermedius : Latin inter-, inter- + Latin medius, middle; see medhyo- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
inter·medi·a·cy(Noun), inter·medi·ate·ly(Adverb), inter·medi·ate·ness(Noun), inter·medi·ation(Noun), inter·medi·ator(Noun)


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