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English definition of “instant”

instant

adjective     /ˈɪn.stənt/
B2 happening immediately , without any delay : This type of account offers you instant access to your money . Contrary to expectations , the film was an instant success .Immediately Instant food or drink is dried , usually in the form of a powder , and can be prepared very quickly by adding hot water : instant coffee / soup Various qualities of food
(Definition of instant adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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