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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/soupVarious qualities of food
(Definition of instant adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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