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English definition of “thereby”

thereby

adverb     /ˌðeəˈbaɪ/ US  /ˌðer-/ formal or old-fashioned
C1 as a result of this action : Diets that are high in saturated fat clog up our arteries , thereby reduc ing the blood flow to our hearts and brains .Connecting words joining words or phrases with similar or related meanings
(Definition of thereby adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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