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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (brief)
a. momentary
El destello de la estrella fue instantáneo, y no llegué a tiempo a verlo.The twinkle of the star was momentary, and I didn't arrive in time to see it.
2. (quick)
a. instantaneous
El alivio al quitarme los tacones fue instantáneo.The relief I felt after taking off my heels was instantaneous.
b. immediate
Espero que el efecto de la pastilla sea instantáneo porque me duele mucho el diente.I hope the effect of the pill is immediate because my tooth hurts a lot.
c. instant
Las respuestas del candidato a nuestras preguntas fueron instantáneas, como si las hubiera preparado por adelantado.The candidate's responses to our questions were instant, as though he had prepared them ahead of time.
3. (soluble)
a. instant
Mi padre detesta el café instantáneo. Prefiere molerlo él.My father hates instant coffee. He prefers to grind it himself.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (momentáneo)
a. momentary
2. (rápido)
a. instantaneous
provoca una reacción instantáneait gets an immediate reaction
3. (café)
a. instant
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[+respuesta, comunicación] instantaneous; [+acceso, éxito, fracaso] instant
café instantáneo instant coffee
puré de patata instantáneo
la bala le produjo la muerte instantánea the bullet killed him instantly
el choque de la motocicleta contra el autobús causó la muerte instantánea del Policía Municipal
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "instantáneo"
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mensajero instantáneo
instant messenger
usaste el mensajero instantáneo anteayer
did you used instant messenger the day before yesterday
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