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Adjective
Happening or coming rapidly or immediately
“Not so with e-mail, which combines instant delivery with minimal effort.”
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In urgent need of immediate attention
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“To give such a message to Bosquet was to declare an instant need for some thousands of fresh troops.”
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Presently existing or occurring
“Most true it is indeed, that all of every age, rank, and condition, are surrounded with instant dangers.”
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(of food) Very quickly and easily prepared
“Japanese instant snack noodles hope to dump their junk food status and soar to the higher gastronomical rank of space cuisine.”
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Occurring or done quickly and unexpectedly or without warning
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Relating to the current period of time
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Moving or proceeding with significant speed
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Of or pertaining to the near or immediate future
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Done or taken on the spur of the moment, unexpectedly, or without notice
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Certain to be or do something
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Noun
A very short or brief period of time
“The cheerful ring in his voice disappeared in an instant at the terrible news.”
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A precise or specific moment of time
“Our eyes met, and there was a moment of perfect understanding, an instant of flawless empathy between two Beatle fans.”
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A particular incident, or the time at which it takes place
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(figurative) A temporary break in an activity
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Adverb
In a prompt manner
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“Kitsune grabbed a bag of instant ramen, and started eating the crunchy, uncooked noodles.”
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