• (British)
    • (adjective, noun) IPA: /ɪntə(ɹ)ˈmidi.ət/
    • (verb) IPA: /ɪntə(ɹ)ˈmidˌieɪt/
  • (America)
    • (adjective, noun) enPR: ĭn-tər-mē'dē-ət, IPA: /ˌɪntɚˈmidi.ət/
    • (verb) IPA: /ˌɪntɚˈmidieɪt/


  1. Being between two extremes, or in the middle of a range.
    • 1749, [John Cleland], “(Please specify the letter or volume)”, in Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure [Fanny Hill], London: Printed [by Thomas Parker] for G. Fenton [i.e., Fenton and Ralph Griffiths] […], OCLC 731622352 ↗:
      which covered his belly to the navel and gave it the air of a flesh brush; and soon I felt it joining close to mine, when he had drove the nail up to the head, and left no partition but the intermediate hair on both sides.
Synonyms Translations Noun

intermediate (plural intermediates)

  1. Anything in an intermediate position.
  2. An intermediary.
  3. (chemistry) Any substance formed as part of a series of chemical reactions that is not the end-product.
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  • German: Zwischenprodukt

intermediate (intermediates, present participle intermediating; past and past participle intermediated)

  1. (intransitive) To mediate, to be an intermediate.
  2. (transitive) To arrange, in the manner of a broker.
    Central banks need to regulate the entities that intermediate monetary transactions.

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