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ex·cip·i·ent

n :  a usu. inert substance (as gum arabic, syrup, lanolin, or starch) that forms a vehicle (as for a drug or antigen) : esp  :  one that in the presence of sufficient liquid gives a medicated mixture the adhesive quality needed for the preparation of pills or tablets .
 
 

 
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