inducer :

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  • n  an agent capable of activating specific genes
  • n  someone who tries to persuade or induce or lead on

  • But inducers were virtually abandoned when they proved largely ineffective and, on occasion, highly toxic.
  • Only a foolhardy or a thoroughly self-confident novelist would risk such a potential yawn inducer, and Peter Ackroyd decidedly belongs in the second category.
  • Its plot, after all, places military intelligence, the archetype of self-contradictions, in opposition to another giggle inducer, journalistic ethics.

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