Definitions of "proximate"
  1. Describes the event or fact that is directly linked to or causes an outcome, especially one that could be anticipated, without any intermediate occurrence disrupting the sequence
  2. Refers to something that is quite close or nearby in relation to something else
How to use "proximate" in a sentence
  1. In a negligence lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant's action was the proximate cause of the injury.
  2. In geographical terms, Canada is more proximate to the United States than Mexico.
  3. The severity of the victim's injuries was a direct result of the proximate exposure to the explosion.

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