Definition of donor in English:

donor

Syllabification: do·nor
Pronunciation: /ˈdōnər
 
/

noun

  • 1A person who donates something, especially money to a fund or charity: an anonymous donor has given $25 [as modifier]: loans from rich donor countries
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    • The charity specializes in using donor money to buy people in developing world animals from cows to camels and everything in between.
    • The bit we like best is the idea that tax relief is available today for money that donors agree to bequeath to charities on their death.
    • The expectation of the donors was that charities receiving the funds would disburse the money to needy victims just as quickly.
    Synonyms
  • 1.1A person who provides blood for transfusion, semen for insemination, or an organ or tissue for transplantation.
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    • Before death, the organ donor received several transfusions of blood products.
    • A device to make the organs of brain-dead donors more suitable for transplant will be evaluated in a government-funded study.
    • The majority of the healthy control subjects were healthy blood donors, and the others were organ transplant donors.
  • 1.2 Chemistry An atom or molecule that provides electrons in forming a coordinate bond.
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    • Nitrates act as donors of nitric oxide, a molecule with a recognized potential for genotoxicity.
    • Carbenes can act as electron donors in chemical reactions.
    • Some of the molecules are donors and others acceptors.
  • 1.3 Physics An impurity atom in a semiconductor that contributes a conducting electron to the material.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French doneur, from Latin donator, from donare 'give'.

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