1. Noun.  A very short period of time; a moment.
  2. Noun.  A single, usually precise, point in time.
  3. Noun.  An instant beverage or food, especially instant coffee.
  4. Noun.  The current month (''abbreviated as'': inst.).
  5. Adjective.  Impending; imminent.
  6. Adjective.  Urgent; pressing; acute.
  7. Adjective.  Occurring immediately; immediate; present.
  8. Adjective.  Lasting for a short moment; momentary; short-lived.
  9. Adjective.  Very quickly and easily prepared (food or drink), for example '''instant coffee'''.
  10. Adjective.  Of the current month (abbreviation inst.).
  11. Adverb.  (poetic) At once; immediately.

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