expavesco

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ex + pavēscō (I begin to fear).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active expavēscō, present infinitive expavēscere, perfect active expāvī (no passive)

  1. I become very frightened
  2. I shrink/shy away from
    • 1832, Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos
      Procul dubio expavissetis ad solitudinem vestram […]
      Undoubtedly, you would have become very frightened by your solitude […]

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