immarcescible

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle French inmarcessible (1482), later immarcescible (that does not shrivel" or "that does not perish), from Latin immarcescibilis (unfading).

Adjective[edit]

immarcescible (comparative more immarcescible, superlative most immarcescible)

  1. (rare) Permanent, enduring; that does not perish.
    • 1989, Kathleen Raine, Selected Poems, "Hieros Gamos", p.103:
      I did not think to see them once again, / For what could bring into an old woman's dream / Canova's immarcescible marble lovers?

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

immarcescible

  1. immarcescible

References[edit]

  • Centre National de Ressources Textuelles et Lexicales (CNRTL) immarcescible

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