presbyopic

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Etymology[edit]

From presbyopia +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹɛzbiˈɒpɪk/, /pɹɛsbiˈɒpɪk/

Adjective[edit]

presbyopic (comparative more presbyopic, superlative most presbyopic)

  1. Affected by or pertaining to presbyopia. [from 19th c.]
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 11:
      the Moms, bent way down to me, hand reaching, her lowering face with its presbyopic squint, suddenly stopped, froze, beginning to I.D. what it was I held out […].

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