senesco

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From seneō (I am old) +‎ -ēscō.

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Verb[edit]

present active senēscō, present infinitive senēscere, perfect active senuī (no passive)

  1. I become aged, grow old, age.
  2. (by extension) I decay or diminish in strength, grow weak, weaken; waste away, wane, decline, dwindle.
  3. (figuratively, of an occupation) I linger too long.

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References[edit]

  • senesco” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.