tabescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin tabescens, present participle of tabescere

Adjective[edit]

tabescent (comparative more tabescent, superlative most tabescent)

  1. Wasting away, or becoming emaciated. [from 19th c.]
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 42:
      He is weak and stinking, tabescent, at the far edge of hope.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

tābēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of tābēscō