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From ad- (to, towards, at) +‎ edō (eat).



adedō (present infinitive adedere, perfect active adēdī, supine adēsum); third conjugation

  1. I begin to eat, bite, nibble (at), gnaw.
  2. I consume entirely, eat up.
  3. (figuratively) I exhaust, wear down; scorch; erode; squander.


Note that the perfect active indicative third person singular, adēdit has the alternative form adest

   Conjugation of adedō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adedō adedis adedit adedimus adeditis adedunt
imperfect adedēbam adedēbās adedēbat adedēbāmus adedēbātis adedēbant
future adedam adedēs adedet adedēmus adedētis adedent
perfect adēdī adēdistī adēdit adēdimus adēdistis adēdērunt, adēdēre
pluperfect adēderam adēderās adēderat adēderāmus adēderātis adēderant
future perfect adēderō adēderis adēderit adēderimus adēderitis adēderint
passive present adedor adederis, adedere adeditur adedimur adediminī adeduntur
imperfect adedēbar adedēbāris, adedēbāre adedēbātur adedēbāmur adedēbāminī adedēbantur
future adedar adedēris, adedēre adedētur adedēmur adedēminī adedentur
perfect adēsus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect adēsus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect adēsus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adedam adedās adedat adedāmus adedātis adedant
imperfect adederem adederēs adederet adederēmus adederētis adederent
perfect adēderim adēderīs adēderit adēderīmus adēderītis adēderint
pluperfect adēdissem adēdissēs adēdisset adēdissēmus adēdissētis adēdissent
passive present adedar adedāris, adedāre adedātur adedāmur adedāminī adedantur
imperfect adederer adederēris, adederēre adederētur adederēmur adederēminī adederentur
perfect adēsus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect adēsus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present adede adedite
future adeditō adeditō adeditōte adeduntō
passive present adedere adediminī
future adeditor adeditor adeduntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives adedere adēdisse adēsūrum esse adedī adēsum esse adēsum īrī
participles adedēns adēsūrus adēsus adedendus, adedundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
adedendī adedendō adedendum adedendō adēsum adēsū

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