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From Latin adscitus, from past participle of adscisco (“admit”).
adscititious (comparative more adscititious, superlative most adscititious)
- Derived or acquired from something extrinsic; not part of the real, inherent, or essential nature of a thing.
- 1843, Carlyle, Thomas, “XVII: The Beginnings”, in Past and Present, book 2:
- When the poor man’s integuments, no longer nourished from within, become dead skin, mere adscititious leather and callosity, wearing thicker and thicker, uglier and uglier; […] — yes then, you may say, his usefulness once more is quite obstructed; […] it is time that he take to bed, and prepare for departure, which cannot now be distant!
- See also Thesaurus:extrinsic