nüchtern

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German nuohturn, from Latin nocturnus (nocturnal).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈnʏçtɐn/
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  • Hyphenation: nüch‧tern

Adjective[edit]

nüchtern (comparative nüchterner, superlative am nüchternsten)

  1. sober (not drunk; serious, not playful or passionate)
  2. (medicine) with an empty stomach
    Bitte kommen Sie nüchtern zur Untersuchung.
    Please do not eat anything before the examination.
  3. matter-of-fact, unemotional

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