presbyopic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From presbyopia +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹɛzbiˈɒpɪk/, /pɹɛsbiˈɒpɪk/

Adjective[edit]

presbyopic ‎(comparative more presbyopic, superlative most presbyopic)

  1. Affected by or pertaining to presbyopia. [from 19th c.]
    • 1996, David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest, Abacus 2013, p. 11:
      the Moms, bent way down to me, hand reaching, her lowering face with its presbyopic squint, suddenly stopped, froze, beginning to I.D. what it was I held out []

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Noun[edit]

presbyopic ‎(plural presbyopics)

  1. An individual who has presbyopia.
    • 2014, Walter J. Kilner, The Human Atmosphere
      These experiments prove that some alteration has taken place in the eye equivalent to a lengthening of the eye, or a shortening of the principal focus, which enables presbyopics to read without glasses.

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