aphetic

[ uh-fet-ik ]
/ əˈfɛt ɪk /

adjective

pertaining to or due to aphesis.

Origin of aphetic

1875–80; < Greek áphet(os) freed, discharged (aphe- (see aphesis) + -tos past participle suffix) + -ic

Related forms

a·phet·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·a·phet·ic, adjective
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