aphetic

[ uh-fet-ik ]
/ əˈfɛt ɪk /

adjective Historical Linguistics.

pertaining to or due to aphesis.

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Origin of aphetic

First recorded in 1875–80; from Greek áphet(os) “freed, discharged” (aphe- + -tos past participle suffix) + -ic;see aphesis

OTHER WORDS FROM aphetic

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