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catabasis

[ kuh-tab-uh-sis ]
/ kəˈtæb ə sɪs /
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noun, plural ca·tab·a·ses [kuh-tab-uh-seez]. /kəˈtæb əˌsiz/.
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British Dictionary definitions for catabasis

catabasis
/ (kəˈtæbəsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
a descent or downward movement
the decline of a disease

Derived forms of catabasis

catabatic (ˌkætəˈbætɪk), adjective
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