noun, plural cra·ses [krey-seez]. /ˈkreɪ siz/. Archaic.
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Origin of crasis
Words nearby crasis
Example sentences from the Web for crasis
For the Irascible passions do follow the temper of the heart, but the concupiscible distractions the crasis of the liver.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)|Thomas Browne
The prevailing intermittent fevers, he says, gave place to a new epidemic depending upon a manifest crasis of the air.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)|Charles Creighton
Nevertheless, he was led to surmise a crasis of the two sexes in persons subject to sexual inversion.A Problem in Modern Ethics|John Addington Symonds
Other examples of lengthening are 'bathos', 'pathos', while the long quantity is of course kept in 'colon' and 'crasis'.Society for Pure English Tract 4|John Sargeaunt
The due combination of these was known as crasis, and existed in health.Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine|James Sands Elliott