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flaccid

[ flas-id, flak-sid ]
/ ˈflæs ɪd, ˈflæk sɪd /
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adjective
soft and limp; not firm; flabby: flaccid biceps.
lacking force; weak: flaccid prose.
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Origin of flaccid

First recorded in 1620–30; from Latin flaccidus “flabby, drooping,” equivalent to flacc(ēre) “to grow weak, languish” + -idus -id4

OTHER WORDS FROM flaccid

flac·cid·i·ty [fla-sid-i-tee, flak-], /flæˈsɪd ɪ ti, flæk-/, flac·cid·ness, nounflac·cid·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for flaccid

flaccid
/ (ˈflæksɪd, ˈflæs-) /

adjective
lacking firmness; soft and limp; flabby

Derived forms of flaccid

flaccidity or flaccidness, nounflaccidly, adverb

Word Origin for flaccid

C17: from Latin flaccidus, from flaccus
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Medical definitions for flaccid

flaccid
[ flăssĭd, flăkĭd ]

adj.
Lacking firmness, resilience, or muscle tone.

Other words from flaccid

flac•cidi•ty (-sĭdĭ-tē) n.
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