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hebetude

[heb-i-tood, -tyood]
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noun
  1. the state of being dull; lethargy.
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Origin of hebetude

1615–25; < Late Latin hebetūdō dullness, bluntness, equivalent to Latin hebet- (stem of hebes) dull + -ūdō; see -tude
Related formsheb·e·tu·di·nous, adjective
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hebetude

noun
  1. rare mental dullness or lethargy
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Derived Formshebetudinous, adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin hebetūdō, from Latin hebes blunt
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Word Origin and History for hebetude

n.

1620s, from Latin hebetudo, noun of quality from hebes "blunt, dull," of unknown origin. Related: Hebetate (v.); hebetation; hebetudinous.

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hebetude in Medicine

hebetude

(hĕbĭ-tōōd′)
n.
  1. Dullness of mind; mental lethargy.
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Related formsheb′e•tudi•nous (-tōōdn-əs) adj.
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