the state of being dull; lethargy.
- heb·e·tu·di·nous, adjective
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How to use hebetude in a sentence
Such children, in their mental hebetude and physical degeneracy, suggest a degree of cretinism.Feminism and Sex-Extinction | Arabella Kenealy
There is frequently less mental hebetude or dulness than in ordinary typhoid fever.
As the disease progresses the hebetude becomes more profound and is overcome with greater difficulty.
It is always preceded by an uncomfortable feeling in the head, and pain in the back, mental hebetude, and slight depression.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6) | Havelock Ellis
He has hebetude and some delirium, though not very active; he is deaf.
British Dictionary definitions for hebetude
rare mental dullness or lethargy
- hebetudinous, adjective
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