hebetude

[ heb-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ ˈhɛb ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /

noun

the state of being dull; lethargy.

Origin of hebetude

1615–25; < Late Latin hebetūdō dullness, bluntness, equivalent to Latin hebet- (stem of hebes) dull + -ūdō; see -tude

Related forms

heb·e·tu·di·nous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hebetude

hebetude

/ (ˈhɛbɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

rare mental dullness or lethargy

Derived Forms

hebetudinous, adjective

Word Origin for hebetude

C17: from Late Latin hebetūdō, from Latin hebes blunt
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Medicine definitions for hebetude

hebetude

[ hĕbĭ-tōōd′ ]

n.

Dullness of mind; mental lethargy.

Related forms

heb′e•tudi•nous (-tōōdn-əs) adj.
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