[ heb-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ ˈhɛb ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM hebetudeheb·e·tu·di·nous, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for hebetude
By some magic of duty, he had contrived to give his usually hebetudinous features an expression of enthusiasm.Within the Law|Marvin Dana
British Dictionary definitions for hebetude
/ (ˈhɛbɪˌtjuːd) /
rare mental dullness or lethargy
Derived forms of hebetudehebetudinous, adjective
Word Origin for hebetude
C17: from Late Latin hebetūdō, from Latin hebes blunt
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Medical definitions for hebetude
[ hĕb′ĭ-tōōd′ ]
Dullness of mind; mental lethargy.
Other words from hebetudeheb′e•tu′di•nous (-tōōd′n-əs) adj.
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