sturdy; heavily and strongly built.

Origin of sthenic

First recorded in 1780–90; extracted from asthenic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sthenic



abounding in energy or bodily strength; active or strong

Word Origin for sthenic

C18: from New Latin sthenicus, from Greek sthenos force, on the model of asthenic
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sthenic in Medicine




Strong; active.
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