[ tuh-bes-uhnt ]
/ təˈbɛs ənt /
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wasting away; becoming emaciated or consumed.
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British Dictionary definitions for tabescent
/ (təˈbɛsənt) /
progressively emaciating; wasting away
of, relating to, or having tabes
Derived forms of tabescenttabescence, noun
Word Origin for tabescent
C19: from Latin tābēscere, from tabes
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