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tabescent

[ tuh-bes-uhnt ]

adjective

  1. wasting away; becoming emaciated or consumed.


tabescent

/ təˈbɛsənt /

adjective

  1. progressively emaciating; wasting away
  2. of, relating to, or having tabes


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Derived Forms

  • taˈbescence, noun

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Other Words From

  • ta·bescence noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tabescent1

1885–90; < Latin tābēscent- (stem of tābēscēns ), present participle of tābēscere to waste away. See tabes, -escent

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tabescent1

C19: from Latin tābēscere, from tabes

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