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tabescent

[tuh-bes-uh nt]
adjective
  1. wasting away; becoming emaciated or consumed.
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Origin of tabescent

1885–90; < Latin tābēscent- (stem of tābēscēns), present participle of tābēscere to waste away. See tabes, -escent
Related formsta·bes·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tabescent

tabescent

adjective
  1. progressively emaciating; wasting away
  2. of, relating to, or having tabes
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Derived Formstabescence, noun

Word Origin for tabescent

C19: from Latin tābēscere, from tabes
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