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tabescent

[ tuh-bes-uhnt ]
/ təˈbɛs ənt /
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adjective
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

OTHER WORDS FROM tabescent

ta·bes·cence, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for tabescent

tabescent
/ (təˈbɛsənt) /

adjective
progressively emaciating; wasting away
of, relating to, or having tabes

Derived forms of tabescent

tabescence, noun

Word Origin for tabescent

C19: from Latin tābēscere, from tabes
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