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hebetude

[heb-i-tood, -tyood] /ˈhɛb ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
the state of being dull; lethargy.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Late Latin hebetūdō dullness, bluntness, equivalent to Latin hebet- (stem of hebes) dull + -ūdō; see -tude
Related forms
hebetudinous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hebetudinous

hebetude

/ˈhɛbɪˌtjuːd/
noun
1.
(rare) mental dullness or lethargy
Derived Forms
hebetudinous, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin hebetūdō, from Latin hebes blunt
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Word Origin and History for hebetudinous

hebetude

n.

1620s, from Latin hebetudo, noun of quality from hebes "blunt, dull," of unknown origin. Related: Hebetate (v.); hebetation; hebetudinous.

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hebetudinous in Medicine

hebetude heb·e·tude (hěb'ĭ-tōōd', -tyōōd')
n.
Dullness of mind; mental lethargy.


heb'e·tu'di·nous (-tōōd'n-əs, -tyōōd'-) adj.
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