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hesitancy

[hez-i-tuh n-see] /ˈhɛz ɪ tən si/
noun, plural hesitancies.
1.
hesitation; indecision or disinclination.
Also, hesitance.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin haesitantia. See hesitant, -ancy
Related forms
prehesitancy, noun, plural prehesitancies.
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Word Origin and History for prehesitancy

hesitancy

n.

1610s, from Latin haesitantia "action of stammering," from haesitantem (nominative haesitans) "stammering," present participle of haesitare (see hesitation).

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prehesitancy in Medicine

hesitancy hes·i·tan·cy (hěz'ĭ-tən-sē)
n.
An involuntary delay or inability in starting the urinary stream.

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