tabescence

tabescent

[tuh-bes-uhnt]
adjective
wasting away; becoming emaciated or consumed.

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

tabescence, noun
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tabescent (təˈbɛsənt)
 
adj
1.  progressively emaciating; wasting away
2.  of, relating to, or having tabes
 
[C19: from Latin tābēscere, from tabes]
 
ta'bescence
 
n

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