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tabescent

[tuh-bes-uh nt] /təˈbɛs ənt/
adjective
1.
wasting away; becoming emaciated or consumed.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Latin tābēscent- (stem of tābēscēns), present participle of tābēscere to waste away. See tabes, -escent
Related forms
tabescence, noun
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tabescent

/təˈbɛsənt/
adjective
1.
progressively emaciating; wasting away
2.
of, relating to, or having tabes
Derived Forms
tabescence, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin tābēscere, from tabes
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