Tabefaction Tab`e*fac"tion, n. [See {Tabefy}.] A wasting away; a gradual losing of flesh by disease. [1913 Webster]

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  • tabefaction — /tab i fakˈshən/ (pathology; rare) noun Wasting away, emaciation ORIGIN: L tābēs wasting away, and facere to do • • • tabˈefy transitive verb and intransitive verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • tabefaction — noun A gradual loss of flesh due to disease …   Wiktionary

  • tabefaction — n. Emaciation (by tabes), wasting away …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tabefaction —   n. emaciation …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • ta|bes|cence — «tuh BEHS uhns», noun. = tabefaction. (Cf. ↑tabefaction) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Contraction — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Contraction >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 contraction contraction reduction diminution Sgm: N 1 decrease decrease &c. 36 of size Sgm: N 1 defalcation defalcation decrement Sgm: N 1 lessening …   English dictionary for students

  • emaciation — n. Leanness, lankness, meagreness, wasting away, pining away, tabes, tabefaction …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tabefy — tabˈefy transitive verb and intransitive verb • • • Main Entry: ↑tabefaction …   Useful english dictionary

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