Tabefy
Tabefy Tab"e*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tabefied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tabefying}.] [L. tabere to waste away + -fy: cf. L. tabefacere to melt.] To cause to waste gradually, to emaciate. [R.] --Harvey. [1913 Webster]

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

  • Tabefied — Tabefy Tab e*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tabefied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tabefying}.] [L. tabere to waste away + fy: cf. L. tabefacere to melt.] To cause to waste gradually, to emaciate. [R.] Harvey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tabefying — Tabefy Tab e*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tabefied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tabefying}.] [L. tabere to waste away + fy: cf. L. tabefacere to melt.] To cause to waste gradually, to emaciate. [R.] Harvey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tabefaction — Tab e*fac tion, n. [See {Tabefy}.] A wasting away; a gradual losing of flesh by disease. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tabefical — erron. f. tabifical (infl. by tabefy) …   Useful english dictionary

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