Tabescent Ta*bes"cent, a. [L. tabescens wasting, p. pr. of tabescere.] Withering, or wasting away. [1913 Webster]

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  • tabescent — tabescence, n. /teuh bes euhnt/, adj. wasting away; becoming emaciated or consumed. [1885 90; < L tabescent (s. of tabescens), prp. of tabescere to waste away. See TABES, ESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • tabescent — adjective see tabes * * * tabescent, a. (təˈbɛsənt) [ad. L. tābēscentem, pr. pple. of tābēscĕre, inceptive of tābēre to waste away: see escent.] Wasting away. in Billings Nat. Med. Dict. in Syd. Soc. Lex. So taˈbescence, emaciation. in Billings …   Useful english dictionary

  • tabescent — adjective Wasting away, or becoming emaciated. See Also: tabescence …   Wiktionary

  • tabescent — Characteristic of tabes. [L. tabesco, to waste away, fr. tabes, a wasting away] * * * ta·bes·cent (tə besґənt) [L. tabescere to waste away] wasting away; see wasting …   Medical dictionary

  • tabescent — adj. wasting away, becoming emaciated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tabescent — ta·bes·cent …   English syllables

  • tabescent — /təˈbɛsənt/ (say tuh besuhnt) adjective wasting away. {Latin tābescens, present participle} –tabescence, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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  • tabescence — See tabescent. * * * …   Universalium

  • contraction — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Shrinking Nouns 1. (becoming smaller) contraction, reduction, diminution; decrease; shrinking, shriveling, atrophy, astringency; emaciation, attenuation, consumption, tabescence; abbreviation. See… …   English dictionary for students

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