Absume
Absume Ab*sume" ([a^]b*s[=u]m"), v. t. [L. absumere, absumptum; ab + sumere to take.] To consume gradually; to waste away. [Obs.] --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • absume — transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin absumere, from ab ab (I) + sumere to take more at consume obsolete : to consume gradually …   Useful english dictionary

  • Absumption — Ab*sump tion ([a^]b*s[u^]mp sh[u^]n; 215), n. [L. absumptio. See {Absume}.] Act of wasting away; a consuming; extinction. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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