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  • 161To stop the mouth — Stop Stop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stopped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stopping}.] [OE. stoppen, AS. stoppian (in comp.); akin to LG. & D. stoppen, G. stopfen, Icel. stoppa, Sw. stoppa, Dan. stoppe; all probably fr. LL. stopare, stupare, fr. L. stuppa the… …

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  • 162Unsadness — Un*sad ness, n. [From {Unsad}.] Infirmity; weakness. [Obs.] Wyclif. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 163Valetudinarianism — Val e*tu di*na ri*an*ism, n. The condition of a valetudinarian; a state of feeble health; infirmity. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 164Weak — (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[=i]kja to… …

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  • 165Weak conjugation — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 166Weak declension — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 167Weak side — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 168weak sore — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 169weak ulcer — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 170Weaker — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 171Weakest — Weak Weak (w[=e]k), a. [Compar. {Weaker} (w[=e]k [ e]r); superl. {Weakest}.] [OE. weik, Icel. veikr; akin to Sw. vek, Dan. veg soft, flexible, pliant, AS. w[=a]c weak, soft, pliant, D. week, G. weich, OHG. weih; all from the verb seen in Icel. v[ …

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  • 172Weakness — Weak ness, n. 1. The quality or state of being weak; want of strength or firmness; lack of vigor; want of resolution or of moral strength; feebleness. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is a mark of lack of strength or resolution; a fault; a defect.… …

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  • 173debility — noun (plural ties) Etymology: Middle English debilite, from Middle French debilité, from Latin debilitat , debilitas, from debilis, from de de + bilis; akin to Sanskrit bala strength Date: 15th century weakness, infirmity …

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  • 174senility — noun Date: 1791 the quality or state of being senile; specifically the physical and mental infirmity of old age …

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  • 175superannuate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: back formation from superannuated Date: circa 1633 transitive verb 1. to make, declare, or prove obsolete or out of date 2. to retire and pension because of age or infirmity intransitive verb 1. to become retired 2 …

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  • 176decay — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French decaïr, from Late Latin decadere to fall, sink, from Latin de + cadere to fall more at chance Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to decline from a sound or prosperous condition 2. to… …

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  • 177good — I. adjective (better; best) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gōd; akin to Old High German guot good, Middle High German gatern to unite, Sanskrit gadhya what one clings to Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) of a favorable character or …

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  • 178hale — I. adjective Etymology: partly from Middle English (northern) hale, from Old English hāl; partly from Middle English hail, from Old Norse heill more at whole Date: before 12th century free from defect, disease, or infirmity ; sound; also… …

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  • 179well — I. noun Etymology: Middle English welle, from Old English; akin to Old English weallan to bubble, boil, Old High German wella wave, Lithuanian vilnis Date: before 12th century 1. a. an issue of water from the earth ; a pool fed by a spring b.… …

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  • 180Book of Common Prayer — For the novel, see A Book of Common Prayer. Part of a series on the Anglican Communion …

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