Definition of caducity in English:


Syllabification: ca·du·ci·ty
Pronunciation: /kəˈd(y)o͞ositē


  • 1The infirmity of old age; senility.
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    • The experiments prove that the rate of inhibiting caducity is more than 90% and it can make the rat of 15 months age reach biochemical level of 3 month's age after administrating royal jelly.
    • Many women will consider cutting down after they are at the age of thirty and begin to have the evidence of caducity with more and more splashes and wrinkles.
    • The botanist, who studied the phenomenon of the caducity of blossom and young nuclei in plum trees, distinguishes three stages of this falling off of the nuclei.
  • 1.1 literary Frailty or transitory nature: read these books and reflect on their caducity
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    • This incomplete elaboration leaves the feeling of caducity as a remainder.
    • These intimations of mortality triggered in him a ‘consciousness of my very caducity’ (writer's note: caducity is ‘the quality of being transitory or perishable’).
    • And what is rankling me most is since when have I been the type to believe in the caducity of life?


mid 18th century: from French caducité, from caduc, from Latin caducus 'liable to fall', from cadere 'to fall'.

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