Definition of tabescent in English:

tabescent

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Pronunciation: /təˈbɛs(ə)nt
 
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adjective

rare
  • Wasting away: he would be made to endure yet again the tabescent trauma of rejection
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    • And in a weak, tabescent period for English language cinema there is another option!
    • At this weak, pale, tabescent moment in the history of American literature, we need a battalion, a brigade, of Zolas to head out into this wild, bizarre, unpredictable, Hog-stomping Baroque country of ours and reclaim it as literary property.
    • The tea was always brewed and he poured with great delicacy, his long and tabescent fingers clasping the handle of the silver teapot.

Origin

late 19th century: from Latin tabescent- 'beginning to waste away', from the verb tabescere, from tabere 'waste away'.

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