Definition of caducity in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈdjuːsɪti/


[mass noun]
1 archaic The infirmity of old age; senility: my father was attacked with symptoms of caducity
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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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