Definition of abient in English:

abient

adjective

Psychology
  • Designating a response of withdrawal from or avoidance of a stimulus; characterized by or exhibiting such a response; avoidant. Opposed to adient.

    adient

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Edwin Holt (1873–1946). From classical Latin abient-, abiēns, present participle of abīre to depart from ab- + īre to go.

Pronunciation:

abient

/ˈabɪənt/