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Absence of thirst; lack or loss of the desire to drink; reluctance or refusal to drink.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in George Motherby (d. 1793), physician. From scientific Latin adipsia, specific use of post-classical Latin adipsia from ancient Greek ἄδιψος lacking thirst + classical Latin -ia.
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