Definition of Agonizant in English:

Agonizant

(also Agonisant)

noun

Christian Church
  • A member of a religious order founded in 1586 by St Camillus de Lellis and dedicated to caring for the sick and ministering to the dying.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Simon Wilson (fl. 1670). From Italian agonizzante person who is dying, use as noun of agonizzante, present participle of agonizzare.

Pronunciation

Agonizant

/ˌaɡəˈnʌɪz(ə)nt/