Definition of resipiscent in English:

resipiscent

adjective

rare, literary
  • That returns to sanity, or to one's senses.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Fitzedward Hall (1825–1901), oriental scholar and philologist. From classical Latin resipīscent-, resipīscēns, present participle of resipīscere.

Pronunciation

resipiscent

/ˌrɛsɪˈpɪsnt/