Wasting away.‘he would be made to endure yet again the tabescent trauma of rejection’
- ‘The tea was always brewed and he poured with great delicacy, his long and tabescent fingers clasping the handle of the silver teapot.’
- ‘And in a weak, tabescent period for English language cinema there is another option!’
- ‘At this weak, pale, tabescent moment in the history of American literature, we need a battalion, a brigade, of Zolas to head out into this wild, bizarre, unpredictable, Hog-stomping Baroque country of ours and reclaim it as literary property.’
Late 19th century: from Latin tabescent- ‘beginning to waste away’, from the verb tabescere, from tabere ‘waste away’.
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