from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to tabes.
  • adj. Wasting away, declining.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Affected by tabes; tabetic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or affected with tabes; losing flesh, weight, or strength; thin; wasted by disease; marcid.


From Latin tabidus, from tabere ‘waste, melt’. (Wiktionary)



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