Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Gradually decreasing; past the acme, or crisis, as a distemper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Gradually decreasing; past the acme, or crisis, as a distemper.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having passed the culmination or crisis; gradually declining: said of a disease which is progressing to recovery, or of the vital processes in old age.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek. See para- and acme. (Wiktionary)

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