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- n. The condition of being latescent; obscurity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slight withdrawal from view or knowledge.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality or condition of being latescent; the state of becoming obscured or lost to view.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
In other words it is the negative quality of passiveness either in recoverable latency or insipient latescence.