Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Med.) Affected by tabes; tabetic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective medicine Pertaining to tabes.
  • adjective Wasting away, declining.

Etymologies

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From Latin tabidus, from tabere ‘waste, melt’.

Examples

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  • "Outside, in the sunlight, in the backwash of tabid music from the still-continuing ball, Yvonne waited..."

    - Lowry, Under the Volcano

    June 25, 2011