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hebetude

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noun heb·e·tude \ˈhe-bə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of hebetude

heb·e·tu·di·nous play \ˌhe-bə-ˈtü-dən-əs, -ˈtyü-\ adjective


Examples of hebetude

  1. <faced with a class forever enveloped in a miasma of apathy and intellectual hebetude, the professor had little hope of kindling an interest in medieval European history>



Origin of hebetude

Late Latin hebetudo, from hebēre to be dull; akin to Latin hebes dull


First Known Use: circa 1621


Medical Dictionary

hebetude

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noun heb·e·tude \ˈheb-ə-ˌt(y)üd\

Medical Definition of hebetude

  1. :  the absence of mental alertness and affect (as in schizophrenia)




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