ad absurdum

ad ab·​sur·​dum | \ ¦ad-əb-ˈsər-dəm \

Definition of ad absurdum

: to the point of absurdity not slavishly imitate it ad absurdum— Frank Weitenkampf

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First Known Use of ad absurdum

1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ad absurdum

borrowed from Latin

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“Ad absurdum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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