noun ob·mu·tes·cence \ˌäbmyəˈtesən(t)s\

Definition of obmutescence

  1. :  a becoming or keeping silent or mute

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Origin and Etymology of obmutescence

Latin obmutescere to become mute (from ob- to, toward + mutescere to become mute, from mutus mute) + English -ence — more at ob-, mute

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