obmutescence

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

Definition of obmutescence

: a becoming or keeping silent or mute

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History and Etymology for obmutescence

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

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“Obmutescence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obmutescence. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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