obmutescence

noun

ob·​mu·​tes·​cence
ˌäbmyəˈtesᵊn(t)s
: a becoming or keeping silent or mute

Word History

Etymology

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 21 Jul. 2024.

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