succumbence

noun
suc·​cum·​bence | \ səˈkəmbən(t)s \
variants: or succumbency \ -​nsē \
plural succumbences or succumbencies

Definition of succumbence

: the act or process of succumbing

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History and Etymology for succumbence

succumbence from succumb + -ence; succumbency probably from Medieval Latin succumbentia failure in a cause, from Latin succumbent-, succumbens (present participle of succumbere) + -ia -y

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“Succumbence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/succumbence. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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