succumbence

noun

suc·​cum·​bence
səˈkəmbən(t)s
variants or succumbency
-nsē
plural succumbences or succumbencies
: the act or process of succumbing

Word History

Etymology

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 24 Jun. 2024.

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