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Meaning of OBMUTESCENCE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ob`mu*tes"cence\ ([o^]b`m[-u]*t[e^]s"sens), n. [L.
obmutescens, p. pr of obmutescere to become dumb; ob (see
{Ob-}) + mutescere to grow dumb, fr. mutus dumb.]
1. A becoming dumb; loss of speech. --Sir T. Browne.

2. A keeping silent or mute. --Paley.

 

 

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