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mădesco , dŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n. [madeo], to become moist or wet (poet. and in post-Aug. prose).
I. Lit.: “semiusta madescunt Robora,Verg. A. 5, 697: tellus Nubibus assi duis pluvioque madescit ab austro, Ov. M. 1, 66: “multā terra madescit aquā,id. F. 6, 198: nec madescimus nisi umore, * Quint. 6, 2, 28: spectare oportet, num tempora paulum madescant, become moist, i. e. perspire, Cels. 3, 6 med.Poet.: “quibus invito maduerunt sanguine dextrae,have killed, Val. Fl. 3, 391; cf.: “nati maduere paterno Sanguine,Luc. 2, 149.—*
B. In partic., to get drunk, become intoxicated: “quem (Chrysippum) cotidie ferunt madescere solitum,Front. de Fer. Als. 3 Mai.—
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