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măcesco , ĕre,
I.v. inch. n. [maceo], to grow lean or thin, to become meagre (anteand post-Aug.): “(apes) propter laborem asperantur et macescunt,Varr. R. R. 3, 16; 1, 55, 1: “constat, arva segetibus ejus (hordei) macescere,become poor, Col. 2, 9, 14: “feminis bubus demitur (cibus), quod macescentes melius concipere dicuntur,Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 17: “tuo maerore maceror, Macesco, consenesco et tabesco miser,Plaut. Capt. 1, 2, 31.
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