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tābĭdus , a, um, adj. tabeo,
I.melting or wasting away, dissolving, decaying, consuming, putrefying, pining away, languishing (perh. not ante-Aug.).
I. Lit.: “nix,Liv. 21, 36: “corruptum et tabidum corpus,Suet. Tib. 51: “ferae,id. Calig. 26: “juvenci,Sen. Oedip. 147: “jecur,id. ib. 358: “mens,Ov. P. 1, 1, 67: “tabidus erro,” i. e. pining for love, Calp. Ecl. 3, 50.—
II. Transf., act., wasting, consuming, corrupting, infectious: “venenum,Tac. A. 12, 66: “vetustas,Ov. P. 4, 8, 49: “pestis,Mart. 1, 79, 1: “lues,Verg. A. 3, 137: “Hecate,Luc. 6, 737: “victus,” i. e. starvation, Sen. Herc. Fur. 691. — Comp., sup., and adv. seem not to occur.
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