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con-tābesco , tābŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n., to waste away gradually, to be consumed, pine away (very rare).
I. Lit.: cor guttatim contabescit, * Plaut. Merc. 1, 2, 92: Artemisia luctu confecta contabuit, * Cic. Tusc. 3, 31, 75.—*
II. Trop.: “o perfidiosae Fregellae, quam facile scelere vestro contabuistis,Auct. Her. 4, 15, 22.
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    • Plautus, Mercator, 1.2
    • Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes, 3.31
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