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frăcesco , fracŭi, 3,
I.v. inch. n. [FRACEO; v. fraces and FRACEBUNT], to become soft or mellow, to rot, spoil: “olea lecta si nimium diu fuit in acervis, caldore fracescit, et oleum foetidum fit,Varr. R. R. 55, 5 sq.; so, “oleum,becomes rancid, Col. 1, 6, 18: (terram cretosam) sinito quatriduum fracescat; “ubi bene fracuerit, rutro concidito,to become soft, tractable, Cato, R. R. 128.
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