T t


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [tey-beez]
    • /ˈteɪ biz/
    • /ˈteɪ.biːz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tey-beez]
    • /ˈteɪ biz/

Definitions of tabes word

  • noun tabes a gradually progressive emaciation. 1
  • noun tabes tabes dorsalis. 1
  • noun tabes a wasting of a bodily organ or part 0
  • noun tabes any wasting or atrophy due to disease 0
  • noun tabes tabes dorsalis 0

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Origin of tabes

First appearance:

before 1645
One of the 44% oldest English words
1645-55; < Latin tābēs wasting, decay, akin to tābēre to waste away

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Parts of speech for Tabes


tabes popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for tabes

noun tabes

  • anorexia — Anorexia or anorexia nervosa is an illness in which a person has an overwhelming fear of becoming fat, and so refuses to eat enough and becomes thinner and thinner.
  • haggardness — having a gaunt, wasted, or exhausted appearance, as from prolonged suffering, exertion, or anxiety; worn: the haggard faces of the tired troops.
  • marasmus — malnutrition occurring in infants and young children, caused by insufficient intake of calories or protein and characterized by thinness, dry skin, poor muscle development, and irritability.
  • emaciation — The state of being abnormally thin or weak.
  • wasting — not used or in use: waste energy; waste talents.

Top questions with tabes

  • what is tabes dorsalis?

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