A gradual loss of flesh due to disease.
a wasting away; a gradual losing of flesh by disease
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tab-ē-fak′shun, n. a wasting away from disease.—v.t. Tab′efy, to emaciate.—v.i. to lose flesh, to waste away.—ns. Tā′bes, a gradual wasting away; Tabes′cence.—adjs. Tabes′cent; Tabet′ic; Tab′ic; Tab′id.—adv. Tab′idly.—n. Tab′idness.—adj. Tabif′ic, causing tabes.—n. Tab′itude, state of one affected with tabes.—Tabes dorsalis, the same as locomotor ataxia. [L. tabes, a wasting, tabēre, to waste away.]
The numerical value of tabefaction in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of tabefaction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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