Progressively wasting away.
Origin of tabescentLatin tab&emacron;sc&emacron;ns, tab&emacron;scent-, present participle of tab&emacron;scere, to waste away, inchoative of tab&emacron;re, from tab&emacron;s, a wasting away.
(comparative more tabescent, superlative most tabescent)
- Wasting away, or becoming emaciated. [from 19th c.]
From Latin tabescens, present participle of tabescere