Pronounced: cry-oh-FIL-ick, adj

Notes: I should have known the meaning; maybe you’ve worked it out?

Yesterday’s word

The word senesce means “to grow old or decay”

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

As I noted yesterday, I was aware of a related word from my reading: senescence. It is the noun form of our word. Our word comes the the Latin word senescere (to grow old), which came from senex (old).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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