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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Marked by excessive vitality or nervous energy.

Usage examples (29)
  • This state is called sthenic diathesis or disease.
  • When the phenomena are marked it is termed sthenic; when less distinct, as the result of a broken-down and feeble constitution in the animal, it is called asthenic.
  • The inflammatory state has been called the acute rheumatism, and the other, the chronic rheumatism; I would, however, prefer the terms sthenic and asthenic rheumatism.
  • This state, which is called sthenic diathesis, is often accompanied by a redness, swelling, pain, and increased heat of some particular part: these symptoms constitute... for more
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