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flaccid


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flaccid  \Flac"cid\,  a.  [L.  flaccidus  fr  flaccus  flabby:  cf 
  OF  flaccide.] 
  Yielding  to  pressure  for  want  of  firmness  and  stiffness;  soft 
  and  weak;  limber;  lax;  drooping;  flabby;  as  a  flaccid 
  muscle;  flaccid  flesh. 
 
  Religious  profession  .  .  .  has  become  flacced.  --I. 
  Taylor. 
  --  {Flac"cid*ly},  adv  --  {Flac"cid*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flaccid 
  adj  1:  lacking  in  strength  or  firmness  or  resilience;  "flaccid 
  muscles";  "took  his  lax  hand  in  hers";  "gave  a  limp 
  handshake";  "a  limp  gesture  as  if  waving  away  all 
  desire  to  know"  G.K.Chesterton;  "a  slack  grip"  [syn:  {lax}, 
  {limp},  {slack}] 
  2:  lacking  firmness  or  stiffness;  "flabby  around  the  middle"; 
  "flaccid  cheeks"  [syn:  {flabby}] 




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