Ob`mu*tes"cence (?), n. [L. obmutescens, p.pr of obmutescere to become dumb; ob (see Ob-) + mutescere to grow dumb, fr. mutus dumb.]

1.

A becoming dumb; loss of speech.

Sir T. Browne.

2.

A keeping silent or mute.

Paley.

 

© Webster 1913.

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