Te*nu"i*ty (?), n. [L. tenuitas, from tenuis thin: cf. F. t'enuit'e. See Tenuous.]

1.

The quality or state of being tenuous; thinness, applied to a broad substance; slenderness, applied to anything that is long; as, the tenuity of a leaf; the tenuity of a hair.

2.

Rarily; rareness; thinness, as of a fluid; as, the tenuity of the air; the tenuity of the blood.

Bacon.

3.

Poverty; indigence.

[Obs.]

Eikon Basilike.

4.

Refinement; delicacy.

 

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