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cessile

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin cess-, past participle stem of cedere (cede).

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AdjectiveEdit

cessile (comparative more cessile, superlative most cessile)

  1. of the air, yielding
    • 1594: Sa silent is the cessile air. . — Alexander Hume, Of the day Estivall
    • 1922: God’s air, the Allfather’s air, scintillant circumambient cessile air. Breathe it deep into thee. — James Joyce, Ulysses

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