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sthenic

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Modern Latin sthenicus, from Ancient Greek σθένος (sthénos, strength).

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sthenic (comparative more sthenic, superlative most sthenic)

  1. (pathology, archaic) Characterised by nervous energy.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 429:
      The resultant outcome of them is in any case what Kant calls a ‘sthenic’ affection [...].

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