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EtymologyEdit

absinthe +‎ -an

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absinthean (not comparable)

  1. (rare) Alternative form of absinthian (pertaining to absinthe).
    • 1911, Arthur Ruhl, The Visit of Mme. Simone, in Collier's, volume 48, page 63:
      [...] rather than the bizarre, green-complexioned “artiste” of absinthean romance.
    • (Can we date this quote?), James Agate, The Contemporary Theatre, 1923-1944-45, volume 3, page 220:
      Having supped the season's fill of absinthean and dopish horror, the playgoer may now, if he likes, take the milk-and-watery way to bed. Fortunately, there are other ways of enjoying oneself in the theatre besides just listening to the play.
    • 1985, Coral Lansbury, The old brown dog: women, workers, and vivisection in Edwardian England, apparently quoting Charles Robert Richet:
      The unfortunate dog will, during ten minutes, have had an attack of intoxication and absinthean epilepsy; but at the end of an hour he will have recovered completely.

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