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Word of the day: Sthenic

Sthenic

[sTHen-ik]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Greek, late 18th century

Of or having a high or excessive level of strength and energy.

Examples of sthenic in a sentence

"The patient was fairly sthenic for someone who had surgery recently."

"Certain medications can make people feel sthenic."

About Sthenic

This word stems from the Greek “sthenos,” meaning “strength.”

Did you Know?

Sometimes used as a synonym for “sthenic,” “pyknic” means “characterized by shortness of stature, broadness of girth, and powerful muscularity.”

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