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Sthenic

[sTHen-ik]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Greek, late 18th century

1.

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."

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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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