archaic persistent silence
[C17: from Latin obmūtescere to become mute]
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obmutescence, obmutescent - Obmutescence is the act of becoming mute or silent—usually a stubborn, willful act; if you are inclined to silence, you are obmutescent.
See also related terms for silence.
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Obsolete, loss of speech or the act of keeping silence.See also: Speech
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