Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. Abhorring; detesting; having or showing abhorrence; loathing; hence, strongly opposed to; as, abhorrent thoughts. "The persons most abhorrent from blood and treason." (Burke) "The arts of pleasure in despotic courts I spurn abhorrent." (Clover) 2. Contrary or repugnant; discordant; inconsistent; followed by to. "Injudicious profanation, so abhorrent to our stricter principles." 3. Detestable. "Pride, abhorrent as it is." Origin: L. Abhorens, -rentis, p. Pr. Of abhorrere. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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