Definition of Agonizant in English:


Pronunciation /ˌaɡəˈnʌɪz(ə)nt/


(also Agonisant)
Christian Church
  • A member of a religious order founded in 1586 by St Camillus de Lellis and dedicated to caring for the sick and ministering to the dying.


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Simon Wilson (fl. 1670). From Italian agonizzante person who is dying, use as noun of agonizzante, present participle of agonizzare.