Definition of obmutescence in English:

obmutescence

noun

  • The state or condition of becoming mute, speechless, or dumb, especially obstinately or wilfully so.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Browne (1605–1682), physician and author. From classical Latin obmūtēscere to become dumb or mute + -ence; compare -escence.

Pronunciation

obmutescence

/ˌɒbmjuːˈtɛsns/