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flac·cid / ˈfla(k)səd/ • adj. (of part of the body) soft and hanging loosely or limply, esp. so as to look or feel unpleasant: she took his flaccid hand in hers. ∎  (of plant tissue) drooping or inelastic through lack of water. ∎ fig. lacking force or effectiveness: the flaccid leadership campaign was causing concern. DERIVATIVES: flac·cid·i·ty / fla(k)ˈsidətē/ n. flac·cid·ly adv.

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flaccid (in botany) Describing plant tissue that has become soft and less rigid than normal because the cytoplasm within its cells has shrunk and contracted away from the cell walls through loss of water (see plasmolysis).

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flaccid (flak-sid) adj.
1. flabby and lacking in firmness.

2. characterized by a decrease in or absence of muscle tone (e.g. f. paralysis).
flaccidity (flak-sid-iti) n.

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flaccid XVII. — F. flaccide or L. flaccidus, f. flaccus flabby; see -ID1.

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flaccid Wilted (see wilting). The state of cells when they are short of water.

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flaccid Wilted (see WILTING). The state of cells when they are short of water.

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