Sunday, 8 January 2012

Entry:   presbyopic (adj.)

Definition: Affected with presbyopia; of or relating to presbyopia.  But what is presbyopia (n.)?  Deterioration of near vision occurring with advancing age, owing to increasing rigidity of the lens of the eye with reduction in the power of accommodation.  A-ha!   

Other:   Our very own DWF/IJ gets mention in the usages!

1996    D. F. Wallace Infinite Jest 11   Her lowering face with its presbyopic squint.

SNOOT score:  2

Page:  11

Source:  Oxford English Dictionary (both)

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