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pathetic

Pronunciation: pa-thet'ik

Definition:

  1. Denoting cranial nerve IV (pathetic nerve), the trochlear nerve.
  2. Denoting that which arouses sorrow or pity.

[G. pathetikos, relating to the feelings]

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