Tenuity

Te*nu"i*ty

(?), n. [L. tenuitas, from tenuis thin: cf. F. tnuit. See Tenuous.] 1. The quality or state of being tenuous; thinness, applied to a broad substance; slenderness, applied to anything that is long; as, the tenuity of a leaf; the tenuity of a hair.
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2. Rarily; rareness; thinness, as of a fluid; as, the tenuity of the air; the tenuity of the blood. Bacon.
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3. Poverty; indigence. [Obs.] Eikon Basilike.
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4. Refinement; delicacy.
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