\\ˈlēthēən, lə̇ˈth-, lēˈth-\ adjective
Usage: usually capitalized
Etymology: Latin Lethaeus of Lethe, Lethean (from Greek lēthaios, from Lēthē Lethe, place of oblivion in the lower world, from lēthē forgetfulness) + English -an; akin to Greek lanthanesthai to forget, lanthanein to escape notice — more at latent
: of, relating to, or causing forgetfulness

the Lethean sensuousness of Keats — Wylie Sypher

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