wasting

Definitions of wasting
  1. noun
    any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
    synonyms: cachexia, cachexy
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    debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity, valetudinarianism
    the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
  2. noun
    a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
    synonyms: atrophy, wasting away
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    amyotrophia, amyotrophy
    progressive wasting of muscle tissues
    tabes
    wasting of the body during a chronic disease
    kraurosis
    atrophy and shriveling of the skin or mucous membrane
    kraurosis vulvae
    kraurosis of the vulva; often a precancerous lesion
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    symptom
    (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
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