wasting away

Definitions of wasting away
  1. noun
    a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
    synonyms: atrophy, wasting
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    amyotrophia, amyotrophy
    progressive wasting of muscle tissues
    wasting of the body during a chronic disease
    atrophy and shriveling of the skin or mucous membrane
    kraurosis vulvae
    kraurosis of the vulva; often a precancerous lesion
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    (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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