HyperDic: wasting

English > 2 senses of the word wasting:
NOUNstatewasting, cachexia, cachexyany general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
statewasting, atrophy, wasting awaya decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
wasting > pronunciation
Soundswey'stihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > wasting: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAny general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease.
Synonymscachexia, cachexy
Broaderinfirmity, frailty, debility, feebleness, frailness, valetudinarianismThe state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
Spanishcaquexia
Catalancaquèxia
Verbswastecause to grow thin or weak
English > wasting: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse.
Synonymsatrophy, wasting away
Narroweramyotrophia, amyotrophyprogressive wasting of muscle tissues
kraurosisatrophy and shriveling of the skin or mucous membrane
tabesWasting of the body during a chronic disease
Broadersymptom(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Spanishatrofia
Catalanatròfia

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