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Meaning of WASTING

Pronunciation:  'weysting

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
  2. [n]  any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
 

WASTING is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: atrophy, cachexia, cachexy, wasting away
 
 See Also: amyotrophia, amyotrophy, debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity, kraurosis, symptom, tabes

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wast"ing\, a.
Causing waste; also, undergoing waste; diminishing; as, a
wasting disease; a wasting fortune.



{Wasting palsy} (Med.), progressive muscular atrophy. See
   under {Progressive}.

 

 

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