adynamic

adjective
ady·​nam·​ic | \ ˌā-(ˌ)dī-ˈna-mik How to pronounce adynamic (audio) , ˌa-də-ˈna- \

Definition of adynamic

: characterized by or causing a loss of strength or function adynamic ileus

First Known Use of adynamic

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adynamic

borrowed from French adynamique, from adynamie "asthenia caused by disease" (borrowed from Greek adynamía "lack of strength, debility," from a- a- entry 2 + -dynamia, form in composition of dýnamis "force, power") + -ique -ic entry 1 — more at dynamic entry 1

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“Adynamic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adynamic. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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adynamic

adjective
ady·​nam·​ic | \ ˌā-(ˌ)dī-ˈnam-ik How to pronounce adynamic (audio) , ˌad-ə-ˈnam- How to pronounce adynamic (audio) \

Medical Definition of adynamic

: characterized by or causing a loss of strength or function adynamic fevers such as typhoid adynamic ileus

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