asthenia

noun
as·​the·​nia | \ as-ˈthē-nē-ə How to pronounce asthenia (audio) \

Definition of asthenia

: lack or loss of strength : debility

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Examples of asthenia in a Sentence

headache, nausea, fever, and asthenia are side effects of the drug

First Known Use of asthenia

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for asthenia

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Greek asthéneia "weakness, debility," from asthene-, stem of asthenḗs "weak, feeble" (from a- a- entry 2 + -sthenēs, adjective derivative of sthénos "strength, power" (of obscure origin) + -ia -ia entry 1

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The first known use of asthenia was in 1789

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“Asthenia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asthenia. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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asthenia

noun
as·​the·​nia | \ as-ˈthē-nē-ə How to pronounce asthenia (audio) \

Medical Definition of asthenia

: lack or loss of strength : debility

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