asthenia

play
noun as·the·nia \as-ˈthē-nē-ə\

Definition of asthenia

  1. :  lack or loss of strength :  debility

Examples of asthenia in a sentence

  1. <headache, nausea, fever, and asthenia are side effects of the drug>

Origin and Etymology of asthenia

New Latin, from Greek astheneia, from asthenēs weak, from a- + sthenos strength


First Known Use: 1802


Medical Dictionary

asthenia

play
noun as·the·nia \as-ˈthē-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of asthenia

  1. :  lack or loss of strength :  debility


Learn More about asthenia


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up asthenia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or resembling a fox

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ