as·​then·​ic | \ as-ˈthe-nik How to pronounce asthenic (audio) \

Definition of asthenic

1 : of, relating to, or exhibiting asthenia : weak

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resistance training can benefit the asthenic individual

First Known Use of asthenic

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for asthenic

borrowed from New Latin asthenicus, borrowed from Greek asthenikós, from asthen-, stem of asthenḗs "weak, feeble" + -ikos -ic entry 1 — more at asthenia

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The first known use of asthenic was in 1782

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“Asthenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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as·​then·​ic | \ as-ˈthen-ik How to pronounce asthenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of asthenic

1 : of, relating to, or exhibiting asthenia : debilitated
2 : characterized by slender build and slight muscular development : ectomorphic

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