decompensation

noun
de·​com·​pen·​sa·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌkäm-pən-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce decompensation (audio) , -ˌpen- \

Definition of decompensation

: loss of physiological or psychological compensation especially : inability of the heart to maintain adequate circulation

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Other Words from decompensation

decompensate \ (ˌ)dē-​ˈkäm-​pən-​ˌsāt How to pronounce decompensate (audio) , -​ˌpen-​ \ verb

Examples of decompensation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stateless tracks her decompensation through fragmented flashbacks and hallucinations, but Strahovski resists the temptation to go For-Your-Consideration big. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, "Yvonne Strahovski stuns in Netflix's detention drama Stateless: Review," 2 July 2020

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First Known Use of decompensation

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for decompensation

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The first known use of decompensation was circa 1903

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Last Updated

16 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Decompensation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decompensation. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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decompensation

noun
de·​com·​pen·​sa·​tion | \ (ˌ)dē-ˌkäm-pən-ˈsā-shən, -pen- How to pronounce decompensation (audio) \

Medical Definition of decompensation

: loss of physiological compensation or psychological balance especially : inability of the heart to maintain adequate circulation

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