wasting

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adjective wast·ing \ˈwā-stiŋ\

Definition of wasting

  1. 1 :  laying waste :  devastating

  2. 2 :  undergoing or causing decay or loss of strength wasting diseases such as tuberculosis

13th Century

First Known Use of wasting

13th century


Medical Dictionary

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wasting

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adjective wast·ing \ˈwā-stiŋ\

Medical Definition of wasting

  1. :  undergoing or causing decay or loss of strength wasting diseases such as tuberculosis


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wasting

noun wast·ing

Medical Definition of wasting

  1. :  unintended loss of weight and lean body tissue characteristic of many diseases (as cancer, tuberculosis, and AIDS) :  gradual loss of strength or substance :  atrophy



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