wasting

adjective
wast·ing | \ˈwā-stiŋ \

Definition of wasting 

1 : laying waste : devastating

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

First Known Use of wasting

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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wasting

adjective
wast·ing | \ˈwā-stiŋ \

Medical Definition of wasting 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

wasting

noun

Medical Definition of wasting (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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