asthenic

adjective

as·​then·​ic as-ˈthe-nik How to pronounce asthenic (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or exhibiting asthenia : weak
2

Example Sentences

resistance training can benefit the asthenic individual

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of asthenic was in 1782

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“Asthenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/asthenic. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

asthenic

adjective
as·​then·​ic as-ˈthen-ik How to pronounce asthenic (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or exhibiting asthenia : debilitated
2
: characterized by slender build and slight muscular development : ectomorphic
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