exhaustion from lack of nourishment; starvation.
lack of vigor; lethargy.

1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin inānitiōn- (stem of inānitiō). See inane, -ition Unabridged
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inanition (ˌɪnəˈnɪʃən)
1.  exhaustion resulting from lack of food
2.  mental, social, or spiritual weakness or lassitude
[C14: from Late Latin inānītio emptiness, from Latin inānis empty; see inane]

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inanition in·a·ni·tion (ĭn'ə-nĭsh'ən)
Exhaustion, as from lack of nourishment or vitality.

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Bowers takes particular pride in the ser- films on the topic should be outlawed, for fear of public inanition.
Inanition, stress and immunity in the expression of salmonellosis in the live sheep export industry.
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