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inanition

[in-uh-nish-uh n] /ˌɪn əˈnɪʃ ən/
noun
1.
exhaustion from lack of nourishment; starvation.
2.
lack of vigor; lethargy.
Origin of inanition
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Late Latin inānitiōn- (stem of inānitiō). See inane, -ition
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inanition

/ˌɪnəˈnɪʃən/
noun
1.
exhaustion resulting from lack of food
2.
mental, social, or spiritual weakness or lassitude
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin inānītio emptiness, from Latin inānis empty; see inane
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Word Origin and History for inanition
n.

c.1400, from Old French inanition, from Latin inanitionem (nominative inanitio) "emptiness," noun of action from past participle stem of inanire "to empty," from inanis "empty, void, worthless, useless," of uncertain origin.

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inanition in Medicine

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

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