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wasting

[wey-sting] /ˈweɪ stɪŋ/
adjective
1.
gradually reducing the fullness and strength of the body:
a wasting disease.
2.
laying waste; devastating; despoiling:
the ravages of a wasting war.
noun
3.
Geology, mass wasting.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see waste, -ing2, ing1
Related forms
wastingly, adverb
wastingness, noun
nonwasting, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for wastingly

wasting

/ˈweɪstɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) reducing the vitality, strength, or robustness of the body: a wasting disease
Derived Forms
wastingly, adverb
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wastingly in Medicine

wasting adj.

  1. Gradually deteriorating; declining.

  2. Sapping the strength or substance of the body, as a disease; emaciating.

n.
Emaciation.
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