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Definition 1: a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for wasting in the sense of this definition

(wasting is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

(... is a kind of wasting ) progressive wasting of muscle tissues

(... is a kind of wasting ) wasting of the body during a chronic disease

(... is a kind of wasting ) atrophy and shriveling of the skin or mucous membrane

Definition 2: any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for wasting in the sense of this definition

(wasting is a kind of ...) the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)

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