wasting


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wast·ing

 (wā′stĭng)
adj.
1. Gradually deteriorating; declining: the wasting process of erosion.
2. Sapping the strength, energy, or substance of the body; emaciating: a wasting disease.

wast′ing·ly adv.

wasting

(ˈweɪstɪŋ)
adj
(prenominal) reducing the vitality, strength, or robustness of the body: a wasting disease.
ˈwastingly adv

wast•ing

(ˈweɪ stɪŋ)

adj.
1. gradually reducing the fullness and strength of the body: a wasting disease.
2. laying waste; devastating: a wasting war.
[1200–50]
wast′ing•ly, adv.
wast′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wasting - any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity, valetudinarianism - the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age)
2.wasting - a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
amyotrophia, amyotrophy - progressive wasting of muscle tissues
tabes - wasting of the body during a chronic disease
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
kraurosis - atrophy and shriveling of the skin or mucous membrane
Translations

wasting

[ˈweɪstɪŋ] ADJ [disease] → debilitante; [asset] → amortizable

wasting

[ˈweɪstɪŋ] adj [disease] → débilitant(e) chronic wasting disease

wasting

adj attr wasting diseaseAuszehrung f; this is a wasting diseasedas ist eine Krankheit, bei der der Körper allmählich verfällt

wasting

[ˈweɪstɪŋ] adj wasting diseasedeperimento organico

wast·ing

n. agotamiento, consunción, pérdida de funciones vitales.

wasting

n desgaste m;muscle — desgaste muscular
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Though obliged to come nearly in contact with the monster, the Huron, who had at first so warily determined the character of his strange visitor, was now content with proceeding without wasting a moment in further examination; but Heyward was unable to prevent his eyes from looking backward, in salutary watchfulness against attacks in the rear.
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But this, his thinness, so to speak, seemed no more the token of wasting anxieties and cares, than it seemed the indication of any bodily blight.
He would lie there and cough and cough, day and night, wasting away to a mere skeleton.
Jane and Rosa, what are you wasting your time for, here?
which is to say, they were the nation, the actual Nation; they were about all of it that was useful, or worth sav- ing, or really respect-worthy, and to subtract them would have been to subtract the Nation and leave behind some dregs, some refuse, in the shape of a king, nobility and gentry, idle, unproductive, acquainted mainly with the arts of wasting and destroying, and of no sort of use or value in any rationally constructed world.