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Related to cachexy: cachexia

cachexia, cachexy

general physical or mental poor health; weakness or malnutrition.
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Noun1.cachexy - 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)
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With some people the spleen increases in volume through the action of this humour, as a result of which cachexy and dropsies ensue.