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1. Exhaustion, as from lack of nourishment or vitality.
2. The condition or quality of being empty.
[Middle English inanisioun, emptiness, from Old French inanicion, exhaustion from hunger, from Late Latin inānītiō, inānītiōn-, emptiness, from inānītus, past participle of inānīre, to make empty, from Latin inānis, empty.]
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1. (Pathology) exhaustion resulting from lack of food
2. mental, social, or spiritual weakness or lassitude
[C14: from Late Latin inānītio emptiness, from Latin inānis empty; see inane]
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in•a•ni•tion(ˌɪn əˈnɪʃ ən)
1. exhaustion from lack of nourishment.
2. lack of vigor; lethargy.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin inānītiō emptiness]
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|Noun||1.||inanition - weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy|
weakness - the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"
|2.||inanition - exhaustion resulting from lack of food|
exhaustion - extreme fatigue
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inanition[ˌɪnəˈnɪʃən] N → inanición f
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n → Auszehrung f
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n. inanición; debilidad; desnutrición.
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