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
References in classic literature ?
Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one.
I thought of her shattered health; of her melancholy existence in shadow and solitude; of the rich treasures of such a heart and such a mind as hers, wasted with her wasting life; and I said to myself, Let her secret be sacred
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 commended me for not wasting my time, with such an evident interest in my case that I was quite surprised; then, rising from his chair, he said:
When at last we were all assembled, waiting for dinner to be announced, I reflected, while I chatted with the woman I had been asked to "take in," that civilised man practises a strange ingenuity in wasting on tedious exercises the brief span of his life.