wasting away

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Noun1.wasting away - 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
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It is TOO bad to feel life, health, and beauty wasting away, unfelt and unenjoyed, for such a brute as that!' exclaimed she, fairly bursting into tears in the bitterness of her vexation.
His muscles were wasting away, and what were left were soft and flabby.
It is such a sight as we read of in legends of enchanted forests: saving that it is sad to see these noble works wasting away so awfully, alone; and to think how many years must come and go before the magic that created them will rear their like upon this ground again.
2) Wasting away they mourned their piteous doom, The blasted issue of their mother's womb.
So slow, so eager, so bloodless and gaunt, I felt as if Richard were wasting away beneath the eyes of this adviser and there were something of the vampire in him.
I could have ended up being there for another season, doing nothing, wasting away.
Now it takes considerable effort for her to walk up a flight of stairs as the muscles on her emaciated frame are wasting away. Her body no longer has any fat to burn and her internal organs are being compromised.
Ijanusi said, 'We have waited endlessly just because the governor wants to increase the tuition fee, for how long shall we continue to stay at home wasting away.
Garrard Conley was still a teen when he was outed and forced into a monstrous course of reparative therapy, each night taking a moral inventory of his failures as a "real man." All the while, he was wasting away, no longer interested in food or life, filled with shame, self-doubt, and suicidal ideation.
There's hope in the battle against zombies--zombie properties, that is, those vacant, often abandoned homes wasting away in foreclosure.
But it seems few people realised that the shy girl was slowly wasting away from an eating disorder.
I see scientists have developed skin-tight elastic suits for astronauts to stop their bones and muscles wasting away in weightless space.