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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.
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wasting

(ˈweɪstɪŋ)
adj
(prenominal) reducing the vitality, strength, or robustness of the body: a wasting disease.
ˈwastingly adv
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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Translations

wasting

[ˈweɪstɪŋ] ADJ [disease] → debilitante; [asset] → amortizable
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

wasting

[ˈweɪstɪŋ] adj [disease] → débilitant(e) chronic wasting disease
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wasting

adj attr wasting diseaseAuszehrung f; this is a wasting diseasedas ist eine Krankheit, bei der der Körper allmählich verfällt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

wasting

[ˈweɪstɪŋ] adj wasting diseasedeperimento organico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

wast·ing

n. agotamiento, consunción, pérdida de funciones vitales.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

wasting

n desgaste m;muscle — desgaste muscular
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
The friends of a certain young lady are wasting time and money to no purpose.
Meanwhile his home is in a wretched plight suitors are wasting his substance and plotting against his son.
"Because I didn't see the use of wasting my time over it."