cachexia, cachexy, wasting(noun)
any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
atrophy, wasting, wasting away(noun)
a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
Referring to something that cause a waste, particularly a wasting disease which causes pronounced loss of body mass.
causing waste; also, undergoing waste; diminishing; as, a wasting disease; a wasting fortune
In medicine, wasting, also known as wasting syndrome, refers to the process by which a debilitating disease causes muscle and fat tissue to "waste" away. Wasting is sometimes referred to as "acute malnutrition" because it is believed that episodes of wasting have a short duration, in contrast to stunting, which is regarded as chronic malnutrition. According to the latest UN estimates, an estimated 52 million children under 5 years of age, or 8%, were wasted in 2011. The vast majority, about 70%, of the world's wasted children live in Asia, most in South-Central Asia.
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Rank popularity for the word 'wasting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4284
The numerical value of wasting in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of wasting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Indecision is like a stepchild if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.
If you're doing the same exercises and weights, you aren't putting an increased demand on your body and are wasting your time.
Chess is a foolish expedient for making idle people believe they are doing something very clever when they are only wasting their time.
When her last child is off to school, we don't want the talented woman wasting her time in work far below her capacity. We want her to come out running.
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