Definitions for wastingˈweɪ stɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wast•ingˈweɪ stɪŋ(adj.)

  1. gradually reducing the fullness and strength of the body:

    a wasting disease.

  2. laying waste; devastating:

    a wasting war.

Origin of wasting:

1200–50

wast′ing•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cachexia, cachexy, wasting(noun)

    any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

  2. atrophy, wasting, wasting away(noun)

    a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

Wiktionary

  1. wasting(Adjective)

    Referring to something that cause a waste, particularly a wasting disease which causes pronounced loss of body mass.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wasting

    of Waste

  2. Wasting(adj)

    causing waste; also, undergoing waste; diminishing; as, a wasting disease; a wasting fortune

Freebase

  1. Wasting

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wasting' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4284

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