Definitions for wastingˈweɪ stɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gradually reducing the fullness and strength of the body:
a wasting disease.
laying waste; devastating:
a wasting war.
Origin of wasting:
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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