Definitions for wastingˈweɪ stɪŋ
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