1. SYN: emaciation. 2. Denoting a disease characterized by emaciation.
- salt w. inappropriately large renal excretion of salt despite the apparent need of the body to retain it.

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wast·ing 'wā-stiŋ adj undergoing or causing decay or loss of strength <\wasting diseases such as tuberculosis>
wasting n unintended loss of weight and lean body tissue characteristic of many diseases (as cancer, tuberculosis, and AIDS): gradual loss of strength or substance: ATROPHY

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wast·ing (wāstґing) 1. gradual loss or decay; emaciation. See also wasting disease, under disease, and wasting syndrome, under syndrome. 2. excessive depletion.

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