American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Affected by or relating to cachexia.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or characterized by cachexy.
- n. One who suffers from a cachexy.
- adj. Having cachexia; wasting away from a disease or chronic illness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having, or pertaining to, cachexia.
- adj. relating to or having the symptoms of cachexia
- Latin cachecticus. (Wiktionary)
- French cachectique, from Latin cachecticus, from Greek kakhektikos, from kakhexiā, bad condition of the body; see cachexia. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“But this response is hardly universal; only some patients become cachectic, and only at certain points in their treatment.”
“Instances, indeed, are not unknown of persons who in consequence of a cachectic state have secreted sweat that resembled blood, their body having become loose and flabby, and their blood watery, owing to the heat in the small vessels having been too scanty for its concoction.”
“Miss Letty was altogether too wholesome, hearty, and high-strung a young girl to be a model, according to the flat-chested and cachectic pattern which is the classical type of certain excellent young females, often the subjects of biographical memoirs.”
“No hectic heat of skin, but an extraordinary depression of the arterial action, arising evidently from the redundancy of carbon deposited in the pulmonary tissue, preventing the proper oxygenation of the blood circulating in the organs, and thereby producing a morbid effect on the whole system, which sufficiently explains the cachectic condition of the body.”
“All cachectic or morbid nutrition conditions are due to imperfect lymph.”
“Mr. Bradshaw expected naturally to see a youth of imperfect constitution, and cachectic or dyspeptic tendencies, who was in training to furnish one of those biographies beginning with the statement that, from his infancy, the subject of it showed no inclination for boyish amusements, and so on, until he dies out, for the simple reason that there was not enough of him to live.”
“He had been in poor health for a number of years, and was then in a very cachectic condition.”
“As he was not cachectic and no apparent ganglion was found, and as his thoracic respiration was perfect, it seemed to be indicated that an incision should be made in his stomach.”
“In China they drink an infusion of the root instead of tea, and it is well known that they have recourse to it as a last resort in all diseases: Dr. James says, more especially in all cachectic and consumptive cases, and in those arising from debility of any kind.”
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