from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Loss of strength or vigor, usually because of disease.
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- n. Lack or loss of strength, usually due to a disease.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Considerable debility of the vital powers, as in typhoid fever.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, weakness; want of strength occasioned by disease; a deficiency of vital power; asthenia. Also called adynamy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lack of strength or vigor (especially from illness)
In reality, we have the disappearance of hope as basic in this adynamia.
Vurpas remark, consists essentially in "a more and more marked tension of the motor state which, reaching its maximum, presents a short tonic phase, followed by a clonic phase, and terminates in a period of adynamia and repose."
In death from adynamia it is through failure of muscle, that is, of the heart, of the scaleni and intercostals, of the diaphragm, and of the laryngeal muscles, et cetera.
Grammar, (word or clause) expressing opposition or antithesis. adj. - lacking strength; causing weakness. adynamia, n ..
As in Berberis, and the clafs Tetr adynamia* — Corolla or petals: falling off with the reft of the flower.