from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Loss of strength or vigor, usually because of disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)


a-1 + dynam(ism) + -ia1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • JM trusts that adynamia will not be a force to be reckoned with.

    June 13, 2010