Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Affected by or relating to cachexia.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who suffers from a cachexy.
  • Pertaining to or characterized by cachexy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having, or pertaining to, cachexia.

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  • adjective Having cachexia; wasting away from a disease or chronic illness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or having the symptoms of cachexia

Etymologies

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

[French cachectique, from Latin cachecticus, from Greek kakhektikos, from kakhexiā, bad condition of the body; see cachexia.]

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Latin cachecticus.

Examples

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  • "Laymen called it 'consumption,' and that name spoke to the awfulness of the disease. It consumed people. Like cancer, it attacked the young as well as the old, sucked the life out of them, turned them into cachectic shells, and then killed them."

    —John M. Barry, The Great Influenza (NY: Penguin Books, 2004), 52

    February 11, 2009