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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A gradual loss of flesh due to disease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wasting away; a gradual losing of flesh by disease.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wasting away or consumption of the body by disease; emaciation; tabescence; tabes.


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  • Casting a spell on someone that turns them into a pussycat.

    No, not really; it means wasting away or emaciation.

    December 11, 2008