Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of waste away.

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  • n. a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

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Examples

  • And it had been a blessing in fact, his death, for he had been wasting away these last seven years and suffering with the pain, and it was only his Scot's stubbornness that had let him linger this long.

    Tender Rebel

  • I am not now speaking of physical evil, such as dissolution and death, and the wasting away of God's works, and the like; but only of moral evil.

    Sermons. [Vol. I.]

  • “Raskh “is from animate to inanimate (man to stone) and “Faskh” is absolute wasting away to corruption.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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