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- n. Generic description of a medical condition that causes pronounced loss of body mass.
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- n. involving the lungs with progressive wasting of the body
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In Morocco “Ta’am” is the vulgar name for a mixture of dead men’s bones, eyes, hair and similar ingredients made by old wives and supposed to cause a wasting disease for which the pharmacopoeia has no cure.
Pasty as he was, his skin had a bit of pigment to it, and some awful wasting disease had eaten away his nose and eyelids.
Later you can get Searles Cosgrove to confirm it: Leonard has a wasting disease that has affected his ability to digest food.
Abroad, death continued to cut down the Valois: Charles IX died of a wasting disease some said of anguished remorse for the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre and was succeeded by Henri III.