Astheny
Asthenia As`the*ni"a, Astheny As"the*ny, n. [NL. asthenia, Gr. 'asqe`nia; 'a priv. + sqe`nos strength.] (Med.) Want or loss of strength; debility; diminution of the vital forces. [1913 Webster]

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  • astheny — n. 1. an abnormal loss of strength. Syn: asthenia [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • astheny — n. See asthenia …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • astheny — noun an abnormal loss of strength • Syn: ↑asthenia • Derivationally related forms: ↑asthenic, ↑asthenic (for: ↑asthenia) • Hypernyms: ↑infirmity, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asthenia — As the*ni a, Astheny As the*ny, n. [NL. asthenia, Gr. asqe nia; a priv. + sqe nos strength.] (Med.) Want or loss of strength; debility; diminution of the vital forces. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • asthenia — n.; (also astheny) Debility, debilitation, prostration, exhaustion, feebleness, weakness, loss of power, loss of strength, atonicity …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • atony — n. (Med.) Weakness, debility, languor, exhaustion, prostration, asthenia, astheny, atonicity …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • adynamic — adjective 1. characterized by an absence of force or forcefulness • Syn: ↑undynamic • Ant: ↑dynamic (for: ↑undynamic) • Similar to: ↑backward, ↑stagna …   Useful english dictionary

  • debilitated — adjective lacking strength or vigor • Syn: ↑adynamic, ↑asthenic, ↑enervated • Similar to: ↑weak • Derivationally related forms: ↑asthenia (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • enervated — adjective lacking strength or vigor • Syn: ↑adynamic, ↑asthenic, ↑debilitated • Similar to: ↑weak • Derivationally related forms: ↑asthenia (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • feebleness — noun 1. the state of being weak in health or body (especially from old age) (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑infirmity, ↑frailty, ↑debility, ↑frailness, ↑valetudinarianism • Derivationally related forms: ↑frail …   Useful english dictionary

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