Wasting palsy
Wasting Wast"ing, a. Causing waste; also, undergoing waste; diminishing; as, a wasting disease; a wasting fortune. [1913 Webster]

{Wasting palsy} (Med.), progressive muscular atrophy. See under {Progressive}. [1913 Webster]


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