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Meaning of INANITION

Pronunciation:  `inu'nishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  exhaustion resulting from lack of food
  2. [n]  weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
 

INANITION is a 9 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: lassitude, lethargy
 
 See Also: exhaustion, weakness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`a*ni"tion\, n. [F. inanition, L. inanitio
emptiness, fr. inanire to empty, fr. inanis empty. Cf.
{Inane}.]
The condition of being inane; emptiness; want of fullness, as
in the vessels of the body; hence, specifically, exhaustion
from want of food, either from partial or complete
starvation, or from a disorder of the digestive apparatus,
producing the same result.

      Feeble from inanition, inert from weariness. --Landor.

      Repletion and inanition may both do harm in two
      contrary extremes.                       --Burton.

 

 

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