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cachexia, cachexy (s) (noun); cachexias, cachexies (pl)
1. A state of ill health, malnutrition, and wasting away: Cachexia may occur in many chronic diseases, certain malignancies, and advanced pulmonary tuberculosis or cancer.
2. A general weight loss, feebleness, inactivity, and emaciation: Jerome has cachexia which is associated with his severe chronic disease and emotional disturbances.
A general condition of ill health.
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