inanition


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inanition

exhaustion resulting from lack of food

inanition

[‚in·ə′nish·ən]
(medicine)
The exhausted, pathologic condition resulting from starvation.
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Like Conrad's Jones and his model, Malik, Ahmed vacillates between vegetable inanition and homicidal outrage.
In the subsequent breeding season, a cautious approach was adopted under the premise that capturing and "imprisoning" pregnant females may have contributed to the inanition observed (S.
Considering the eons of malingering self-pity and inanition that followed, Carrere refers to Romand, in passing, as a "big baby"--the apt, miserable truth.
Now lam interested to the opera of driving a car, the opera of taking the subway, the opera of deferred gratification, the per, of massage parlors, the opera of sunset at the piers, the opera of whisky, the per, of silence, the opera of palm trees, the opera of bathtubs, the opera of the daily splash of eau de cologne, the opera of inanition, the opera of stupefaction, the opera of amnesia.
They are a void within a vacuum surrounded by a vast inanition.
1) Early in his convalescence, "The dullest chores of body-maintenance, those that normally made you numb with inanition, were hereabouts hailed as skills.
This form of the commonal is the epitome of bourgeois materialism, what Emerson defines in his 1855 "Lecture on Slavery" as skepticism, which characterizes "a society without faith, without aims, dying of inanition.
Electroconvulsive therapy may represent a reasonable alternative in patients with life-threatening inanition, suicidality, or psychosis.
Electroconvulsive therapy may represent a reasonable alternative in patients with life threatening inanition, suicidality, or psychosis.
Guilt so galvanizes them with inanition that new initiatives become second editions of the defenses that failed them in the past.