inanition [ in-uh-nish-uhn ]
1. exhaustion from lack of nourishment; starvation.
2. lack of vigor; lethargy.
WORDS RELATED TO INANITION
inactivity, disinterest, apathy, drowsiness, famine, deprivation, malnutrition, desolation, vacuum, inertness, sloth, torpidity, sleep, languor, idleness, indifference, impassivity, dullness, unconcern, inaction
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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin inānitiōn- (stem of inānitiō). See inane, -ition
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR INANITION
In a sense, just curled up like a ball, or waiting to die from inanition.
PETER GOODWIN IS DYING: AN ASSISTED-SUICIDE DOCTOR INVOKES LAW HE BUILT|CASEY SCHWARTZ|MARCH 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I was now nearly sick from inanition, having taken so little the day before.
JANE EYRE|CHARLOTTE BRONTE
Or was it the blood of military forebears asserting itself after many years of inanition?
KITCHENER'S MOB|JAMES NORMAN HALL
Vomiting exhausts the patient by withdrawing nutriment, and when persistent may even cause death from inanition.
A SYSTEM OF PRACTICAL MEDICINE BY AMERICAN AUTHORS, VOL. II|VARIOUS
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