Meaning of “wasting disease” in the English Dictionary

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"wasting disease" in British English

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wasting diseasenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈweɪ.stɪŋ dɪˌziːz/ us /ˈweɪ.stɪŋ dɪˌziːz/

a disease that causes a person to gradually become very thin and weak:

She suffers from a little-known muscle-wasting disease.

(Definition of “wasting disease” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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