(noun, adjective, verb)


1. Causing a waste, particularly a wasting disease which causes pronounced loss of body mass.


1. any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

Similar word(s): cachexia, cachexy

Definition categories: state, debility, feebleness, frailness, frailty, infirmity, valetudinarianism

2. a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

Similar word(s): atrophy

Definition categories: state, symptom

Sentences with wasting as a noun:

- muscular wastings


1. present participle of waste