[in-uh-nish-uh n] /ˌɪn əˈnɪʃ ən/
exhaustion from lack of nourishment; starvation.
lack of vigor; lethargy.
exhaustion resulting from lack of food
mental, social, or spiritual weakness or lassitude
c.1400, from Old French inanition, from Latin inanitionem (nominative inanitio) “emptiness,” noun of action from past participle stem of inanire “to empty,” from inanis “empty, void, worthless, useless,” of uncertain origin.
inanition in·a·ni·tion (ĭn’ə-nĭsh’ən)
Exhaustion, as from lack of nourishment or vitality.
[im-puhl-siv] /ɪmˈpʌl sɪv/ adjective 1. actuated or swayed by emotional or involuntary : an impulsive child. 2. having the power or effect of ; characterized by : impulsive forces. 3. inciting to action: the impulsive effects of a revolutionary idea. 4. Mechanics. (of forces) acting momentarily; not continuous. /ɪmˈpʌlsɪv/ adjective 1. characterized by actions based […]
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impulsive obsession n. An obsession accompanied by action; it sometimes becomes a mania.
- In an uproar
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- In a pinch
adverb phrase In an emergency, when hard-pressed, as in This music isn’t what I would have chosen, but it will do in a pinch. This term dates from the late 1400s, when it was put as at a pinch (a usage still current in Britain); pinch alludes to straitened circumstances.