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[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.


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