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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Inanition \In`a*ni"tion\, n. [F. inanition, L. inanitio
emptiness, fr. inanire to empty, fr. inanis empty. Cf.
The condition of being inane; emptiness; lack of fullness, as
in the vessels of the body; hence, specifically, exhaustion
from lack of food, either from partial or complete
starvation, or from a disorder of the digestive apparatus,
producing the same result.
Feeble from inanition, inert from weariness. --Landor.
Repletion and inanition may both do harm in two
contrary extremes. --Burton.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
[syn: inanition, lassitude, lethargy, slackness]
2: exhaustion resulting from lack of food
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