WORD OF THE DAY.

The Word of the Day comes from THE WOLF AND THE WATCHMAN by Niklas Natt och Dag.


PHTHISIS



NOUN medicinearchaic pulmonary tuberculosis or a similar progressive wasting disease.

synonyms: thinness · boniness · scrawniness · skinniness · scragginess · starvation · underfeeding · undernourishment · cadaverousness · gauntness · haggardness · attenuation · atrophy · anorexia

antonyms: obesity


ORIGIN mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek, from phthinein‘to decay’.

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