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Relating to, involving, or suffering from asthenia.
- ‘There has been little understanding of a condition of asthenic wasting.’
- ‘This condition is seen in tall, asthenic individuals of both sexes.’
Late 18th century: from Greek asthenikos, from asthenēs ‘weak’.
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