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A wasting or decrease in the size of an organ or tissue, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished proliferation of cells, pressure, lack of oxygen, malnutrition, decreased function, or hormonal changes.
a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse
A generally weakened, emaciated condition of the body, esp. as associated with a chronic illness
To settle a debt, claim, or obligation.
To cause (an acid or base) to undergo neutralization.
To eat or drink up; devour
To afflict with severe or widespread suffering and devastation; ravage.
To destroy violently; ruin
To cause to rot, or decompose
To clear of contents by forcing air through.
To handle dishonestly or illegally
Misuse is defined as to use in the wrong way, or to abuse.
To become slow by (a specified amount of time). Used of a timepiece.
To spend is to use all of a resource, to focus your energy on something or to give someone money.
To spend or expend intemperately or wastefully; squander:
To destroy, consume, or waste:
(Archaic) To go or come to ruin
Indulge is defined as to give into a desire.
Divert is defined as to turn aside or distract from one direction to another.
To escape or pass out:
To make poor; reduce to poverty
To be spilled from a container; overflow; run out
To reduce by destroying or consuming the vital powers of; to exhaust, as a country of its strength or resources, a treasury of money, etc.
To fatigue or spend emotionally or physically:
To transfer or pour off completely:
Splurge is defined as to spend money extravagantly, or to show off.
To scatter is to spread something around in different directions or different places.
To give or spend generously or liberally
(Intransitive, figuratively) To lose vigour or power; to languish; to pass away.
To make or become weak or weaker.
Trash means to insult someone, or to destroy something.
Strip is defined as to remove clothing or covering or take something away from a person or thing.
Refuse is defined as to reject or to decide to not do something.
To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; plunder.
To kill inhumanly or barbarously, as in warfare
To crumble into dust; decay; waste away
To bring forth (a number of young) at one time
(Informal) To throw away as worthless or get rid of by selling as junk; discard; scrap
To lose power or strength; weaken; die away
To deprive of strength; make feeble.
To dwindle is defined as to slowly be reduced or become smaller.
To deprive of something of value by or as by force; rob; plunder
To forsake (someone or something that one ought not to leave); abandon
To do away with completely; put an end to:
To decay is defined as to rot, lose strength or deteriorate.
To chaff is to tease, especially in a light-hearted way.
To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken.
Wear is defined as to have on the body or to reduce the quality of the appearance by constant use.
To cease being; go out of existence, use, etc.; become lost or extinct
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
To sag in dejection or exhaustion:
To become limp, as from heat or lack of water; wither; droop
To destroy or kill:
(Slang) To kill; murder
To kill violently.
To give (wood, for example) a desired or particular surface texture.
To relegate to a specific destination or send on specific business.
Swallow is defined as to cause something to pass down your throat, to accept or believe something, to consume something or cause it to disappear, or to put down an emotion.
To decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity:
To reduce in volume, amount, degree, or intensity
To lose strength; grow weak or tired
To grow worse; degenerate:
To fall below a normal or desirable state, especially functionally or morally; deteriorate:
To use carefully or sparingly, avoiding waste:
To be beneficial to:
To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem:
To accumulate and store away money, goods, or other valued items
To preserve is to protect or keep something as it is or in its original state.
To produce through artistic or imaginative effort:
To establish a basis for; found or ground:
To aid in the growth of; strengthen:
To develop and reach maturity.
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
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