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Definition of "cachexy" [cachexy]

  • Cachexia. (noun)

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Use "cachexy" in a sentence
  • "The second consideration is that of health: a severe illness may alarm us for the time being, but an illness of a chronic nature or even cachexy frightens us away, because it would be transmitted."
  • "Of the former disease my own corps, I am informed, had in hospital at one time 200 cases above the usual amount of sickness; this arises from the brackish water, the want of vegetables, and lastly the cachexy induced by an utter absence of change, diversion, and excitement."
  • "Likewise the cachexy, or evill habit of the body, and the dropsie in the beginning thereof, before it be too farre gone."