Synonyms for phthisis

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He could hear nothing at all, that woman could never have suffered from phthisis.

Was this, then, some special case of phthisis complicated by neurosis?

She brought up her niece Sophie, who was cured of phthisis by Doctor Pascal.

And yet, he is not the only one in Baalbek who returned from America with phthisis.

His mother died in his ninth year, after a second marriage, a victim to phthisis.

They seem to have been quite expert in their knowledge of phthisis.

It was no new thing to say, or to guess, that phthisis was or might be infective.

They are found most commonly in phthisis: rarely in other diseases.

There are people dying of cancer and phthisis—and we haven't stopped it.

Phthisis seems to be a malady peculiar to temperate climates.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, from Late Latin phthisis "consumption," from Greek phthisis "wasting, consumption; perishing, decay; waxing," from phthiein "to decay, waste away," from PIE root *dhgwhei- "to perish, die away" (cf. Sanskrit ksitih "destruction," ksinati "perishes").

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