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wasting away

adjective as in rotting

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Once you raised it, a massed army was wasting away, whether it fought or not, or whether it advanced, retreated, or stood still.

Our lives are wasting away, unless they are renovated by a truer spirit, and thus winning ever more than they lose.

Excretions such as this mean a violent wasting away of vitality and power.

Calm as the solitary night-light before her open eyes, her spirit was wasting away.

Phthisis, thī′sis, n. consumption or wasting away of the lungs.

She is wasting away in a silent, hidden combat between herself and her friends.


On this page you'll find 600 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to waste away, such as: atrophy, corrode, decompose, degenerate, discolor, and disintegrate.

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