Inanition

In`a*ni"tion

(?), n. [F. inanition, L. inanitio emptiness, fr. inanire to empty, fr. inanis empty. Cf. Inane.] The condition of being inane; emptiness; lack of fullness, as in the vessels of the body; hence, specifically, exhaustion from lack of food, either from partial or complete starvation, or from a disorder of the digestive apparatus, producing the same result.
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Feeble from inanition, inert from weariness.
Landor.
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Repletion and inanition may both do harm in two contrary extremes.
Burton.
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