wish or losing strength debility diminution associated with the important causes
- an unusual lack of power
- Alt. of Astheny
Weakness. Not enough energy and strength. Reduced strength. Myasthenia refers to a loss of muscle energy, as with myasthenia gravis.
"weakness," 1802, contemporary Latin, from Greek asthenia "want of power, weakness, feebleness, vomiting; a sickness, a disease," from asthenes "weak, without energy, feeble," from a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + sthenos "energy," which will be of uncertain beginning.
Lack of strength in the body; weakness; inability to perform excessive amounts of work.
(letter.) Alt. of Astheny