Examples from the Web for inanition
In a sense, just curled up like a ball, or waiting to die from inanition.Peter Goodwin Is Dying: An Assisted-Suicide Doctor Invokes Law He Built|Casey Schwartz|March 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I was now nearly sick from inanition, having taken so little the day before.Jane Eyre|Charlotte Bronte
Or was it the blood of military forebears asserting itself after many years of inanition?Kitchener's Mob|James Norman Hall
Vomiting exhausts the patient by withdrawing nutriment, and when persistent may even cause death from inanition.
British Dictionary definitions for inanition
Word Origin for inanition
Word Origin and History for inanition
c.1400, from Old French inanition, from Latin inanitionem (nominative inanitio) "emptiness," noun of action from past participle stem of inanire "to empty," from inanis "empty, void, worthless, useless," of uncertain origin.