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neurasthenic

[noo r-uh s-then-ik, nyoo r-]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or suffering from neurasthenia.
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noun
  1. a person suffering from neurasthenia.
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Origin of neurasthenic

First recorded in 1875–80; neurasthen(ia) + -ic
Related formsneur·as·then·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for neurasthenic

debilitated, disabled, paralyzed, sick, shaking, trembling, diseased, helpless, paralytic, shaky, weak, arthritic, atonic, neurasthenic, rheumatic, sclerotic, spastic, tremorous

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Historical Examples of neurasthenic

  • One of the great troubles with neurasthenic women is that they do not laugh enough.

    Possessed

    Cleveland Moffett

  • This view of her condition by her family or her physician is the tragedy of the neurasthenic.

    Preventable Diseases

    Woods Hutchinson

  • She finally becomes anemic and neurasthenic and a misanthrope.

  • She was of neurasthenic inheritance, and was put in unfavourable conditions.

    The Modern Malady

    Cyril Bennett

  • A neurasthenic, however, is not to be mistaken for an imbecile.