neurasthenic

[ noo r-uh s-then-ik, nyoo r- ]
/ ˌnʊər əsˈθɛn ɪk, ˌnyʊər- /

adjective

pertaining to or suffering from neurasthenia.

noun

a person suffering from neurasthenia.

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Origin of neurasthenic

First recorded in 1875–80; neurasthen(ia) + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM neurasthenic

neur·as·then·i·cal·ly, adverb
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