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waste away

Lose energy and vigor, become enfeebled and weak, as in She was wasting away before our eyes. [Late 1300s]

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RELATED WORDS

dwindle, faint, wither, deteriorate, fail, suffer, rot, weaken, thaw, disintegrate, evaporate, soften, heat, warm, fade, vanish, disappear, perish, decay, warp

Nearby words

wassup, wast, wast water, wastage, waste, waste away, waste disposal unit, waste gate, waste heat recovery, waste land, the, waste not, want not
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