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Synonyms for wasting

any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease

a decrease in size of an organ caused by disease or disuse

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It is TOO bad to feel life, health, and beauty wasting away, unfelt and unenjoyed, for such a brute as that
In spite of the immense sums cost him by the hospital, by machinery, by cows ordered from Switzerland, and many other things, he was convinced that he was not wasting, but increasing his substance.
It's called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), and it's steadily spreading across North America.
Both Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease are kinds of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE).
Similarly, deer with Chronic Wasting Disease stop eating.
Going beyond that is very difficult, and the primary barriers are the lack of manufacturer responsibility and the non-level playing field that subsidizes wasting.
The equipment is ideal for destroying Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE) agents, which cause (among others) Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, "mad cow" disease, chronic wasting disease and scrapie.