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cachexyPart of speech: Adjective Usage examples "cachexy":
- Nostalgia, which we are apt to sneer at as a doctor's name for homesickness, and to class with cachexy and borborygmus, was a power for evil in those days, and some of our finest troops were thinned out by it, notoriously the North Carolinians, whose attachment to the soil of their State was as passionate as that of any Greeks, ancient or modern, Attic or Peloponnesian. - "The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915", Basil L. Gildersleeve.
- The second consideration is that of health: a severe illness may alarm us for the time being, but an illness of a chronic nature or even cachexy frightens us away, because it would be transmitted. - "Essays of Schopenhauer", Arthur Schopenhauer.
- Of the former disease my own corps, I am informed, had in hospital at one time 200 cases above the usual amount of sickness; this arises from the brackish water, the want of vegetables, and lastly the cachexy induced by an utter absence of change, diversion, and excitement. - "First Footsteps in East Africa or, an Exploration of Harar", Richard F. Burton.