inanition definition by Webster's New World
- exhaustion from lack of food or an inability to assimilate it
- lack of strength or spirit
Origin: Middle English inanicioun ; from Old French inanition ; from Late Latin inanitio ; from Classical Latin inanitus, past participle of inanire, to empty ; from inanis, inane
inanition definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Exhaustion, as from lack of nourishment or vitality.
- The condition or quality of being empty.
Origin: Middle English inanisioun, emptiness, from Old French inanicion, exhaustion from hunger, from Late Latin inānītiō, inānītiōn-, emptiness, from inānītus, past participle of inānīre, to make empty, from Latin inānis, empty.
inanition - Medical Definition