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asthenia

 [as-the´ne-ah]
debility; loss of strength and energy; weakness. adj., adj asthen´ic.
neurocirculatory asthenia Da Costa syndrome.
tropical anhidrotic asthenia a rare condition occurring under conditions of heat stress, in which miliaria causes extensive occlusion of the sweat ducts producing anhidrosis and heat retention that may lead to weakness, dyspnea, tachycardia, elevation of body temperature, and collapse.

de·bil·i·ty

(dĕ-bil'i-tē),
Weakness.
[L. debilitas, fr. debilis, weak, fr. de- priv. + habilis, able]

debility

Lack of strength. Debility is due to loss of muscle bulk and reduction in the efficiency of the heart and respiratory system from disease or disuse. Debility is often the result of negligible demands on the body and, in this case, is remediable.

debility

The state of being feeble or without strength.

de·bil·i·ty

(dĕ-bil'i-tē)
Weakness.
[L. debilitas, fr. debilis, weak, fr. de- priv. + habilis, able]
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This was seen as ensuring that the corruptions and debilities discerned in classical and modern republics need not destroy British liberties.
Indeed, this reassessment provides the sine qua non for Russians' rediscovery of the truth about their past as, in an absolutist monarchy like Russia's autocracy, the abilities, debilities, and proclivities of the rulers were of paramount importance and informed the political direction of their reigns.
Conde was an excellent tactician who could grasp the essentials of a situation and act swiftly and decisively; also a fine strategist, he was overshadowed by Turenne; his military skills were as great at the end of his career as at the beginning, despite his increasing debilities. <BL>
"Accidents, suicide and homicide are the major killers of teenagers and young adults,' he notes, "while drinking, drug and eating disorders account for large numbers of additional deaths and debilities.' Similarly, he says, "It is obvious that it is behavior that transmits the virus that causes AIDS.'