inanition

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From Old French inanition, from Late Latin inānītio, from inānīre (to make empty), from inānis (empty, vain); see inane.

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inanition (countable and uncountable, plural inanitions)

  1. Emptiness.
  2. (medicine) A state of advanced lack of adequate nutrition, food or water, or a physiological inability to utilize them; starvation.
  3. (philosophy) A spiritual emptiness or lack of purpose or will to live, akin to the Existentialist Philosophy state of "nausea".

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