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in·a·ni·tion  audio  (n-nshn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. Exhaustion, as from lack of nourishment or vitality.
  2. The condition or quality of being empty.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English inanisioun, emptiness, from Old French inanicion, exhaustion from hunger, from Late Latin innti, inntin-, emptiness, from inntus, past participle of innre, to make empty, from Latin innis, empty


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