Word of the Day: Inanition


According to Merriam-Webster, inanition means:

  • The quality or state of being empty.
  • The exhausted condition that results from lack of food and water.
  • The absence or loss of social, moral, or intellectual vitality or vigor.

I might use the word inanition in a sentence like this:

The man is homeless, aimless, perpetually struggling against hopelessness and inanition.


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