marasmo
marasmo
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (medicine)
a. wasting
El bebé sufría marasmo porque no le alimentaron bien.The baby suffered from wasting because he wasn't properly fed.
b. marasmus
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
La ONG lucha para evitar que haya tantos niños con marasmo en África.The NGO is fighting to keep so many children in Africa from suffering from marasmus.
2. (sluggishness)
a. stagnation
La empresa familiar sufre un marasmo que la llevará a la ruina.The family business is going through a stagnation that may end in bankruptcy.
b. paralysis
Necesitamos empleados activos y emprendedores para sacar a la empresa de este marasmo.We need proactive and enterprising employees to get the company out of this paralysis.
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marasmo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. marasmus, wasting
2. (de ánimo)
a. apathy
3. (de negocio)
a. stagnation
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marasmo
1 (Med) wasting; atrophy
2 (estancamiento) paralysis; stagnation
hay que sacar al país del marasmo económico en que está sumido we have to pull the country out of its economic stagnation
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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