Synonyms and related words:
aspiration, bleeding, bloodletting, breakdown, broaching, clamant, clamorous, cleaning out, clearance, clearing, collapse, coming apart, crack-up, cracking, crumbling, crying, cupping, decadent, declining, defecation, degenerate, demanding, depletion, deteriorating, devitalizing, discharging cargo, disintegrating, drafting, drainage, drawing, drooping, dwindling, ebbing, effete, egress, elimination, emptying, enervating, enfeebling, evacuation, exacting, excretion, exhaustedness, exhausting, exhaustion, exigent, exorbitant, extortionate, fading, failing, falling, fatiguesome, fatiguing, flagging, fragmenting, going to pieces, grasping, grueling, importunate, insistent, instant, killing, languishing, loud, marcescent, milking, nervous exhaustion, nervous prostration, off-loading, persistent, pertinacious, phlebotomy, pining, pipetting, pressing, prostration, pumping, punishing, regressive, removal, retrograde, retrogressive, sapping, shriveling, sinking, siphoning, sliding, slipping, slumping, straining, stressful, subsiding, sucking, suction, tabetic, tapping, taxing, tiresome, tiring, toilsome, trying, unloading, urgent, venesection, venting, voidance, voiding, waning, wasting, weakening, weariful, wearing, wearisome, wearying, wilting, withering, worsening

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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