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Definitions of emaciated

emaciated (ɪˈmeɪsɪˌeɪtɪd Pronunciation for emaciated



  1. abnormally thin

emaciate (ɪˈmeɪsɪˌeɪt Pronunciation for emaciate



  1. (usually transitive) to become or cause to become abnormally thin

Derived Forms

eˌmaciˈation noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin ēmaciāre to make lean, from macer thin

Example Sentences Including 'emaciated'

Looking round, he saw Polikarpos solemn-faced, transported; his cousin Kostas, General Vouros, even the emaciated man, were the same.
Harvey, John Coup d'Etat
Bessie's emaciated appearance wasn't the only pitiful aspect of her plight.
Mosco, Maisie Out of the Ashes


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