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Definitions of emaciated

emaciated  (ɪˈmeɪsɪˌeɪtɪd

Definitions

adjective

  1. abnormally thin

emaciate  (ɪˈmeɪsɪˌeɪt

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verb

  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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