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emaciated (ɪˈmeɪsɪˌeɪtɪd Pronunciation for emaciated

Definitions

adjective

  1. abnormally thin

emaciate (ɪˈmeɪsɪˌeɪt Pronunciation for emaciate

Definitions

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'

A traditional vernacular would have looked silly on this 13-foot site, an emaciated neighbour arrested in its growth.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Bessie's emaciated appearance wasn't the only pitiful aspect of her plight.
Mosco, Maisie Out of the Ashes
But infection set in which her emaciated body was too weak to cope with.
Sun, News of the World (1999)
Friends and family need to realise that an anorexic looking in the mirror does not see the same emaciated figure they do.
The Australian (2004)
He snorted at his emaciated companion, who looked up at Big Bastard with enormous, starving eyes.
Jenny Colgan LOOKING FOR ANDREW McCARTHY (2002)
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
She told the RSPCA the horses were in an emaciated condition in a paddock a mile from his stables.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
The emaciated milk cow is in the centre of the group, with Stevenson's wife, glowering miserably at the camera, to his left.
Claire Harman ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (2005)
Yet those drawn to the Atkins diet are so obsessed with being thin that they probably actually envy emaciated , starving Africans.
Spiked (2003)

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