emaciate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin emaciare (to make lean, cause to waste away), from ex- (out) + macies (leanness), from macer (thin)

Verb[edit]

emaciate (third-person singular simple present emaciates, present participle emaciating, simple past and past participle emaciated)

  1. (transitive) To make extremely thin or wasted
    Anorexics ignore that sustained emaciation ends in starvation.
  2. (intransitive) To become extremely thin or wasted.

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Adjective[edit]

emaciate

  1. feminine plural of emaciato