emagrecer

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese enmagrecer, from Late Latin emacrescere, from Latin macer (lean), from Proto-Indo-European *mh₂ḱros.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Paulista) IPA(key): /e.ˌma.ɡɾe.ˈse(ɾ)/, /e.ˌma.ɡɾe.ˈse(ɹ)/
  • (South Brazil) IPA(key): /e.ˌma.ɡɾe.ˈse(ɾ)/, /e.ˌma.ɡɾe.ˈse(ɻ)/

Verb[edit]

emagrecer (first-person singular present indicative emagreço, past participle emagrecido)

  1. to become leaner; to lose body weight
    Emagreci dois quilos esta semana.
    I lost two kilograms this week.
  2. to make leaner; to cause to lose body weight
    A doença emagreceu João.
    The disease emaciated John.
    Correr emagrece.
    Running makes one lean.

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