emaciation

[ih-mey-shee-ey-shuhn, -see-]
noun
1.
abnormal thinness caused by lack of nutrition or by disease.
2.
the process of emaciating.

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin ēmaciāt(us) (see emaciate) + -ion

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emaciate (ɪˈmeɪsɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
(usually tr) to become or cause to become abnormally thin
 
[C17: from Latin ēmaciāre to make lean, from macer thin]
 
emaci'ation
 
n

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emaciation
1660s, from L. emaciationem, from emaciare (see emaciate).
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emaciation e·ma·ci·a·tion (ĭ-mā'shē-ā'shən)
n.
The process of losing so much flesh as to become extremely thin; wasting.

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She's turned all brittle and cynical, and she's thin to the point of emaciation.
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