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emaciated

[ih-mey-shee-ey-tid] /ɪˈmeɪ ʃiˌeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
marked by emaciation.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; emaciate + -ed2
Related forms
unemaciated, adjective
Synonyms
thin, wasted, puny, gaunt, haggard, scrawny.

emaciate

[ih-mey-shee-eyt] /ɪˈmeɪ ʃiˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), emaciated, emaciating.
1.
to make abnormally lean or thin by a gradual wasting away of flesh.
Origin
1640-50; < Latin ēmaciātus, wasted away, equivalent to ē- e-1 + maciātus, past participle of maciāre to produce leanness (maci(ēs) leanness + -ātus -ate1)
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Examples for emaciated
  • Those young emaciated boys need a good meal and a haircut.
  • The last time I looked, the sharks looked a bit emaciated.
  • This week we implore you to deliver a visual feast to our emaciated eyes.
  • Many of the rescued dogs that I have known have been slender-to-emaciated due to malnutrition before the rescue.
  • His hair is long and unkempt, his face and body emaciated.
  • His emaciated understanding of human nature was at the heart of all of his errors.
  • He looked pale and emaciated, but was not wanting in coolness and deliberation.
  • Up the road, a tall, emaciated figure came running toward him.
  • Weak and emaciated, he collapsed at home and was taken unconscious to a charity hospital, where he died two days later.
  • Campaigners also noted more emaciated whales in the region last summer.
British Dictionary definitions for emaciated

emaciated

/ɪˈmeɪsɪˌeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
abnormally thin

emaciate

/ɪˈmeɪsɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(usually transitive) to become or cause to become abnormally thin
Derived Forms
emaciation, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ēmaciāre to make lean, from macer thin
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Word Origin and History for emaciated
emaciate
1640s, from L. emaciatus, pp. of emaciare "make lean, waste away," from ex- "out" + macies "leanness," from macer "thin" (see macro-).
emaciated
1660s, pp. adj. from emaciate.
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