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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
adj.

1660s, past participle adjective from emaciate.

emaciate

v.

1620s (implied in emaciating), from Latin emaciatus, past participle of emaciare "make lean, waste away," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + macies "leanness," from macer "thin" (see macro-). Related: Emaciated; emaciating.

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