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emaciation

[ih-mey-shee-ey-shuh n, -see-] /ɪˌmeɪ ʃiˈeɪ ʃən, -si-/
noun
1.
abnormal thinness caused by lack of nutrition or by disease.
2.
the process of emaciating.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin ēmaciāt(us) (see emaciate) + -ion
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Examples for emaciation
  • She's turned all brittle and cynical, and she's thin to the point of emaciation.
Word Origin and History for emaciation
n.

1660s, from Latin emaciationem, noun of state from past participle stem of emaciare (see emaciate), or perhaps a native formation from emaciate.

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emaciation in Medicine

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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