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Adjective: emaciated  i'mey-shee,ey-tid or i'mey-see,ey-tid
  1. Very thin especially from disease, hunger or cold
    "emaciated bony hands";
    - bony, cadaverous, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted
Verb: emaciate  i'mey-shee,eyt or i'mey-see,eyt
  1. Cause to grow thin or weak
    "The treatment emaciated him";
    - waste, macerate
     
  2. Grow weak and thin or waste away physically
    "She emaciated during the chemotherapy"

See also: lean, meager [N. Amer], meagre [Brit, Cdn], thin

Type of: change state, debilitate, drain, enfeeble, turn

Encyclopedia: Emaciated

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