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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"

Derived forms: emaciates, emaciated, emaciating

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

Encyclopedia: Emaciate