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emaciated

Line breaks: ema¦ci|ated
Pronunciation: /ɪˈmeɪsɪeɪtɪd
 
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Definition of emaciated in English:

adjective

Abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food: she was so emaciated she could hardly stand
More example sentences
  • But social workers who examined the woman said that although weak and emaciated, she showed no signs of mental illness.
  • Her cheeks sunk deep inside, and she appeared thin and emaciated.
  • From her wasted and emaciated appearance, we may fairly infer, she also fell a martyr to this destructive and poisonous liquid.
Synonyms
scrawny, skinny, scraggy, skin and bones, raw-boned, angular, stick-like, size-zero;
cadaverous, shrivelled, shrunken, withered;
gaunt, haggard, drawn, pinched, wizened, attenuated, atrophied
informal anorexic, looking like a bag of bones
archaic phthisical

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin emaciat- 'made thin', from the verb emaciare, from e- (variant of ex-, expressing a change of state) + macies 'leanness'.

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