Emaciated
Emaciate E*ma"ci*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Emaciated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Emaciating}.] [L. emaciatus, p. p. of emaciare to make lean; e + maciare to make lean or meager, fr. macies leanness, akin to macer lean. See {Meager}.] To lose flesh gradually and become very lean; to waste away in flesh. ``He emaciated and pined away.'' --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • emaciated — adj. having become so thin that the bones noticeably protude under the skin; as, emaciated bony hands. Syn: bony, cadaverous, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • emaciated — (adj.) 1660s, pp. adjective from EMACIATE (Cf. emaciate) …   Etymology dictionary

  • emaciated — [adj] undernourished; thin anorexic, atrophied, attenuate, attenuated, bony, cadaverous, consumptive, famished, gaunt, haggard, lank, lean, like a bag of bones*, meager, peaked, pinched, scrawny, skeletal, skeletonlike, skin and bones*, skinny,… …   New thesaurus

  • emaciated — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ abnormally thin and weak. DERIVATIVES emaciation noun. ORIGIN from Latin emaciare make thin …   English terms dictionary

  • emaciated — [[t]ɪme͟ɪsieɪtɪd, me͟ɪʃ [/t]] ADJ GRADED A person or animal that is emaciated is extremely thin and weak because of illness or lack of food. ...horrific television pictures of emaciated prisoners …   English dictionary

  • emaciated — adjective /əˈmeɪʃieɪtɪd,əˈmeɪsieɪtɪd/ Thin or haggard, especially from hunger or disease. The emaciated prisoners in the death camps were weak and sickly. See Also: emaciate, emaciation …   Wiktionary

  • emaciated — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look ▪ become, grow ADVERB ▪ severely ▪ his severely emaciated body …   Collocations dictionary

  • emaciated — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. starveling, thin, haggard, wasted, gaunt, drawn, scrawny, skin and bones (inf.). See narrowness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. gaunt, starved, wasted; see thin 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus)… …   English dictionary for students

  • emaciated — e|ma|ci|a|ted [ıˈmeıʃieıtıd, si ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: emaciatus, past participle of emaciare, from macer thin ] extremely thin from lack of food or illness ▪ The prisoners were ill and emaciated. >emaciation [ıˌmeıʃiˈeıʃən,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • emaciated — adjective extremely thin from lack of food or illness: The prisoners were ill and emaciated. emaciation /I meISi eISFn, si / noun (U): in an advanced state of emaciation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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